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NOAA targets January 2019 to declare GOES-17 operational

Submit on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 22:56

On 20 November 2018, technicians observed an error from NOAA’s GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) – unrelated to the ongoing issues with the loop heat pipe – that resulted in degraded infrared imagery.

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exactEarth AIS payload on the PAZ radar satellite is now live

Submit on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 22:55

exactEarth Ltd. announced that its advanced AIS payload onboard the Spanish radar satellite, PAZ, has completed its commissioning phase and is now fully-operational.

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Ball Aerospace delivers pollution monitoring instrument to NASA

Submit on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 22:54

Ball Aerospace has delivered the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) spectrometer to NASA after a successful final acceptance review.

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Inmarsat first customer for new MHI launch vehicle

Submit on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 22:59

Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) to be the first commercial customer to place an order for the new H3 launch vehicle.

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United Launch Alliance to launch NROL-71

Submit on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 22:58

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) will lift-off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on 8 December at 0419 UTC. The mission is designated NROL-71.

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BepiColombo checks ion thrusters

Submit on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 22:57

BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight.

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