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SES-12 launched

June 4th, 2018 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: SES-12; Date: 4 June 2018, 0445 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Following separation from the launcher 32 minutes after lift-off, SES-12 – the most powerful all-electric satellite ever – completed its initialisation phase and started its electric orbit raising (EOR) operations as planned.

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SSTL awards Launch Services Agreement to Firefly

June 4th, 2018 by

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. (Firefly), a developer of orbital launch vehicles for the small to medium satellite market, announced the execution of a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) for use of the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle from 2020 through 2022.

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Thales Alenia Space wins ESA study contract for LISA mission

June 4th, 2018 by

Thales Alenia Space announced that it has won a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Phase A study of LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), the third “large-class” mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision 2015-25 Programme.

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NASA’s TEMPO releases RFPs for satellite hosting services

June 4th, 2018 by

NASA is seeking proposals for hosting services for the agency’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, which will measure ozone and other key pollutants over North America

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U.S. DoD contracts MEO services with SES Government Solutions

June 4th, 2018 by

SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, has signed a single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) low-latency High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services.

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