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Archive for December 12th, 2013

NASA and ATK complete avionics and controls testing for SLS booster

December 12th, 2013 by

NASA and ATK have successfully completed two key avionics tests for the solid rocket boosters for the U.S. space agency’s new heavy lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).

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Next Ariane 5 payloads in French Guaiana

December 12th, 2013 by

Both satellite passengers for an Ariane 5 flight planned in early 2014 (currently: 23 January) have arrived at French Guiana, clearing the way for Arianespace’s start-up of payload preparations following their transfer by road to the spaceport.

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Mitsubishi Electric awarded contract for GOSAT-2 satellite system

December 12th, 2013 by

Mitsubishi Electric Corporationhas been selected as the contractor to supply the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) satellite system, which is slated for launch in 2017.

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6th Boeing-built Wideband Satellite enters service

December 12th, 2013 by

The sixth Boeing Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite, funded by the Commonwealth of Australia – the programme’s first partner outside the United States – has been delivered on orbit to the U.S. Air Force, boosting communications capabilities for the U.S. military and its allies.

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Galileo works aboard aircraft, too

December 12th, 2013 by

ESA’s Galileo satellites have achieved their very first aerial fix of longitude, latitude and altitude, enabling the inflight tracking of a test aircraft.

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Low-cost SATCOM for aircraft

December 12th, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation said it took a satellite communications system normally used in space and transformed it into a high-functioning, low-cost communications system that can be used on aircraft.

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