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Archive for December 14th, 2017

Arianespace to launch Germany’s Heinrich Hertz satellite

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The DLR German Aerospace Center, OHB SE and Arianespace have announced the signing of a launch contract for Germany’s Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) technology demonstrator satellite built by OHB System AG.

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ArianeGroup signs contract with ESA for future Prometheus engine

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Prometheus is a European demonstrator for a very low cost reusable engine, running on liquid oxygen (LOx) and methane. It is the precursor for future European launcher engines as of 2030.

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RS-25 test firing includes large 3-D printed component

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA completed hot-fire testing of an RS-25 rocket engine containing its largest additively manufactured component to date.

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Vector and Astro Digital join forces for dedicated launch

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Vector, a nanosatellite launch company, announced that it will join forces with Astro Digital to conduct a dedicated launch in 2018 featuring one of Astro Digital’s satellites for remote sensing applications.

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RUAG Space will continue to build the brain of each Galileo satellite

December 14th, 2017 by

OHB System AG, which is the prime contractor for the Galileo satellites, has now tasked RUAG Space to produce an additional 12 Control and Data Units for Galileo. The delivery of these products will take place between November 2018 to October 2019.

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Thales Alenia Space to support human spaceflight in vicinity of the Moon

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Thales Alenia Space has signed three contracts in the frame of Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2) activities with Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital-ATK, to develop capabilities that can meet NASA human space exploration objectives while also supporting industry commercialisation plans.

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