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Archive for September 16th, 2014

Boeing, SpaceX to carry astronauts to ISS

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NASA has selected Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the United States’ sole reliance on Russia in 2017.

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DMSP-19 weather satellite receives operational acceptance

September 16th, 2014 by

The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on 19 August. This acceptance formally adds DMSP Flight-19 to the existing DMSP constellation. The satellite constellation provides weather data and forecasting information to civilian and military users.

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NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder Instrument for JPSS-2

September 16th, 2014 by

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

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Galileo satellites – status update

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The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites have been in a safe state since 28 August, fully under control from ESA’s centre in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having been released on 22 August into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular orbits.

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Airbus DS continues transformation with portfolio optimisation

September 16th, 2014 by

After a detailed and comprehensive portfolio assessment, Airbus Defence and Space has defined Space (Launchers & Satellites), Military Aircraft, Missiles and related Systems and Services as its future core businesses. These are the areas in which the Division will further invest to strengthen its leading position.

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Globalstar completes demo of dual-link space-based ADS-B

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Globalstar, Inc. and its partner, ADS-B Technologies, LLC have announced the completion of the latest public flight demonstration showcasing their Space-Based ADS-B Link Augmentation System (ALAS).

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