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Both satellites for next Ariane 5 launch arrived in French Guiana

January 10th, 2019 by

Building on operational success in 2018, payload preparations for Arianespace’s first flight in the new year are moving ahead with this week’s delivery of the mission’s second satellite, GSAT-31, to French Guiana – joining the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS-4/SGS-1), which arrived earlier in January.

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SSL to define smallsat requirements for Environmental Defense Fund

January 10th, 2019 by

SSL announced that it is leveraging Maxar’s combined capabilities for a contract to define requirements for a small form-factor satellite that will monitor and measure methane emissions from oil and gas facilities around the world.

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Chang’e-4 switches on international instruments

January 10th, 2019 by

China’s Chang’e-4 probe has started carrying out a series of scientific research tasks involving multiple countries and organisations since it landed on the far side of the moon on 3 January, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced.

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Chang’e-4 switches own international instruments

January 10th, 2019 by

China’s Chang’e-4 probe has started carrying out a series of scientific research tasks involving multiple countries and organisations since it landed on the far side of the moon on 3 January, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced.

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