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NASA sets new launch window for supersonic vehicle test

Submit on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 22:59

The second flight test of NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) now will launch no earlier than 1630 UTC on 2 June from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii.

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Star One C4 delivered to launch site

Submit on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 22:58

Space Systems/Loral (SSL) announced that the Star One C4 satellite, designed and built for Embratel Star One, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace. The launch marks the 50th SSL mission with Arianespace.

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Airbus DS begins building Grace-FO climate satellites

Submit on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 22:57

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the development and design phase of the Grace-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment follow-on) satellites. Following delivery of the highly stable satellite structures, the building phase of the two NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) research satellites has begun. The Grace-FO mission is based on an US-German co-operation agreement executed by JPL and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ-Potsdam).

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NASA’s Europa mission begins with selection of science instruments

Submit on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 22:56

NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbour conditions suitable for life.

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Ariane 5 for MSG-4/Star One C4 launch assembled

Submit on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 22:59

Another Ariane 5 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana, marking a major milestone in preparations for Arianespace’s third heavy-lift mission of 2015 – which will orbit the European MSG-4 meteorological satellite and Brazilian Star One C4 telecommunications relay platform during July.

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15 more PSLV flights approved

Submit on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 22:58

The Indian cabinet gave its approval for the continuation of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) programme for 15 operational flights (PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50).

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