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EchoStar 105/SES-11 shipped to Cape Canaveral

September 20th, 2017 by

SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October.

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Lockheed Martin announces new family of satellite buses

September 19th, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin debuted a new family of satellite buses from nanosats to high-powered satellites. The company said the lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost.

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SSL to help USAF test, validate scenarios for hosting payloads

September 19th, 2017 by

SSL announced it was selected by Innoflight, Inc., a business specialising in electronics systems for Defense & Aerospace, to provide a high fidelity simulation environment for testing the security of hosted payloads on commercial satellites.

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Hibernation over, New Horizons continues its Kuiper Belt cruise

September 18th, 2017 by

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has exited from a five-month hibernation period as scheduled.

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Cassini de-orbited

September 15th, 2017 by

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn on 15 September 2017 as planned, ending its 13-year tour of the planet.

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GRACE mission making plans for final science data collection

September 15th, 2017 by

lites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around our planet to measure Earth’s ever-changing gravity field, the operations team for the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission is making plans for an anticipated final science collection.

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