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Archive for October, 2018

Soyuz failure update, launch schedule

October 31st, 2018 by

Roskosmos executive director Sergey Krikalev confirmed that the failure of a Soyuz FG on 11 October was indeed caused by a collision between the first and second stages after separation. In related news, three more Soyuz launches are planned before the next crewed mission, tentatively scheduled for 3 December. The Soyuz failure reportedly has also caused some insurance problems for at least one future launch.

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Telstar 18 VANTAGE now operational over Asia Pacific

October 31st, 2018 by

Telesat announced that its new Telstar 18 VANTAGE high throughput satellite (HTS) is fully operational at 138 degrees East and has entered commercial service.

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Eutelsat Communications S.A. results Q1 FY 2018-2019

October 31st, 2018 by

Eutelsat Communications reported revenues for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018-19.

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Maxar Technologies results Q3 2018

October 31st, 2018 by

Maxar Technologies Ltd. reported financial results for the third quarter ending 30 September 2018.

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Soyuz ST-B to launch final MetOp weather satellite

October 30th, 2018 by

For its eighth launch of the year, and the second Soyuz lift-off from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in French Guiana in 2018, Arianespace will orbit MetOp-C for EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

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Experts to disassemble Soyuz-FG for inspection prior to launch

October 30th, 2018 by

Experts at the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan will dismantle the four strap-on boosters of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket, which is scheduled for launch in November, and re-inspect them in order to avoid launch failures like that on 11 October, a Baikonur source was quoted as saying.

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