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Next four Galileo satellites fuelled for launch

July 4th, 2018 by

Europe’s next four Galileo satellites have been fuelled at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for their launch on 25 July.

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First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-On

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The laser ranging interferometer (LRI) instrument has been successfully switched on aboard the recently launched twin U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites.

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Aerospace achieves major milestone with CUMULOS

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The Aerospace Corporation announced that it achieved first light on an infrared sensor suite named CubeSat Multispectral Observing System (CUMULOS), which was flown as a secondary payload on the Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna (ISARA) CubeSat–a mission managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), operated by Aerospace, and sponsored by NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program.

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RSC Energia head Solntsev steps down

July 4th, 2018 by

Vladimir Solntsev, the head of the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia) is to step down on 3 August, corporation officials were quoted as saying.

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