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Archive for July 8th, 2019

Second GPS III satellite encapsulated for launch

July 8th, 2019 by

The second next-generation, Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite – nick-named “Magellan” by the U.S. Air Force — is sealed up and ready for its planned launch on 25 July.

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IXPE to launch on Falcon 9 in 2021

July 8th, 2019 by

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the agency’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, which will allow astronomers to discover, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most exotic astronomical objects in our universe.

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Airbus to develop CO3D Earth observation programme for CNES

July 8th, 2019 by

The French Space Agency (CNES) has awarded the CO3D (Constellation Optique 3D) contract to Airbus. Under this agreement, Airbus will deliver a global high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM).

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Pioneer satellites launched

July 8th, 2019 by

The latest ESA Partnership Projects mission has launched two tiny supercomputing nanosatellites aboard a Soyuz rocket from Vostochny in Russia.

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ESAIL undergoes final preparations for launch

July 8th, 2019 by

The ESAIL microsatellite developed under ESA’s programme for tracking ships at sea is going through its final tests ahead of launch.

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Pentagon seeks ideas for small military space station

July 8th, 2019 by

The Defense Innovation Unit of the Pentagon has announced a call for ideas for a small, autonomous military space station.

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