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Archive for October 22nd, 2018

Third Radarsat Constellation satellite shipped to launch site

October 22nd, 2018 by

MDA announced that it has shipped, as planned, the third and final satellite for the Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) that MDA is building for the Canadian Space Agency. The constellation will launch from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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OSIRIS-REx executes second asteroid approach maneuver

October 22nd, 2018 by

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its second Asteroid Approach manoeuvre (AAM-2). The spacecraft’s main engine thrusters fired in a braking manoeuvre designed to slow the spacecraft’s speed relative to Bennu from 141 m/s to 5.2 m/s. Likewise, the spacecraft’s approach speed dropped from nearly 12,200 km to 450 km per day.

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Orbit Logic’s software selected for satellite servicing mission

October 22nd, 2018 by

Orbit Logic said that NASA has selected the company’s STK Scheduler software for the Restore-L technology demonstration mission. During its mission, the Restore-L spacecraft will demonstrate the technologies required to rendezvous with, grasp, refuel and relocate a government-owned satellite.

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Government of Canada to invest $7.2 million in exactEarth

October 22nd, 2018 by

exactEarth Ltd. announced that the Government of Canada will make an investment of C$7.2 million over three-years to support the development, management and expansion of exactView RT, the company’s real-time Satellite-AIS service.

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UrtheCast receives new contract for UrtheDaily data services

October 22nd, 2018 by

UrtheCast Corp. announced that it has signed a binding contract for US$30 million to provide data from the company’s planned UrtheDaily satellite Constellation.

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