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Archive for July 4th, 2013

Insufficient thrust may have doomed Proton-M

July 4th, 2013 by

It looks increasingly likely that the crash of a Proton-M carrying three GLONASS satellites on 2 June was caused by a lack of thrust, although different reports emphasise different aspects. Meanwhile, the Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case over the incident.

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INSAT-3D completes initial preparations for next Ariane 5 flight

July 4th, 2013 by

India’s INSAT-3D weather satellite for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission has completed its initial pre-launch checkout at the Spaceport in French Guiana, and is now being readied for fuelling.

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SES secures rights to commercialise MonacoSat/TurkmenSpace transponders

July 4th, 2013 by

SES S.A. announced the signature of a comprehensive collaboration agreement with SSI-Monaco (Space Systems International Monaco S.A.M.).

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