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GPS IIR(-M) satellites reach 200 years of combined operational life

Submit on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 22:59

The U.S. Air Force’s fleet of Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR and IIR-M satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, have reached 200 collective years of operational life.

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Sentinel-2A testing continues

Submit on Monday, September 1st, 2014 22:59

The Sentinel-2A satellite has been given its solar wing and started a strenuous six-month test campaign to make sure that it is fit for launch next April.

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Ekspress-A2 moved to 145 degrees East slot

Submit on Monday, September 1st, 2014 22:58

On 29 August 2014, specialists from RSCC Orbital Constellation Operation Service, Ground Control and Automated Monitoring and Measuring System completed the move of Ekspress-A2 to the 145 degrees East slot.

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Merger of OHB System AG and Erwin Kayser-Threde GmbH completed

Submit on Monday, September 1st, 2014 22:57

OHB System AG, Bremen, and Erwin Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich, have now merged under the name of OHB System AG. However, the Kayser-Threde logo will continue to be used for process control technology activities.

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Russian military to abandon Rokot launcher

Submit on Friday, August 29th, 2014 22:59

The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to stop using the Rokot launcher from 2016 because of its reliance on imported parts and will switch to the Soyuz and Angara carriers, Aerospace Defense Forces commander Lt. Gen. Alexander Golovko said.

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Optus 10 is readied for launch on Arianespace’s next heavy-lift mission

Submit on Friday, August 29th, 2014 22:58

Preparations continue to move ahead for Arianespace’s Ariane 5 Flight VA218, as the Optus 10 spacecraft has undergone its fit-check and fuelling for a dual-passenger mission targeted for 11 September from French Guiana.

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