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Archive for November, 2017

Orbital ATK delivers Al Yah 3 to launch site

November 30th, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California facility to undergo environmental testing.

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Ball Aerospace wins USAF contract for next-gen weather satellite

November 30th, 2017 by

Ball Aerospace has been selected by the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to deliver the next-generation operational environmental satellite system, Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M), for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

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TAS signs Space Rider preliminary development contract

November 30th, 2017 by

Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67 %, Leonardo 33 %), with ELV (European Launch Vehicle – 70% Avio SpA, 30% ASI) as co-contractor, has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the engineering and preliminary development of the automated reusable Space Rider transportation system, designed for deployment by the new Vega C light launcher into low Earth orbit (LEO).

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EchoStar 105/SES-11 now operational at 105 degrees West

November 29th, 2017 by

The EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite has been successfully positioned at the 105 degrees West orbital location and is now fully operational and able to serve the video and enterprise markets in the US.

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Orbital ATK stockholders approve acquisition by Northrop Grumman

November 29th, 2017 by

Orbital ATK, Inc. announced that its stockholders overwhelmingly approved the merger agreement providing for the proposed acquisition of Orbital ATK by Northrop Grumman Corporation at a special meeting of stockholders held on 29 November 2017.

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19 satellites feared lost in botched Soyuz launch

November 28th, 2017 by

A Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with Fregat upper stage that lifted off from the Vostochny cosmodrome apparently failed to deliver its payload, the Meteor-M No.2-1 polar-orbiting weather satellite and 18 small satellites, into orbit.

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