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Archive for September 25th, 2015

China successfully launches new lightweight rocket

September 25th, 2015 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: Tianwang-1A (SECM-1), Tianwang-1B (NJUST-2), Tianwang-1C (NJFA-1), Pujian-1; Date: 25 September 2015, 0121 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China.

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AVUM upper stage arrives in French Guiana for next Vega launch

September 25th, 2015 by

The liquid upper stage for a November flight utilising Arianespace’s lightweight Vega vehicle has been delivered to French Guiana, supporting the company’s sustained mission pace in 2015 with its complete launcher family at the Spaceport.

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Galileo satellites handed over to operator

September 25th, 2015 by

Europe’s latest pair of Galileo satellites has passed its initial check out in space, allowing control to be handed over to the main control centre and join the growing fleet.

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Sentinel-5 Precursor testing continues

September 25th, 2015 by

The launch of Sentinel-5 Precursor is planned for next spring so the satellite is being put through its paces to make sure it is fit for lift-off and life in orbit tracking air pollution. Vibration and acoustic tests are next up.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne settles AJ-26 dispute with Orbital ATK

September 25th, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. will pay Orbital ATK US$50 million to settle a dispute stemming from the Antares rocket launch accident last year.

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Sentech delivers DTH and DTT services via Intelsat 20

September 25th, 2015 by

Intelsat S.A. announced that Sentech, a broadcasting signal distributor in Africa, has extended its contract for multiple years.

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