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Archive for July 5th, 2013

Launch failure owing to false start?

July 5th, 2013 by

The Proton-M failure review oversight commission is considering malfunctions of the launch pad, the rocket control system and the first stage engine as possible causes of the rocket’s crash. The leading theory is an “early lift-off,” but details remain sketchy.

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Telespazio VEGA Deutschland supports infrastructure harmonisation

July 5th, 2013 by

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland, a subsidiary of Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales), has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to carry out the Phase-B project for the European Ground Systems – Common Core (EGS-CC Phase B).

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Kepler preparing for recovery

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Operations in Point Rest State (PRS) have continued for NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. The spacecraft was placed in PRS on 15 May 2013, after the failure of reaction wheel 4. It has been 53 days since the spacecraft collected new science data.

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Green light (and money) for GMES Copernicus

July 5th, 2013 by

The European Parliament has approved the multiannual financial framework budget for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme, currently being renamed Copernicus, for 2014-20.

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EuropaSat to market SES broadband service across Europe

July 5th, 2013 by

SES announced that it has signed an agreement with EuropaSat for the distribution of SES Broadband, its satellite broadband service with download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s, in the UK and other countries across Europe.

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