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Archive for February, 2015

Russia launches digital cartography satellite

February 27th, 2015 by

Rocket: Soyuz 2-1A; Payload: Bars-M No.1L [Kosmos 2503(?)]; Date: 27 February 2015, 1101 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The governmental spacecraft was accurately placed on the target orbit. This was the second Soyuz family mission in 2015.

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ISA Pathfinder propulsion and science modules to begin final testing

February 27th, 2015 by

LISA Pathfinder’s propulsion and science modules are leaving the UK for the last time. Airbus Defence and Space will ship the two modules to IABG (Industrie Anlagen Betriebs Gesellschaft), near Munich in Germany, for final system level testing. The spacecraft is scheduled to be launched later this year by a European Vega rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.

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DigitalGlobe, Inc. results 2014

February 27th, 2015 by

DigitalGlobe, Inc. reported financial results for the full year and quarter ending 31 December 2014.

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TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT arrives in Cape Canaveral

February 26th, 2015 by

The TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT telecommunications satellite was shipped from Thales Alenia Space’s Cannes plant on 23 February 2015, arriving at the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida on 26 February. Built by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor, on behalf of the Turkmenistan Ministry of Communications, the satellite will be orbited in March 2015 by a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher.

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NASA’s MMS spacecraft prepare for 13 March (UTC) launch

February 26th, 2015 by

Final preparations are underway for the launch of NASA’s quartet of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft, which constitute the first space mission dedicated to the study of magnetic reconnection. This fundamental process occurs throughout the universe where magnetic fields connect and disconnect with an explosive release of energy.

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Eutelsat 115 West B pre-launch details

February 26th, 2015 by

Eutelsat 115 West B, the first all-electric satellite for Eutelsat Communications is scheduled for launch by SpaceX using the Falcon 9 rocket on 1 March between 03.49 and 04.34 UTC. Built by Boeing Defense and Space, Eutelsat’s latest satellite arrived in Cape Canaveral on 25 January.

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