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Archive for January, 2014

Both payloads for next Ariane 5 flight mated to the launcher

January 31st, 2014 by

The heavy-lift Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s year-opening flight from French Guiana on 6 February is now complete following integration of its full payload “stack,” consisting of the ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus advanced relay platforms.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation enters dream chaser critical design review

January 31st, 2014 by

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced the completion of the Dream Chaser Incremental Critical Design Review (CDR) with the completion of Milestone 10a under its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement with NASA.

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Astra 2E operational at 28.5 degrees East

January 31st, 2014 by

SES S.A. announced that the Astra 2E satellite enters into commercial service in the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East on 1 February 2014. The satellite was launched on board an ILS Proton launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 30 September 2013.

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Thales Alenia Space delivers third PCM cargo module to Orbital

January 31st, 2014 by

Thales Alenia Space has delivered its third Pressurised Cargo Module (PCM) to Orbital Sciences Corporation for integration in the Cygnus spacecraft that will transport cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

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MUOS tests show extensive reach in polar communications capability

January 31st, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may help solve communication challenges in the arctic. During company-funded tests, MUOS voice and data signals reached much farther north than previously thought, just 50 km and 0.5 degrees of latitude shy of the North Pole.

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ESA books Eurockot launch for Sentinel-5p satellite

January 30th, 2014 by

The European Space Agency (ESA) has converted a previously contracted back-up launch on a Rokot to a firm agreement with Eurockot Launch Services GmbH for placing into orbit an additional spacecraft from the Copernicus Sentinel range of satellites.

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