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Archive for December 4th, 2013

Update: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lofts its first geostationary satellite

December 4th, 2013 by

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully completed its first geostationary transfer mission, delivering the SES-8 satellite to its targeted 295 x 80,000 km supersynchronous transfer orbit.

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Thales Alenia Space wins contract for MTG ground segment

December 4th, 2013 by

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) for the ground segment of the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) programme.

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Lockheed Martin shrinks cryocoolers

December 4th, 2013 by

Scientists and engineers at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) have developed the lightest satellite cryocooler ever built.

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