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Archive for September, 2014

Hayabusa 2 to launch on 30 November

September 30th, 2014 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa 2″ onboard on 30 November.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, ULA to cooperate on engines

September 30th, 2014 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced that they have signed a contract for a joint investment to complete technical feasibility analysis, detailed programme plans, technology integration, affordable production processes and plans, mission assurance and related criteria.

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Orion spacecraft transfers to Launch Abort System Facility

September 30th, 2014 by

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fuelling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS).

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Philae landing date set

September 30th, 2014 by

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November.

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NSR report finds satellite operators driving efficiencies via HTS, acquisitions

September 30th, 2014 by

NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 4th Edition, finds that operational efficiency is more important than ever for satellite operators, with many taking a multi-pronged approach to increasing productivity. This trend is not limited to acquisitions, but also extends to HTS payloads being launched.

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Proton M returns to flight with mystery launch

September 29th, 2014 by

Rocket: Proton M/Briz M; Payload: Luch (Olimp-K?); Date: 27 September 2014, 2023 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The (rather mysterious) satellite was reportedly delivered directly to geosynchronous orbit.

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