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Archive for September 24th, 2014

Proton M / Loutch stack mounted on launch pad at Baikonur

September 24th, 2014 by

Yesterday at Baikonur, the State Commission authorised the rollout of the Proton M ILV/Briz M/Loutch SC to the launch pad area. In accordance with the State Commission go-ahead, the transfer of the Proton M to the pad area started at 0030 UTC.

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Europe’s IXV atmospheric reentry demonstrator arrives in Kourou

September 24th, 2014 by

IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle), the European Space Agency’s atmospheric reentry demonstrator, developed and integrated by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor, arrived today at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, initiating preparations for the launch, scheduled for this coming November.

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Mars Orbiter Spacecraft successfully inserted into Mars orbit

September 24th, 2014 by

ISRO successfully placed its low-cost Mars spacecraft in orbit around the red planet in its very first attempt. The orbit insertion progressed satisfactorily and the spacecraft performance was normal. It is is now circling Mars in an orbit whose nearest point to Mars (periapsis) is at 421.7 km and farthest point (apoapsis) at 76,993.6 km.

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COM DEV wins contract for high-throughput communications satellite

September 24th, 2014 by

COM DEV International Ltd. has been awarded an Authorisation to Proceed (ATP) contract to deliver Multiplexer Equipment, Waveguide and Coaxial Switches, and Microwave Components to be used on a high throughput communications satellite designed to provide direct-to-home premium television content to the Middle East and North Africa.

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MDA to provide direct access ground station for DigitalGlobe satellites

September 24th, 2014 by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has been awarded a contract from DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide a ground station solution to an international customer to receive and process imagery and data directly from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-1, WorldView-2, and WorldView-3 satellites.

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Ikonos imaging satellite achieves 15 years of on-orbit operation

September 24th, 2014 by

Ikonos, built by Lockheed Martin for DigitalGlobe, Inc., celebrated its 15th birthday on-orbit.

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