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Harris Corporation completes testing for JWST

November 20th, 2017 by

Harris Corporation has partnered with NASA’s Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope – validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment.

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QinetiQ signs ESA contract to build spacecraft docking system

November 20th, 2017 by

QinetiQ has signed a EUR26.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce a new docking mechanism for the International Space Station (ISS).

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U.S. Navy accepts MUOS-5

November 17th, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC).

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NASA selects instrument for international mission to Martian moons

November 16th, 2017 by

NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024.

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SSTL to build UrtheCast’s UrtheDaily constellation

November 15th, 2017 by

A signed contract for the Earth Observation satellites for the UrtheDaily Constellation was announced by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and UrtheCast of Canada.

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Thales Alenia Space’s radar sounder to explore Jupiter’s icy moons

November 15th, 2017 by

Thales Alenia Space has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency’s “2015-25 Cosmic Vision” programme.

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