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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lofts its first geostationary satellite

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Rocket: Falcon 9 v1.1; Payload: SES-8; Date: 2341 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The rocket successfully placed its payload into a supersynchronous transfer orbit.

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GSLV launch tentatively set for first week of January

December 3rd, 2013 by

ISRO announced that the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV D5, which was called off on 19 August due to a fuel leak in its second stage, is likely to take place in the first week of January 2014.

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Blue Origin successfully tests BE-3 engine

December 3rd, 2013 by

Blue Origin said its liquid-fuelled BE-3 engine successfully demonstrating deep throttle, full power, long-duration and reliable restart all in a single-test sequence.

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Ball Aerospace completes primary structure for JPSS-1

December 3rd, 2013 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed the primary bus structure of the first satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS-1 is the follow-on in a series of next generation satellites and is scheduled for launch in early 2017.

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Thales Alenia Space inaugurates new industrial site in L’Aquila

December 3rd, 2013 by

Thales Alenia Space today inaugurated the new industrial complex in L’Aquila, completely rebuilt after the company’s historic establishment was declared unfit for occupancy due to the serious damage suffered during the earthquake of 6 April 2009.

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