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Archive for July, 2019

Progress cargo vessel completes fast-track journey to ISS

July 31st, 2019 by

Rocket: Soyuz 2.1-a; Payload: Progress MS-12 [Progress 73P]; Date: 31 July 2019, 1210 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft was accurately placed on the target orbit for the ISS resupplying mission. This was the eleventh Soyuz family mission in 2019.

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Launch insurance costs expected to increase after Vega crash

July 31st, 2019 by

Satellite launches are likely to cost more to insure after the European Vega rocket failure this month, Reuters news agency quoted insurance industry sources as saying.

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Intelsat 29e anomaly investigation has no clear result

July 31st, 2019 by

A failure review board comprised of the satellite’s manufacturer, Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc., Intelsat and external independent experts has completed its analysis of the cause of the Intelsat 29e anomaly in April 2019 that resulted in a total loss of the satellite.

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Airbus to build European component of SMILE

July 31st, 2019 by

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency to build the European component of the SMILE satellite (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer). SMILE will be the first joint satellite mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), following on from the success of the Double Star / Tan Ce mission which flew between 2003 and 2008.

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Eutelsat Communications S.A. results FY 2018-19

July 31st, 2019 by

Eutelsat Communications reported financial results for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2019.

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Eutelsat 65 West A selected by Ultra DTH for pay-TV platform

July 31st, 2019 by

Ultra DTH Inc. has signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite to support the launch of a white label DTH platform across the Caribbean and the Andean region.

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