Satellite News

Just another satellite weblog

Archive for November, 2018

South Korea tests rocket engine

November 28th, 2018 by

South Korea has launched a single-stage rocket to test a locally made engine as part of efforts to place a satellite into orbit.

Related Post:Teledyne e2v to provide light detectors for PLATO spacecraftSmall GEO programme moves forward with contract-signingESA commissions Astrium with operation of ISSRUAG Space delivers Mars rover camera mastExoMars completes commissioning reviewSENER and ESA reach an agreement for Proba 3 missionPlans for ExoMars approvedOHB System awarded an addendum to sub-contract for EDRS by AstriumSovrn

Category: LAUNCHES | No Comments »

Prosecutors uncover systemic legal violations by Roskosmos

November 28th, 2018 by

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has detected systemic legal violations in the work of State Space Corporation, Roskosmos, between 2017 and the first half of 2018. In total, 1,700 violations had been revealed, Official Spokesman Alexander Kurennoy said, adding that 16 criminal cases had been launched.

Related Post:Teledyne e2v to provide light detectors for PLATO spacecraftSmall GEO programme moves forward with contract-signingESA commissions Astrium with operation of ISSRUAG Space delivers Mars rover camera mastExoMars completes commissioning reviewSENER and ESA reach an agreement for Proba 3 missionPlans for ExoMars approvedOHB System awarded an addendum to sub-contract for EDRS by AstriumSovrn

Category: LAW & ORDER | No Comments »

Next Ariane 5 launch on track

November 27th, 2018 by

For its 10th launch of 2018, the sixth of the year using an Ariane 5 vehicle, Arianespace will orbit GSAT-11 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

Related Post:Iridium Communications Inc. results Q2 2018Eutelsat partners with Starburst AcceleratorChina launches high-resolution Earth observation satelliteNext Proton launch date officially confirmedMedia Group Ukraine partners with Eutelsat to broadcast its “Xtra TV” television platformNASA certifies Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines for manned flightsCygnus concludes 9th cargo supply mission to ISSInmarsat plc preliminary results 2012Sovrn

Category: LAUNCHES | No Comments »

InSight unfolds solar panels

November 27th, 2018 by

NASA’s InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter relayed the signals.

Related Post:Iridium Communications Inc. results Q2 2018Eutelsat partners with Starburst AcceleratorChina launches high-resolution Earth observation satelliteNext Proton launch date officially confirmedMedia Group Ukraine partners with Eutelsat to broadcast its “Xtra TV” television platformNASA certifies Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines for manned flightsCygnus concludes 9th cargo supply mission to ISSInmarsat plc preliminary results 2012Sovrn

Category: SATELLITES | No Comments »

Telesat’s LEO system to support DARPA’s Blackjack programme

November 27th, 2018 by

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to Telesat under which Telesat will undertake investigations that could lead to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) making greater use of commercial low Earth orbit satellite constellations, such as Telesat’s LEO system, for DoD’s future space-based communications.

Related Post:Iridium Communications Inc. results Q2 2018Eutelsat partners with Starburst AcceleratorChina launches high-resolution Earth observation satelliteNext Proton launch date officially confirmedMedia Group Ukraine partners with Eutelsat to broadcast its “Xtra TV” television platformNASA certifies Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines for manned flightsCygnus concludes 9th cargo supply mission to ISSInmarsat plc preliminary results 2012Sovrn

Category: SATELLITES | No Comments »

Andre-Hubert Roussel proposed CEO of ArianeGroup

November 27th, 2018 by

Airbus SE and Safran have proposed to the Board of Directors of ArianeGroup Andre-Hubert Roussel, 53, currently Head of Operations at Airbus Defence and Space, to succeed Alain Charmeau, 62, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ArianeGroup, effective 1 January 2019.

Related Post:Iridium Communications Inc. results Q2 2018Eutelsat partners with Starburst AcceleratorChina launches high-resolution Earth observation satelliteNext Proton launch date officially confirmedMedia Group Ukraine partners with Eutelsat to broadcast its “Xtra TV” television platformNASA certifies Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines for manned flightsCygnus concludes 9th cargo supply mission to ISSInmarsat plc preliminary results 2012Sovrn

Category: NAMES | No Comments »