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Minotaur I launches 29 satellites

November 20th, 2013 by

Rocket: Minotaur I; Payload: ORS-3 (STPSat-3 plus 28 cubesats); Date: 20 November 2013, 0115 UTC; Launch site: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, USA. Approximately 12 minutes after lift-off, the Air Force’s Space Test Program Satellite-3 spacecraft was deployed into its intended orbit at an altitude of approximately 500 km.

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New Yaogan satellite in orbit

November 20th, 2013 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 4C; Payload: Yaogan 19 (YG-19); Date: 20 November 2013, 0331 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. The launch, which had not been announced in advance, reportedly was successful.

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Shaker testing seeks to extend Vega performance

November 20th, 2013 by

Vega’s top stage has been subjected to the forces of launch on a shaker table at ESA’s main technical centre. This testing is intended to boost the carrying capacity of Europe’s newest launcher for future flights.

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ARSAT and Telespazio sign Memorandum of Understanding

November 20th, 2013 by

State satellite telecommunications company ARSAT and Telespazio, a Finmeccanica (67%) and Thales (33%) joint venture, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 18 November. The signing took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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BlackBridge supports ESA’s Sentinel-2 mission

November 20th, 2013 by

As part of their long-standing relationship, BlackBridge has provided the European Space Agency (ESA) with a substantial time series of RapidEye imagery to support the Sentinel-2-preparatory project.

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