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Astrium delivers SSOT satellite system

March 28th, 2012 by

Astrium’s teams have successfully completed the in-orbit delivery of the SSOT satellite system, which launched from the European spaceport in French Guiana on 16 December 2011.
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NASA Space Network to begin new design phase for ground segment

March 28th, 2012 by

The Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment effort successfully completed its Key Decision Point – B review at NASA allowing the project to proceed into Phase B of its lifecycle, the Mission Definition Phase. During this next phase, lasting approximately eight months, the network will hold its Preliminary Design Review and complete additional project planning.
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Leading government space programmes under strong budget pressure

March 28th, 2012 by

Euroconsult announced that global budgets for space programmes have reached a plateau of roughly US$70 billion, confirming a slowdown in expansion experienced by the space industry for the last 10 years.
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