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Archive for October 18th, 2018

Ariane 5 has the “green light” for BepiColombo launch

October 18th, 2018 by

This week’s Ariane 5 flight that will send BepiColombo on its way to the planet Mercury has been approved for lift-off on 20 October (UTC) following the launch readiness review held at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Rocket Lab selects Wallops Flight Facility for U.S. launch site

October 18th, 2018 by

US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has confirmed it will build its first U.S. launch pad for the Electron rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, USA.

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TAS to upgrade Galileo Mission Segment

October 18th, 2018 by

ESA has awarded a new framework contract and two new work orders to Thales Alenia Space in France, to upgrade the Galileo Mission Segment (GMS) – that element of the world-wide Galileo ground segment dedicated to delivering navigation services – and the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) near Paris, as well as to implement a second GSMC in Spain, near Madrid.

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