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Archive for May, 2018

10 years ago: Yubileiny launched

May 30th, 2018 by

Ten years ago, ISS-Reshetnev’s small satellite Yubileiny was launched into space from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Having a mass of just 45 kilograms, it was placed on a low Earth orbit from where transmitted amateur radio signals for four years.

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China develops wireless systems for rockets

May 29th, 2018 by

China has developed and tested a wireless onboard control system for rockets, the Science and Technology Daily reported.

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Selection of service provider for smallsat deployment from Kibo

May 29th, 2018 by

Earlier this year, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) made an announcement to the private sector that it would compare proposals and select service providers capable of providing small satellite deployment services from Japan’s Kibo module on the International Space Station. After carefully evaluating the proposals, JAXA has selected Space BD Inc. and MITSUI & CO., LTD. as the service providers.

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Orolia secures EUR26 million Galileo contracts

May 29th, 2018 by

Orolia announced that its atomic clock solutions have been selected for the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) under contracts totalling EUR26 million.

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Chinese relay satellite brakes near moon for entry into desired orbit

May 28th, 2018 by

The recently launched Chinese Queqiao relay satellite braked near the Moon as planned on 25 May, completing a vital step before entering a desired orbit, according to the China National Space Administration.

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Viasat Inc. results Q4 FY 2018

May 28th, 2018 by

Viasat Inc. announced financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ending 31 March 2018.

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