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Private Mars mission presented

December 10th, 2013 by

Mars One has secured lead suppliers for its first mission to Mars. The mission, slated for a 2018 launch, will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite. Mars One has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to develop mission concept studies. The Mars lander will be built by Lockheed Martin and the communications satellite will be built by SSTL.

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Iranian satellite plans updated

December 10th, 2013 by

An Iranian aerospace official said the country plans to launch two indigenously designed and manufactured satellites by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (20 March 2014).

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EADS outlines plan for defence and space restructuring

December 10th, 2013 by

EADS presented a restructuring plan for its future Airbus Defence and Space Division (Airbus DS) to the European Works Council. Airbus DS will combine EADS’ units Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian.

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