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Penultimate Delta II launches weather satellite

Submit on Monday, November 20th, 2017 22:59

Rocket: Delta II; Payload: JPSS-1, five CubeSats; Date: 18 November 2017, 0947 UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. Approximately 63 minutes after launch the solar arrays on JPSS-1 deployed and the spacecraft was operating on its own power.

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Harris Corporation completes testing for JWST

Submit on Monday, November 20th, 2017 22:58

Harris Corporation has partnered with NASA’s Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope – validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment.

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QinetiQ signs ESA contract to build spacecraft docking system

Submit on Monday, November 20th, 2017 22:57

QinetiQ has signed a EUR26.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce a new docking mechanism for the International Space Station (ISS).

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/Zuma (again)

Submit on Friday, November 17th, 2017 22:59

The launch of a classified U.S. government satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket has been postponed.

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U.S. Navy accepts MUOS-5

Submit on Friday, November 17th, 2017 22:58

The U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC).

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NASA launch of NOAA weather satellite rescheduled

Submit on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 22:59

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II carrying the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, has been rescheduled for 0947 UTC on Saturday, 18 November 2017, from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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