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Archive for August 23rd, 2010

Angara booster completes final cold bench test

August 23rd, 2010 by

The Space Industry Research Center (NITs RKP), a Russian Federal Governmental Company, carried out the third (and final) sequence of cold bench tests (KhSI-3) of URM 2, an Angara Common Core Booster (CCB), at their IS 102 Test Facility on 19 August.
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GOCE mission in trouble after software glitch

August 23rd, 2010 by

ESA’s Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has been hit by a software glitch and is currently unable to transmit science data.
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AEHF 1 orbit-raising manoeuvres delayed

August 23rd, 2010 by

The recently launched first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite seems to have developed a problem that will at least delay its arrival in geostationary orbit.
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Update: Boeing gets contract for seventh WGS satellite

August 23rd, 2010 by

Boeing confirmed that the U.S. Air Force has authorised US$182 million for the company to begin work on the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite, which is being procured under the new WGS Block II follow-on contract.
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Critical Design Review for SBIRS GEO 3 and 4 completed

August 23rd, 2010 by

The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile System Center’s Space Based Infrared Systems Wing and Lockheed Martin held a successful critical design review for the third and fourth geosynchronous satellites planned under the SBIRS Follow-On Production contract.
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Next Generation GPS III programme shifts to production phase

August 23rd, 2010 by

The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III system has successfully completed the program’s Critical Design Review (CDR) phase two months ahead of the baseline schedule.
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