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Archive for January, 2016

Proton-M lifts off with Eutelsat 9B on board

January 29th, 2016 by

Rocket: Proton-M/Briz-M; Payload: Eutelsat 9B/EDRS-A; Date: 29 January 2016, 2220 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket lifted off as scheduled.

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ULA Atlas V GPS IIF-12 launch set for 5 February

January 29th, 2016 by

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the GPS IIF-12 mission is set to launch on 5 February.

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SSL to build six Low Earth Orbit satellites for Earth observation

January 29th, 2016 by

Space Systems/Loral (SSL) announced it was awarded a contract by an undisclosed customer to build six satellites for an advanced constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites for Earth imaging.

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Raytheon awarded US$564 million contract for JPSS instruments

January 29th, 2016 by

Raytheon Company has received a US$564 million contract modification award from NASA for two satellite sensors as part of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Polar Follow-On missions.

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NASA awards Exelis US$316 million JPSS payloads contract

January 29th, 2016 by

Harris Corporation has received a US$316 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to build two payloads for the fourth and fifth weather satellites in the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) programme.

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First Ariane 5 launch of 2016

January 27th, 2016 by

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Intelsat 29e; Date: 27 January 2016, 2320 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite was successfully placed into its targeted geostationary transfer orbit 30 minutes after lift-off.

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