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Archive for April, 2018

China launches small remote sensing satellites

April 30th, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: five Zhuhai-1 satellites; Date: 26 April 2018, 0442 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China.

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InSight launch set for 5 May

April 29th, 2018 by

NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, 5 May (UTC) on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars.

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Fracture detected during Mars 2020 rover heat shield testing

April 29th, 2018 by

A post-test inspection of the composite structure for a heat shield to be used on the Mars 2020 mission revealed that a fracture occurred during structural testing. The mission team is working to build a replacement heat shield structure. The situation will not affect the mission’s launch readiness date of 17 July 2020.

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Airbus SE results Q1 2018

April 29th, 2018 by

Airbus SE reported first quarter 2018 consolidated financial results.

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SES S.A. results Q1 2018

April 29th, 2018 by

SES S.A. announced financial results for the three months ending 31 March 2018.

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Arianespace signs frame contract with ESA

April 26th, 2018 by

Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a frame contract defining procedures for the procurement of launch services by ESA, especially for its own missions.

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