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AMC-9 suffers ‘significant anomaly’

June 19th, 2017 by

SES announced that, following a significant anomaly, the company is in the process of transferring capacity from its AMC-9 satellite.

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Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

May 24th, 2017 by

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

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Short circuit may have caused SS-520 failure

February 14th, 2017 by

An electrical short circuit may have led to the recent failure of the launch of the world’s smallest rocket capable of placing a satellite into orbit, JAXA said.

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Japanese tether experiment fails

February 6th, 2017 by

Japan’s HTV-6, or “Kounotori-6”, supply ship re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere at 1506 UTC on 5 February, more than a week after leaving the International Space Station. The onboard Kounotori Integrated Tether Experiment (KITE), designed to clear space junk from the Earth’s orbit, ended in failure.

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Criminal investigation into 2010 Proton crash closed

February 2nd, 2017 by

Russian prosecutors have wrapped up a criminal case against four employees of Energia Rocket and Space Corporation complicit in the crash of a Proton booster with three GLONASS satellites and sent the case files to a court of law.

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ISRO to launch backup satellite to replace IRNSS-1A

February 2nd, 2017 by

India will launch one of its back up navigation satellites this year as a replacement to IRNSS-1A satellite, whose three atomic clocks have failed, ISRO said. The agency denied the existence of similar problems with the rubidium atomic clocks in another navigation satellite.

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