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Raytheon gets $59 million for work on JPSS ground system

July 16th, 2018 by

NASA awarded Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business US$59 million for additional work on NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System project. The changes are necessary to launch America’s next polar satellite, JPSS-2, in 2021.

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NanoRacks completes 14th CubeSat deployment mission from ISS

July 15th, 2018 by

NanoRacks successfully completed the 14th CubeSat Deployment mission from the company’s commercially developed platform on the International Space Station. Having released nine CubeSats into low-Earth orbit, this mission marks NanoRacks’ 185th CubeSat released from the Space Station, and 217th small satellite deployed by NanoRacks overall.

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GomSpace signs contract with the European Space Agency

July 11th, 2018 by

GomSpace A/S has signed a EUR400.000 contract with ESA for the first phase of the RACE project to deliver two 6-unit CubeSats for an IOD mission to demonstrate the capability of nano-satellite systems to perform close proximity operations such as rendezvous and docking, and close fly around manoeuvres.

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ICESat-2 lasers pass final ground test

July 10th, 2018 by

ICESat-2 engineers at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California successfully finished the final ground-based test of the lasers, which are part of the satellite’s sole instrument called the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS). ICESat-2 is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg on 12 September 2018.

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China proposes joint global satellite system with Russia

July 9th, 2018 by

A Chinese delegation has proposed to Russia’s Roskosmos state space corporation to discuss a possibility of the creation of a joint global satellite communications system, which could become an analogue of the OneWeb satellite constellation.

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Telesat, Gilat to develop broadband modem technology for satellites

July 9th, 2018 by

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced a collaborative project with Telesat for development of broadband communication technology using low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.

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