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Archive for April, 2014

Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Kazakhstan

April 30th, 2014 by

Rocket: Vega; Payload; KazEOSat-1 (DZZ-HR); Date: 30 April 2014, 0135 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite was released into the target Sun-synchronous circular orbit at 750 km altitude and an inclination of 98.54 degrees precisely 55 minutes and 29 seconds after launch.

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SSL selected to provide high-power satellite to EchoStar

April 30th, 2014 by

Space Systems/Loral announced that it was selected to provide a high power satellite to EchoStar Corporation.

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Optus 10 arrives at Kourou

April 30th, 2014 by

Space Systems/Loral announced that the Optus 10 satellite, designed and built for Optus, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace.

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SNC completes and delivers Orbcomm satellites

April 30th, 2014 by

Sierra Nevada Corporation announces the successful completion of the Orbcomm Generation 2 (OG2) Pre-Ship Review and shipment of six satellites from the company’s Space Systems’ location in Louisville, Colorado. SNC is the prime contractor for this upgraded communication constellation.

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Latest Galileo satellite arrives at ESA’s test centre

April 30th, 2014 by

Europe’s latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency’s Netherlands-based technical centre for testing, as the previous two satellites are prepared for transport to French Guiana for launch in summer this year.

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Canadian Space Agency supports studies on microsatellites

April 30th, 2014 by

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded five contracts to Canadian industry to perform feasibility studies on five potential future microsatellite missions.

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