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Kymeta demonstrates LEO and GEO SATCOM interoperability

Submit on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 21:30

Kymeta announced seamless interoperability between the Kymeta u8 terminal, Kepler Communications low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, and geostationary (GEO) SATCOM terminals at an annual military battle lab exercise focused on the integration of operations, intelligence, and technology.

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China successfully tests technology that controls rocket fairing landings

Submit on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 21:30

China has successfully tested technology that can control the landing sites of falling rocket fairings, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).

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First study phase of ESA’s HydRON project successfully completed

Submit on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 22:02

Thales Alenia Space has successfully completed the first study phase of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) HydRON (High-thRoughput Optical space Network) project.

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ESA advances Vega rocket evolution beyond 2025

Submit on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 22:02

ESA will further increase the competitiveness and environmental sustainability of Europe’s Vega launch system beyond 2025 through a contract, worth €118.8 million, signed with Avio in Italy.

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Launch of first GLONASS-K2 satellite postponed until 2022

Submit on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 22:02

The launch of first Russia’s next-generation GLONASS-K2 navigation satellite has been postponed until 2022, a rocket and space industry source was quoted as saying by Tass news agency.

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Nauka module launched to ISS after years of delay

Submit on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 22:02

Rocket: Proton M; Payload: Nauka (‘Science’) a.k.a. Mnogozelewoi Laboratorny Modul (MLM); Date: 21 July 2021, 1458 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Nauka module separated from the rocket after a flight of less than 10 minutes as planned and will now ignite its engines to approach the International Space Station (ISS).

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