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Archive for August, 2014

Russian military to abandon Rokot launcher

August 29th, 2014 by

The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to stop using the Rokot launcher from 2016 because of its reliance on imported parts and will switch to the Soyuz and Angara carriers, Aerospace Defense Forces commander Lt. Gen. Alexander Golovko said.

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Optus 10 is readied for launch on Arianespace’s next heavy-lift mission

August 29th, 2014 by

Preparations continue to move ahead for Arianespace’s Ariane 5 Flight VA218, as the Optus 10 spacecraft has undergone its fit-check and fuelling for a dual-passenger mission targeted for 11 September from French Guiana.

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NASA engineers wrapping up acoustic testing for Space Launch System

August 29th, 2014 by

Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are wrapping up acoustic testing on a 5-percent scale model of NASA’s Space Launch System. The 28 August test, the 34th in the series, will help NASA engineers understand how loud the SLS vehicle will be during lift-off.

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EUMETSAT co-operates with U.S. on Space Situational Awareness

August 29th, 2014 by

In the context of the Initial Joint Polar System it shares with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), EUMETSAT has entered into a Space Situational Awareness data-sharing agreement with the U.S. Strategic Command to protect its satellites against collision with space debris.

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Airbus DS tests Zephyr 7 pseudo satellite

August 29th, 2014 by

Airbus Defence and Space announced that the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has just completed its most demanding mission to date and thus set a new benchmark in persistent, year-round operations for this class of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

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Inmarsat provides update on Cooperation Agreement with LightSquared

August 29th, 2014 by

Inmarsat announced that it has received payment of a Phase 2 quarterly payment from LightSquared. This payment was received within the 60 day contractual cure period triggered by a notice of default issued to LightSquared on 2 July 2014.

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