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Archive for June 19th, 2012

Delay of the day: Proton M/SES-5

June 19th, 2012 by

ILS has informed SES that the launch of the Proton launch vehicle with the SES-5 satellite has been postponed for technical reasons related to the Proton launch vehicle. The launch date will be determined at a later time.
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Eutelsat Communications buys GE-23

June 19th, 2012 by

Eutelsat Communications announced it has concluded negotiations to acquire the GE-23 satellite, associated customer contracts and orbital rights from GE Capital for US$228 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2012 (calendar), subject to regulatory approvals.
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New Iridium satellites to carry ADS-B receivers from ITT Exelis

June 19th, 2012 by

Iridium Communications Inc entered into a joint venture with Nav Canada to allow air traffic authorities to track aircraft around the globe in real time.
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NASA selects low cost, high science Earth Venture space system

June 19th, 2012 by

NASA has selected an ocean wind study proposal led by the University of Michigan from among 19 submitted to the agency’s Announcement of Opportunity for small spaceflight investigations of the Earth system.
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LuxSpace awarded EMSA contract for SAT-AIS data

June 19th, 2012 by

LuxSpace Sarl, OHB affiliate and partner of Orbcomm Inc., announced the award of a multi-year framework contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
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Vnesheconombank, RSCC sign Ekspress-AM7 credit agreement

June 19th, 2012 by

The Bank for Development and External Economic Affairs, a Russian state-owned corporation known as Vnesheconombank or VEB, and the Russian Satellite Communications Company have signed a EUR124.6 million [US$158 million] credit agreement to fund the building of Ekspress AM7 spacecraft.
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