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Archive for November 1st, 2018

Poor workmanship, lack of quality control caused Soyuz failure

November 1st, 2018 by

Oleg Skorobogatov, the head of the commission that probed the 11 October Soyuz FG accident, said the flight was aborted because part of a sensor that indicates the separation of the stages of the rocket was damaged during assembly at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Satellites for next Ariane 5 launch have arrived

November 1st, 2018 by

The two passengers for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight – the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A and GSAT-11 satellites – are now in French Guiana where launch preparations are moving into a new phase for lift-off during December.

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Parker Solar Probe starts first solar encounter

November 1st, 2018 by

On 31 October 2018, Parker Solar Probe began its first of 24 solar encounters. This period — which lasts until 11 November — is the time during which the spacecraft is within 0.25 astronomical units, or 37 million km, of the Sun’s centre.

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NASA’s Dawn mission ends as satellite runs out of fuel

November 1st, 2018 by

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft missed scheduled communications sessions with NASA’s Deep Space Network on 31 October and 1 November.

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Harris Corporation delivers 6th GPS III satellite navigation payload

November 1st, 2018 by

Harris Corporation has provided Lockheed Martin with its sixth of ten advanced navigation payloads contracted for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III satellite programme.

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Maxar looking for buyer of GEO comsat business

November 1st, 2018 by

Maxar Technologies said it is actively talking with potential buyers for its geostationary communications satellite business.

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