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Archive for May 4th, 2010

Arabsat’s Badr-5 arrives at Baikonur

May 4th, 2010 by

The second Arabsat 5th generation satellite, Badr-5 (technically: Arabsat-5B), has arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome for a Proton M/Briz M launch currently scheduled for 4 June. This will be the 6th Proton mission of 2010 year.
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All four Galileo IOV platforms together for the first time

May 4th, 2010 by

While the engineering model is undergoing testing, all four platforms for the Galileo In-Orbit Verification satellites have now arrived in the integration cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Rome.
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New flight software to prevent Kepler safing events

May 4th, 2010 by

Kepler project engineers successfully completed another download of science data over 21 to 22 April 2010 and uploaded new flight software.
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OHB-System to operate SAR-Lupe, HELIOS II ground stations

May 4th, 2010 by

OHB-System AG has been awarded contracts under the E-SGA programme (Europeanisation of Satellite-Based Reconnaissance) providing for the operation of both the French ground station of the SAR-Lupe system and the German ground station of the HELIOS II system. The two contracts have a combined value of EUR14.0 million.
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Slovak Republic signs co-operation agreement with ESA

May 4th, 2010 by

The Slovak Republic signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA on 28 April 2010. This agreement will allow the Slovak Republic and ESA to create the framework for a more consolidated relationship in the future, the agency said.
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Energia Overseas Limited assumes DIP financing for Sea Launch

May 4th, 2010 by

Sea Launch said it has accepted the terms of agreement for debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Energia Overseas Limited (“EOL”). As a result of the court-approved agreement, EOL will replace Sea Launch’s existing DIP lender, Space Launch Services (SLS).
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