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Archive for April 14th, 2019

Video: Intelsat 29e damaged in high-energy event

April 14th, 2019 by

A video released by ExoAnalytics indicates that Intelsat 29e suffered a rather violent anomaly that created several medium-sized pieces of debris. Meanwhile, the satellite (or what’s left of it) is accelerating its eastward drift.

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First commercial launch for Falcon Heavy

April 14th, 2019 by

Rocket: Falcon Heavy; Payload: Arabsat 6A; Date: 11 April 2019, 2235 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, USA. The satellite was deployed approximately 34 minutes after lift-off.

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NASA awards launch contract for asteroid redirect test mission

April 14th, 2019 by

NASA has selected SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecraft with it at high speed – a technique known as a kinetic impactor.

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Harris celebrates production of 100th unfurlable satellite mesh reflector

April 14th, 2019 by

Harris Corporation said it will celebrate a major space satellite antenna milestone – the production of its 100th unfurlable mesh reflector.

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