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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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Airbus wins two ESA studies for Mars Sample Return mission

July 5th, 2018 by

Airbus has won two studies from the European Space Agency (ESA) to design a Sample Fetch Rover and an Earth Return Orbiter. These two elements will be critical parts of a mission to return samples of the planet Mars to Earth before the end of the next decade. NASA and ESA signed a letter of intent in April 2018 to pursue a Mars Sample Return mission.

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Russia, China consider joint space station – source

July 5th, 2018 by

Russia’s Roskosmos space corporation and its Chinese counterparts signed a number of agreements on space co-operation last month during a summit between Presidents Putin and Xi. The agreements followed a deal signed in March on Russian-Chinese co-operation in the exploration of the moon and outer space, and the creation of joint orbital groups.

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First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-On

July 4th, 2018 by

The laser ranging interferometer (LRI) instrument has been successfully switched on aboard the recently launched twin U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites.

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Aerospace achieves major milestone with CUMULOS

July 4th, 2018 by

The Aerospace Corporation announced that it achieved first light on an infrared sensor suite named CubeSat Multispectral Observing System (CUMULOS), which was flown as a secondary payload on the Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna (ISARA) CubeSat–a mission managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), operated by Aerospace, and sponsored by NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program.

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Russia to launch next-gen GLONASS satellite in 2022

July 3rd, 2018 by

Russia plans to launch the next-generation GLONASS-K2 satellite aboard a Soyuz-2 from the Plesetsk spaceport or aboard an Angara rocket from the Vostochny cosmodrome in 2022, later than originally planned, Information Satellite Systems CEO Nikolai Testoyedov was quoted as saying.

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