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Archive for December 11th, 2015

Zenit lifts off with Elektro-L2, possibly on final mission

December 11th, 2015 by

Rocket: Zenit 3 SLBF/Fregat SB; Payload: Elektro-L2; Date: 11 December 2015, 1345 UTC, Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Separation of the Elektro-L 2 weather satellite from the Fregat upper stage is scheduled for 2243 UTC [too late for this issue].

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India to launch Singaporean satellites

December 11th, 2015 by

India will be launching six Singaporean satellites with a total mass of of around 625 kg on 16 December through its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket.

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Launch date of X-ray astronomy satellite “ASTRO-H” set

December 11th, 2015 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30 (H-IIA F30) with the X-ray Astronomy Satellite “ASTRO-H” onboard on 12 February.

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Vega enters commercial service

December 11th, 2015 by

Arianespace has taken over full responsibility for the Vega rocket’s commercial exploitation at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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ORBITEC awarded NASA contract for aerospace propulsion systems

December 11th, 2015 by

NASA has awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) wholly-owned subsidiary Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) a competitive indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) task order contract to support the development, demonstration and verification of advanced propulsion system technologies under the Research and Technologies for Aerospace Propulsion Systems 2 (RTAPS2) for NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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MDA to provide WorldView-4 direct access ground stations

December 11th, 2015 by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide multiple international ground stations with upgrades to receive and process imagery and data directly from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite, in addition to the company’s existing satellite constellation.

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