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Archive for September 8th, 2014

AsiaSat 6 in orbit

September 8th, 2014 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: AsiaSat 6/Thaicom 7; Date: 7 September 2014, 0322 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. Approximately 32 minutes after lift-off, the AsiaSat 6 spacecraft successfully separated from the launch vehicle.

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China launches new Yaogan satellite

September 8th, 2014 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 4B; Payload: Yaogan-21, Tiantuo-2; Date: 8 September 2014, 0322 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellites were successfully launched into preset orbit, Chinese state media reported.

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Ariane announces four new satellite launch contracts

September 8th, 2014 by

Arianespace has announced four new contracts for satellites to be launched by Ariane 5 ECA. These latest orders bring the number of commercial and governmental launch contracts signed to date this year to 11, including six satellites to be launched by Ariane 5 ECA and three dedicated Ariane launches.

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Next Proton launch expected in late September

September 8th, 2014 by

Preparations are in full swing at Baikonur for a launch of Proton M to orbit the Russian Loutch [Luch, aka Olymp] satellite. The launch of Proton M/Briz M integrated launch vehicle is tentatively scheduled for late September. It will be Proton’s 5th mission in 2014.

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SSL selected to provide direct broadcast satellite to Bulgaria Sat

September 8th, 2014 by

Space Systems/Loral (SSL) was selected to provide a communications satellite for Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, which is a telecommunications company and the largest provider of pay-TV services in Bulgaria. The satellite, which will provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in the Balkans and other European regions, will be Bulgaria Sat’s first dedicated satellite.

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Mitsubishi Electric to deliver satellite to Qatari operator

September 8th, 2014 by

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has been awarded a contract to deliver the Es’hail 2 communications satellite to operator Qatar Satellite company (Es’hailSat) in Doha. In-orbit delivery is scheduled for the end of 2016.

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