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Japan launches replacement optical spy satellite

Submit on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 22:59

Rocket: H-2A; Payload IGS Optical 5; Date: 26 March 2015, 0121 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The launch went smoothly, a JAXA spokeswoman said, noting “the satellite separated and entered orbit as scheduled.”

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Dnepr launches Korean EO satellite

Submit on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 22:58

Rocket: Dnepr; Payload: KOMPSAT 3A [Arirang 3A]; Date: 25 March 2015, 2208 UTC; Launch site: Yasny, Russia. A radio communication between the satellite and South Korea’s ground station was established 5 hours and 57 minutes after launch, indicating that the satellite is operating properly.

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Airbus Defence and Space selects Arianespace to launch PeruSat-1

Submit on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 22:57

Airbus Defence and Space has chosen Arianespace to launch PeruSat-1, the Peruvian Earth observation satellite on a European Vega launcher from Kourou spaceport. The launch of PeruSat-1 is scheduled for 2016.

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Structures for Millimetron space observatory from ISDS-Reshetnev

Submit on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 22:56

Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems said it is currently developing the onboard scientific instruments subsystem of the space-based observatory Millimetron and performing its components testing.

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EDC provides EUR140 million financing for Amazonas 5

Submit on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 22:55

Export Development Canada (EDC) announced financing of EUR140 million to the Hispasat Group (Hispasat) for the construction of Amazonas 5 by Canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA).

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Inmarsat completes successful transition of key services to Alphasat

Submit on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 22:54

Inmarsat announced the successful transition of key voice and broadband data services for the EMEA region from Inmarsat-4 F2 (I-4 F2) to Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecommunications satellite.

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