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Archive for December, 2015

SSL selected as winner of Telkom 4 procurement

December 30th, 2015 by

Space Systems Loral (SSL) was selected to provide a communications satellite to PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, the largest telecommunication and network provider in Indonesia.

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Sea Launch to be resuscitated?

December 30th, 2015 by

Sea Launch may return to the launch services market in the coming months, the company’s CEO Sergei Gugkayev was quoted as saying by TASS.

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10 years ago: GIOVE-A launched

December 30th, 2015 by

British small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) on 28 December marked the 10th year of in-orbit operations from its GIOVE-A satellite, the pathfinder mission for Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation programme.

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Last launch of the year (probably)

December 28th, 2015 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/G2; Payload: Gaofen-4 (GF-4); Date: 28 December 2015, 1605 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The geostationary remote sensing satellite was placed in a 205 km x 35,806 km x 23 degrees transfer orbit.

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Old Roskosmos to be dissolved on 1 January

December 28th, 2015 by

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on dissolving the country’s Federal Space Agency in line with the creation of the Roskosmos state corporation. The agency will be dissolved in accordance with a federal law of 13 July 2015.

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Update: Proton lifts off with Ekspress AMU1/Eutelsat 36C

December 25th, 2015 by

The launch and flight of a Proton-M launch vehicle carrying the Russian communications satellite Ekspress-AMU1 proceeded nominally. At the design time, the orbital block comprising the Ekspress-AMU1 SC and Briz-M upper stage separated from the Proton’s Stage III and continued the mission in the autonomous mode. Subsequently, the spacecraft was injected in its 4,324 km x 35,769 km x 22 degrees target orbit using the Briz-M upper stage main engine.

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