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Archive for January 7th, 2019

Maxar reports failure of WorldView-4 imaging satellite

January 7th, 2019 by

Maxar Technologies Inc. reported that its WorldView-4 satellite (formerly known as GeoEye-2) experienced a failure in its control moment gyros (“CMGs”), preventing the satellite from collecting imagery due to the loss of an axis of stability.

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Launch of Progress MS-11 spacecraft to ISS rescheduled

January 7th, 2019 by

The launch of Russia’s Progress MS-11 to the ISS has been rescheduled to 4 April, a space industry source was quoted as saying.

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Small-satellite launch service revenues to pass US$69 billion by 2030

January 7th, 2019 by

Frost & Sullivan forecasts an estimated launch demand for 11,746 small satellites for new constellation installations and replacement missions by 2030. Such demand would take the small-satellite launch services market past the US$69 billion mark and present significant growth opportunities throughout the industry.

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