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New launch date confirmed for Metop-B

June 28th, 2012 by

With the fallback zones for parts of the Soyuz rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan now available,a new launch date for the Metop-B satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has been set for 19 September 2012.Other Posts:Ball Aerospace completes environmental test phase for WISESea Launch says Intelsat 19 launch was nominalSkyVision takes W2A transponderThales Alenia Space delivers first Cygnus PCM to OrbitalCooperation agreement for satellite navigation in AfricaChibis-M releasedProtoStar officially orders second satelliteHughes and Avanti expand Ka-band satellite services footprint

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Liberty second stage one step closer to production

June 28th, 2012 by

Astrium has successfully completed a set of tests on tank structures proving that key design and manufacturing processes used for Ariane launchers are ready for production of the Liberty commercial launch vehicle second stage. In addition, ATK has completed its Liberty software technical interface meeting (TIM).Other Posts:Microscopic technology for James Webb Space TelescopeNext Generation GPS III programme shifts to production phaseDelay of the day: COSMO-SkyMed 4Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. results Q3 2006Space Agencies Unveil Exploration Strategy FrameworkHDTV and Satellite TV – Turn Your Home Into a Movie TheaterPlan B for AEHF 1 orbit-raising manoeuvres implementedU.S. Air Force changes TSAT plans

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Aerojet delivers 100th HiPAT thruster

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Aerojet has marked the delivery of its 100th R-4D-15 High Performance Apogee Thruster (HiPAT) to Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems in a ceremony today at Aerojet’s Redmond production facility. The event commemorated the milestone delivery and the R-4D record of 100% mission success throughout five decades of service, the company said.Other Posts:Astra-1L And Galaxy 17 Ready For Launch Aboard Ariane 5Advantech Names Government Sales ExecutiveLast parts for Ares I-X shippedMilitary Communications Programs Making ProgressSwedish Space Corporation appoints new CEOSatellite TV Enables Americans to Follow the News EasilyGMV selected by Intelsat to provide satellite ground softwareCOM DEV wins contract on commercial broadband satellite

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Northrop Grumman’s Modular Space Vehicle completes CDR

June 28th, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation has just finished conducting a two-day Spacecraft Baseline Interim Design Review, successfully completing the Spacecraft Bus Critical Design Review (CDR) process for the Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) programme. This review moves work on this next-generation spacecraft design to the fabrication stage.Other Posts:Abertis Gains Stake In EutelsatIridium’s military role growsSatellite TV Packages and Specials to Help You Save MoneyGMV to modernise NASA’s TDRS ground segmentJapanese microsatellite tests observing thunderstormsDelay of the day: GloryISRO Forms Committee To Review GSLV FailureFirst pan-African satellite shipped to Kourou

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COM DEV USA awarded follow-on contract for TDRS M flight set

June 28th, 2012 by

COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd., announced it has been awarded a follow-on contract by Boeing Satellite Systems to supply filters, switches and ferrite components for use in NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) programme.Other Posts:Camera Crews in IsraelXCOR Aerospace begins test firing of methane rocket engineLong-delayed Oceansat-2 to launch in mid-SeptemberOrbital Sciences Corp. results Q2 2009Cost overruns force ‘shuffling’ of ESA missionsChina’s first space telescope delayedIntelsat wants Tamil Tigers off their satelliteDish Network TV – What Do They Really Charge?

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B612 foundation announces privately funded infrared space telescope

June 28th, 2012 by

The B612 Foundation unveiled its plans to build, launch, and operate the first privately funded deep space mission – Sentinel – a space telescope to be placed in orbit around the Sun, ranging up to 270 million km from Earth, for a mission of discovery and mapping. The Foundation said its leadership and technical team include some of the most experienced professionals in the world to lead this effort.Other Posts:Arianespace to launch Arsat-1SkyTerra Closes Acquisition Of BCE’s Share Of MSVEnabling Stronger Security System MethodsLoral Space & Communications Inc. results 2010DirecTV Vs Dish Network – Price and Service Comparison For Basic English ProgrammingRussian navigation satellites crash after botched Proton launchSatellite TV Helps Viewers Keep Up With the JonesesFormosat 3 failures ‘no big deal’

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