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Archive for September, 2017

Lockheed Martin announces new family of satellite buses

September 19th, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin debuted a new family of satellite buses from nanosats to high-powered satellites. The company said the lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost.

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SSL to help USAF test, validate scenarios for hosting payloads

September 19th, 2017 by

SSL announced it was selected by Innoflight, Inc., a business specialising in electronics systems for Defense & Aerospace, to provide a high fidelity simulation environment for testing the security of hosted payloads on commercial satellites.

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New launch date for U.S. spy satellite

September 18th, 2017 by

United Launch Alliance said that everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V NROL-42 launch.

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Hibernation over, New Horizons continues its Kuiper Belt cruise

September 18th, 2017 by

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has exited from a five-month hibernation period as scheduled.

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Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK for US$9.2 billion

September 18th, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Orbital ATK, Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately US$7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of US$1.4 billion in net debt.

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Cassini de-orbited

September 15th, 2017 by

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn on 15 September 2017 as planned, ending its 13-year tour of the planet.

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