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Argentinian radar satellite launched on Falcon 9

October 8th, 2018 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: SAOCOM 1A; Date: 8 October 2018, 0222 UTC UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after lift-off.

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Hubble in Safe Mode after gyro failure

October 8th, 2018 by

The Hubble Space Telescope went into Safe Mode on 5 October after a gyroscope failure. Mission experts are taking steps to return Hubble to science.

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TAS to build GNSS ground station on La Reunion

October 8th, 2018 by

Thales Alenia Space has won a contract from the European Commission to develop and build an operational ground station on La Reunion Island to track Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites in medium Earth orbit (MEO). The contract includes one MEOLUT (Medium Orbit Local User Terminal), engineering support and maintenance services for one year, and the hosting site.

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