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Archive for August 7th, 2018

Falcon 9 lofts latest Indonesian satellite

August 7th, 2018 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Merah Putih [Telkom 4]; Date: 7 August 2018, 0518 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellite is performing post launch manoeuvres according to plan following its successful launch.

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Ecliptic Enterprises to launch hosted payloads on Electron rockets

August 7th, 2018 by

Rocket Lab USA and Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation have entered into an agreement to support Rocket Lab launch of Ecliptic-managed hosted payloads on the kick stage of Rocket Lab’s Electron rockets.

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Apstar-6C handed over to customer

August 7th, 2018 by

On 7 August 2018, China Great Wall Industry Corporation and APT Satellite Company Limited jointly conducted the ceremony to celebrate the successful in-orbit delivery to the customer the Apstar-6C.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne delivers power generator for Mars 2020 rover

August 7th, 2018 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, in collaboration with Teledyne, recently delivered the electrical power generator for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where it will be fuelled, tested and readied for flight.

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EchoStar Corporation Q2 2018

August 7th, 2018 by

EchoStar Corporation announced its financial results for the three months ending 30 June 2018.

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7,000 small satellites to be launched over coming decade

August 7th, 2018 by

According to Euroconsult’s latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, a significant expansion is underway in the smallsat market, both in terms of demand and systems’ capabilities. About 7,000 smallsats are due to be launched over the next ten years, i.e. a six-fold increase from the 1,200 units launched over the past decade. About 50 constellations, two of which are mega constellations, account for over 80% of the smallsat count.

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