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Archive for September 23rd, 2014

ATK offers solid solution to U.S. Air Force’s RD-180 replacement request

September 23rd, 2014 by

ATK has provided the U.S. Air Force a U.S.-made commercial solid rocket solution as a replacement for the RD-180 Russian-made, first-stage engine of United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle.

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Fourth Dragon for commercial resupply services arrives at ISS

September 23rd, 2014 by

The Dragon commercial cargo craft has completed a two day trip to the International Space Station after launching on 21 September.

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Boeing to design hosted payload for scientific measurement

September 23rd, 2014 by

Boeing will investigate hosting a scientific payload on a commercial satellite under a new six-month contract awarded by the Air Force’s Space and Missiles Systems Center (SMC).

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Iridium NEXT solar panel power system qualified

September 23rd, 2014 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced the completion of an extensive testing programme for qualification of its new solar panel design for the Iridium NEXT constellation. The array that powers the Iridium NEXT satellites, expected to begin launching in 2015, contains four solar panels and will span 9.4 meters when fully extended, developing more than 2 kilowatts of power over a demanding charging cycle in Iridium’s low Earth orbit.

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South Korea loses contact with STSAT-2C

September 23rd, 2014 by

Contact has been lost with South Korea’s Science and Technology Satellite-2C months ago, according to local media.

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Thaicom’s CEO Named ‘Satellite Executive of the Year’

September 23rd, 2014 by

Thaicom’s CEO Suphajee Suthumpun has been named ‘Satellite Executive of the Year in the Asia-Pacific’ by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC).

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