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Astra 2G launch postponed, long delay expected

Submit on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 22:59

The launch of an ILS Proton launch vehicle with the Astra 2G satellite was postponed due to the off-nominal operation of the Briz M upper stage gyro unit during planned pre-flight testing.

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Launch date set for SpaceX CRS-5

Submit on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 22:58

The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, 16 December from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Final satellite for next Soyuz launch arrives in French Guiana

Submit on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 22:57

Payload processing for Arianespace’s third Soyuz mission at the service of O3b Networks has reached full speed, with all four connectivity satellites now at the Spaceport – where fuelling and integration operations are underway.

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EC gives green light for Airbus/Safran joint venture

Submit on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 22:56

European Union antitrust regulators have, under conditions, cleared the proposed joint venture by Airbus Group and Safran.

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Inmarsat and ESA sign Iris Precursor partnership

Submit on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 22:55

Inmarsat has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Iris Precursor partnership which will upgrade SwiftBroadband to meet the standards set for ground-based VHF data links.

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Orion launch date confirmed

Submit on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 22:59

The first flight test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft is scheduled for Thursday, 4 December.

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