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Proton Medium to be scrapped: report

May 25th, 2018 by

Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center has decided not to go ahead with its project to develop the Proton-L (Proton Medium) two-stage launch vehicle (LV), Interfax news agency reported citing a source at the centre. There was no immediate official confirmation, though.

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NASA awards options for two JPSS spacecraft

May 25th, 2018 by

NASA has exercised options under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract for two additional Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft to be built for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Airbus teams up to develop Space CARBon Observatory (SCARBO)

May 25th, 2018 by

The SCARBO (Space CARBon Observatory) project for improved measurement of greenhouse gases has been officially kicked off. It is funded by the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 Programme and will be implemented by a consortium of seven European organisations led by Airbus.

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Phase Four signs contract with NASA to vet its propulsion system

May 25th, 2018 by

Phase Four, a provider of electric radio frequency (RF) thrusters for in-space propulsion, announced that NASA has purchased one of Phase Four’s second-generation RF thrusters to vet its capabilities for small satellite propulsion.

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