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Archive for November 13th, 2018

Vega to launch 2nd Moroccan EO satellite

November 13th, 2018 by

For its ninth launch of the year, and the 13th Vega mission since this launcher began its career at the Guiana Space Center in 2012, Arianespace will orbit the MOHAMMED VI – B satellite. This Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco was developed by a consortium comprising Thales Alenia Space as system prime contractor and Airbus as co-prime.

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Ball Aerospace to build microwave satellite for USAF

November 13th, 2018 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded US$255 million by the U.S. Air Force for development and manufacturing of the Weather System Follow-on Microwave Space Vehicle 1.

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ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs

November 13th, 2018 by

ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management said. The company said it faced tough competition from U.S. space companies whose business is “bolstered by a large volume of institutional orders.”

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