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Archive for October, 2015

Second-to-last GPS IIF satellite launched

October 31st, 2015 by

Rocket: Atlas V 401; Payload: GPS IIF-11 (SVN 73); Date: 31 October 2015, 1613 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA: Spacecraft separation into the target orbit occurred at 1936 UTC.

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NASA awards launch services contract for next TDRS

October 31st, 2015 by

NASA has selected United Launch Services to provide launch services for the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) mission. The mission will launch in October 2017 aboard an Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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NASA review of Orbital ATK accident does not pinpoint root cause

October 31st, 2015 by

In October 2014, Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket suffered an anomaly during launch from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia that resulted in the loss of the rocket and its cargo and damage to the launch pad. Orbital ATK immediately convened an Accident Investigation Board (AIB). NASA established an independent review team that has now released its review of the accident.

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JPL selects Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace for NISAR reflector

October 31st, 2015 by

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced its selection of Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) company, to design and manufacture the radar antenna for its NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite.

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SES S.A. results Q3 2015

October 31st, 2015 by

SES S.A. reported financial results for the three months ending 30 September 2015.

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DigitalGlobe, Inc. results Q3 2015

October 31st, 2015 by

DigitalGlobe, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ending 30 September 2015.

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