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Lockheed Martin selects payload providers for OPIR

Submit on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 22:57

Lockheed Martin has selected Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team to compete as potential mission payload providers for the U.S. Air Force’s Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR) Geosynchronous (GEO) Block 0 missile warning satellite system.

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Argentinian radar satellite launched on Falcon 9

Submit on Monday, October 8th, 2018 22:59

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: SAOCOM 1A; Date: 8 October 2018, 0222 UTC UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after lift-off.

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Hubble in Safe Mode after gyro failure

Submit on Monday, October 8th, 2018 22:58

The Hubble Space Telescope went into Safe Mode on 5 October after a gyroscope failure. Mission experts are taking steps to return Hubble to science.

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TAS to build GNSS ground station on La Reunion

Submit on Monday, October 8th, 2018 22:57

Thales Alenia Space has won a contract from the European Commission to develop and build an operational ground station on La Reunion Island to track Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites in medium Earth orbit (MEO). The contract includes one MEOLUT (Medium Orbit Local User Terminal), engineering support and maintenance services for one year, and the hosting site.

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LockMart solicits ideas for commercial payloads on Orion spacecraft

Submit on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 22:59

Lockheed Martin announced it is studying interest in flying commercial payloads aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

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TAS, OHB sign PLATO contract

Submit on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 22:59

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with OHB System AG for the new ESA programme PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) . OHB System AG will be the prime contractor with Thales Alenia Space as a partner. PLATO will be the third medium-class (M3) science mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision Program, following Solar Orbiter (M1) and Euclid (M2), and preceding Ariel (M4). The satellite will be launched in 2026 for an initial mission length of 4.5 years.

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