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SpaceX completes Falcon 9 WDR

September 3rd, 2012 by

On 31 August, SpaceX completed a successful wet dress rehearsal, a launch readiness test which simulates the actual countdown of the Falcon 9 rocket.
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NASA’s GRAIL moon twins begin extended mission science

September 3rd, 2012 by

NASA’s twin, lunar-orbiting Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft began data collection for the start of the mission’s extended operations.
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Indonesia plans own AIS satellite in NEqO

September 3rd, 2012 by

Indonesia plans to launch its Lapan A2 satellite, which will monitor traffic across its vast maritime expanses, in 2013.
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Castor Networks expands capacity on NSS-7

September 3rd, 2012 by

SES and Castor Networks announced that the Dutch provider of teleport, VSAT and broadcasting services has signed a capacity expansion agreement on SES’ NSS-7 satellite to meet the growing needs for connectivity throughout Southern Africa.
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Putin accepts Nesterov’s resignation

September 3rd, 2012 by

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the resignation of the director of the Khrunichev Space Center, which is responsible for manufacturing launch rockets and satellites.
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Ka-Band: Driving Profound Business Model Changes

September 3rd, 2012 by

by Jan Grøndrup-Vivanco

Paris, September 3, 2012–Ka-band is more than just an expansion band; it will have profound implications on how satellite capacity is sold from both the satellite operators’ and service providers’ perspective.  One might even worry if Ka-Band is short for cannibalism?  Even though Ka-Band has been around for a number of years in the satellite communications industry, it is only recently that it has made inroads into the commercial mainstream as C- and Ku-Band.
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