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1st ViaSat-3 payload module structure shipped

August 30th, 2018 by

Viasat Inc. announced the first ViaSat-3 payload module structure, built by Boeing, arrived at Viasat’s Tempe, Arizona facility. With the initial payload module structure now at Viasat’s facility, the company can begin payload integration and testing for the first ViaSat-3 class satellite that is scheduled to provide broadband service over the Americas, starting in 2020.

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Sentinel-6A propulsion module mated with main structure

August 30th, 2018 by

The integration of Sentinel-6A, the first of two satellites to continue measuring sea levels from 2020, has reached a new milestone and its critical phase: the propulsion module has been “mated” with the main structure of the satellite at Airbus.

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SSL to explore commercial satellite assembly, manufacturing in LEO

August 30th, 2018 by

SSL announced it has been selected by NASA to study the feasibility of habitable space platforms for building commercial satellites and how they might unlock new capabilities and business paradigms.

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IMAGE Recovery unsuccessful so far

August 30th, 2018 by

The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) has returned to the quiet mode it suffered in the early spring, despite the efforts of personnel at NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

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Progress MS-08 de-orbited

August 30th, 2018 by

Fragments of Russia’s Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft, which was deorbited on 30 August 2018 following a weeklong experiment, splashed down in a remote area of the Pacific Ocean, a Russian Mission Control Center official said.

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Launch of H-IIA F40 with IBUKI-2 and KhalifaSat aboard

August 29th, 2018 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announced the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 40 (H-IIA F40) from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center on 29 October (UTC).

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