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U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane lands in California

Submit on Friday, October 17th, 2014 22:59

The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental programme, the U.S. Air Force said.

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Boeing concludes commercial crew agreement for CST-100/Atlas V

Submit on Friday, October 17th, 2014 22:58

Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing’s crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket.

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TAS to study interface between Cosmo-SkyMed, CSO systems

Submit on Friday, October 17th, 2014 22:57

In the frame of the MUSIS (MUltinational Space-based Imaging System) programme, Thales Alenia Space Italia has signed a contract with OCCAR-EA (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation), called MUSIS Federating Activities Phase B2, which aims at providing the customers with the definition of the CIL (Common Interoperability Layer).

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SNC wants work under CCtCap contracts to stop

Submit on Friday, October 17th, 2014 22:56

Sierra Nevada Corp. filed a federal lawsuit to stop work under the CCtCap contracts awarded by NASA while a bid protest is under way, the company’s vice president said.

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Ariane 5 lofts Intelsat 30, ARSAT 1

Submit on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 22:59

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Intelsat 30 (ISDLA-1), ARSAT 1; Date: 16 October 2014, 2143 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. Both spacecraft were successfully deployed into geostationary transfer orbits.

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Update: India successfully launches third navigation satellite

Submit on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 22:58

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, successfully launched IRNSS-1C, the third satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It was the twenty seventh consecutively successful mission of PSLV. The ‘XL’ configuration of PSLV was used for this mission. Previously, the same configuration of the vehicle was successfully used six times.

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