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Assembly of ascent unit for Zenit-3SLBF completed in Baikonur

December 18th, 2017 by

On 16 December 2017, assembly teams of RSC Energia, S.A.Lavochkin NPO and branch TsENKI of Space Center “Yuzhny” completed assembly of the ascent unit for launch of the integrated launch vehicle (ILV) consisting of the Zenit-2SB launch vehicle, Fregat-SB upper stage and Angosat telecommunication spacecraft (SC) in the integration and test facility of Site 31 of the Baikonur Launch Site.

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ArianeGroup to start production of the first Ariane 62

December 18th, 2017 by

With the successful conclusion of Maturity Gate 6.2, ArianeGroup and its industrial partners are moving into an important new phase in the development of Ariane 6, a flagship European Space Agency (ESA) programme. This review confirmed that the industrial process of Ariane 6 is mature enough to start construction of the first launcher, in line with the programme’s objectives.

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SSTL ships RemoveDEBRIS mission for ISS launch

December 18th, 2017 by

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has shipped the RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) inside a Dragon capsule on board the SpaceX CRS-14 re-supply mission, a service provided through supply agent, Nanoracks.

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