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Archive for November, 2013

Contract signed for Brazilian dual-use comsat

November 29th, 2013 by

Visiona Tecnologia Espacial S.A. and Telebras formally signed a contract to supply the Defense and Strategic Communications Geostationary Satellite (SGDC) system. The BRL1.3 billion (US$556 million) contract provides for the system to be delivered by the end of 2016.

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ESA to track Chinese moon probe

November 29th, 2013 by

ESA’s network of tracking stations will provide crucial support for the five-day lunar cruise of China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft. Chang’e-3 lift-off is set for around 1800 UTC on 1 December, and the 15 m-diameter dish in Kourou will pick up the first signals around 1844 UTC.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/SES-8 (again)

November 28th, 2013 by

After two attempts to launch SES-8, the Falcon 9 mission was scrubbed today.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/SES-8 (again)

November 28th, 2013 by

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/SES-8 (again)

November 28th, 2013 by

After two attempts to launch SES-8, the Falcon 9 mission was scrubbed today.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/SES-8 (again)

November 28th, 2013 by

After two attempts to launch SES-8, the Falcon 9 mission was scrubbed today.

Related Post:Teal Group identifies 3,164 payloads proposed for launch to 2032Swarm satellites complete LEOPFirst Galileo-FOC satellite completes thermal vacuum testHoliday travelers trump SpaceX launch plansChina plans to launch record number of spacecraft this yearOrbital Sciences wins NASA COTS recompetitionATK received contract from Orbital for upgraded Castor 30XLFirst Soyuz of 2008 launches Progress cargo vesselZemanta

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