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Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK for US$9.2 billion

Submit on Monday, September 18th, 2017 22:57

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Orbital ATK, Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately US$7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of US$1.4 billion in net debt.

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Cassini de-orbited

Submit on Friday, September 15th, 2017 22:59

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

Submit on Friday, September 15th, 2017 22:58

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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MDA to provide subsystems for Korean lunar exploration programme

Submit on Friday, September 15th, 2017 22:57

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced that it has signed a contract valued in excess of C$7 million with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

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TAS, Telespazio, Spaceflight Industries to co-operate

Submit on Friday, September 15th, 2017 22:56

The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries.

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Bell Canada takes up Telstar 19 VANTAGE HTS capacity

Submit on Friday, September 15th, 2017 22:55

Telesat announced that Bell Canada has signed a 15-year contract for substantially all of the HTS spot beam capacity over northern Canada on Telesat’s new Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite.

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