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Archive for February, 2019

Update: First six OneWeb satellites launched

February 28th, 2019 by

The first six spacecraft produced by the OneWeb Satellites joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus were successfully deployed into a circular low Earth orbit of approximately 1,000 km (altitude) and 87,77 deg. inclination on Arianespace’s first Soyuz mission of 2019 (and the launch services company’s second mission overall this year).

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D-Orbit signs contract for launch and deployment services with Planet Labs

February 28th, 2019 by

D-Orbit, an Italian service provider for the New Space sector, signed a contract with Planet, a US-based private Earth imaging company, for the launch and deployment of six Dove-series satellites.

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Soyuz is cleared for 1st mission carrying OneWeb satellites

February 26th, 2019 by

Arianespace’s Soyuz mission that will orbit global satellite operator OneWeb’s first six spacecraft has been authorised for launch on 27 February from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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NASA selects mission to study space weather from space station

February 26th, 2019 by

NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet. The new experiment will, for the first time, obtain global observations of an important driver of space weather in a dynamic region of Earth’s upper atmosphere that can cause interference with radio and GPS communications.

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HawkEye 360 begins commercial geolocation of RF signals from space

February 26th, 2019 by

HawkEye 360 Inc. has successfully commissioned its three Pathfinder satellites and begun geolocating radio frequency (RF) signals.

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Cobham SATCOM extends partnership with Inmarsat

February 26th, 2019 by

Cobham SATCOM announced that it would provide L-band ground infrastructure for Inmarsat’s I-6 constellation, currently set for first launch in 2020.

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