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Mission accomplished for ATV-4 ‘Albert Einstein’

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The ATV-4 performed a fully controlled destructive re-entry into the atmosphere on 2 November, following its undocking from the ISS on 28 October, and bringing the five-month mission to its conclusion.

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SSL awarded follow-on DARPA contract

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Space Systems/Loral has been selected to develop designs, processes and business terms for carrying small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary (GEO) satellite platform.

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Exelis delivers GPS satellite simulation software

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Exelis successfully completed factory acceptance testing for the Global Positioning System (GPS) III navigation payload simulator software. Developed by Exelis, the software will simulate the behaviour of GPS signals in space, which will be used for testing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS ground station known as the operational control system (OCX).

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e2v image sensors aboard IRIS capture first images

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Image sensors designed and manufactured by e2 have captured their first images of the Sun on board NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin.

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