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NOAA retires GOES-13 after 10 years of service

January 8th, 2018 by

With the emergence of the next-generation GOES-16 as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new GOES-East satellite, GOES-13, which held the position since April 2010, was powered down on 8 January 2018. It can be reactivated if one of NOAA’s other operational or backup satellites experiences trouble.

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North Korea to launch new satellite?

January 3rd, 2018 by

South Korean newspapers have reported that their neighbour to the north has completed development of a new reconnaissance satellite, the first that will enable North Korea to transmit data to Earth.

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SES-14 en route to launch site

December 23rd, 2017 by

SES-14, the first ever all-electric satellite in the 4-tonne class, has left the Airbus Defence and Space clean rooms in Toulouse. The spacecraft will be delivered to French Guiana for its launch from Kourou CSG (Guiana Space Center), by Ariane 5, in January 2018.

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NASA preselects two New Frontiers missions

December 20th, 2017 by

NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

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Airbus delivered GOCI-II instrument to the Korean space agency

December 20th, 2017 by

After four months at the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) test facilities in Daejeon, South Korea, during which intensive testing was performed by a joint team of KARI and Airbus Defence and Space, the GOCI-II ocean colour imaging instrument has been delivered to the customer.

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Boeing awarded contract modification for WGS satellite support

December 20th, 2017 by

Boeing has been awarded a contract modification for services required to ensure continued Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite operations and logistics sustainment support.

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