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Archive for March 26th, 2015

Japan launches replacement optical spy satellite

March 26th, 2015 by

Rocket: H-2A; Payload IGS Optical 5; Date: 26 March 2015, 0121 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The launch went smoothly, a JAXA spokeswoman said, noting “the satellite separated and entered orbit as scheduled.”

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Dnepr launches Korean EO satellite

March 26th, 2015 by

Rocket: Dnepr; Payload: KOMPSAT 3A [Arirang 3A]; Date: 25 March 2015, 2208 UTC; Launch site: Yasny, Russia. A radio communication between the satellite and South Korea’s ground station was established 5 hours and 57 minutes after launch, indicating that the satellite is operating properly.

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Airbus Defence and Space selects Arianespace to launch PeruSat-1

March 26th, 2015 by

Airbus Defence and Space has chosen Arianespace to launch PeruSat-1, the Peruvian Earth observation satellite on a European Vega launcher from Kourou spaceport. The launch of PeruSat-1 is scheduled for 2016.

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Structures for Millimetron space observatory from ISDS-Reshetnev

March 26th, 2015 by

Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems said it is currently developing the onboard scientific instruments subsystem of the space-based observatory Millimetron and performing its components testing.

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EDC provides EUR140 million financing for Amazonas 5

March 26th, 2015 by

Export Development Canada (EDC) announced financing of EUR140 million to the Hispasat Group (Hispasat) for the construction of Amazonas 5 by Canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA).

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Inmarsat completes successful transition of key services to Alphasat

March 26th, 2015 by

Inmarsat announced the successful transition of key voice and broadband data services for the EMEA region from Inmarsat-4 F2 (I-4 F2) to Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecommunications satellite.

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