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Newest AEHF satellite passes launch prep testing

May 21st, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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Spacebus Neo Critical Design Review successfully achieved

May 16th, 2018 by

Thales Alenia Space said that following successful Critical Design Review, the companys Spacebus Neo product line is now entering qualification phases and manufacturing process involving an industrial consortium all across Europe :

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OHB, TAS to co-operate on PLATO

May 15th, 2018 by

The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen OHB System AG as prime contractor for a new programme called PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars), with Thales Alenia Space as a partner.

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Global Eagle to collaborate with Telesat on LEO programme

May 15th, 2018 by

Telesat and Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., a provider of satellite-based connectivity services to global mobility markets, have agreed to collaborate in optimising the capabilities of Telesat’s LEO system to serve broadband requirements of maritime and aeronautical markets.

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BepiColombo arrives at Kourou

May 14th, 2018 by

The spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury have arrived safely at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, marking the start of six months of preparation to ready the craft for launch.

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ESA selects 3 new mission concepts for study

May 8th, 2018 by

A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESA’s fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, with a planned launch date in 2032.

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