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Archive for December 1st, 2009

Sea Launch resumes operations with Intelsat-15 launch

December 1st, 2009 by

Rocket: Zenit-3SLB; Payload: Intelsat-15; Date: 30 November 2009, 2100 UTC; Launch Site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket lifted off successfully after a 24-hour delay. However, separation of the payload was scheduled for more than five hours after lift-off – too late for this issue.

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SES orders four new satellites from Astrium

December 1st, 2009 by

SES S.A. and Astrium announced that SES has ordered four multi-mission satellites from Astrium to provide replacement as well as incremental capacity for its SES Astra and SES World Skies divisions.

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Third GLONASS-M delivered to Baikonur

December 1st, 2009 by

The last of the three GLONASS-M navigation spacecraft intended for cluster 41 was delivered to Baikonur on 27 November 2009 by Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev.

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Ball Aerospace selected for second NASA GMI microwave imager

December 1st, 2009 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to build a second Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GMI) in support of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

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Aon expects satellite operators to benefit from insurer profitability in 2010

December 1st, 2009 by

Space insurers are expected to generate more than US$400 million in profit for 2009 provided there are no claims before the end of the year, according to Aon’s International Space Brokers (ISB), the largest specialist risk adviser in this sector.

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COM DEV ousts Canadian head after earnings shortfall

December 1st, 2009 by

COM DEV International Ltd. has replaced the head of its Canadian unit, George Cwynar, after warning of disappointing quarterly results due to cost overruns related to two domestic government contracts.

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