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Preparations for first Ariane 5 launch of 2017

Submit on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 22:59

The two telecommunications satellites for Arianespace’s first Ariane 5 lift-off of 2017 are undergoing checkout at the Spaceport in preparation for a mid-February flight from French Guiana to geostationary transfer orbit.

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First European-built all-electric satellite Eutelsat 172B getting ready

Submit on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 22:58

Construction of Eutelsat 172B, the first high-power all-electric telecommunications satellite built in Europe, is now complete at the Airbus satellite assembly facilities in Toulouse.

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eROSITA X-ray telescope travels to Russia for launch in 2018

Submit on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 22:57

On 20 January 2017, the completed eROSITA X-ray telescope boarded a cargo plane and was transported from Munich, where it had been built at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, to Moscow. It is expect to arrive at the premises of Lavochkin Association, in the Moscow suburb of Khimki on 25 January.

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Arase (ERG) completes critical operations phase

Submit on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 22:56

JAXA confirmed the completion of the critical operations phase of Arase (ERG, or Exploration of energisation and Radiation in Geospace).

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Chinese high-res satellite checked out

Submit on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 22:55

China’s first high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite has passed all its in-orbit tests and is now operational, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND).

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Atlas V lofts early warning satellite

Submit on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 22:59

Rocket: Atlas V 401; Payload: SBIRS GEO Flight 3; Date: 21 January 2017, 0042 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellite responded to commands as planned, approximately 37 minutes after lift-off.

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