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Geodetic satellite leaves for cosmodrome

April 13th, 2016 by

Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company completed building a geodetic satellite Geo-IK-2 and shipped it to the launch site.

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GOES-R on track for October launch

April 13th, 2016 by

The GOES-R satellite is set to launch on 13 October 2016. GOES-R, or GOES-16 as it will be known once operational, will launch on board an Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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CNES selects Airbus DS to build instrument to map CO2 levels

April 13th, 2016 by

CNES has awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract to design and build the optical instrument for MicroCarb, a microsatellite to map global carbon dioxide levels. After launch in 2020, the satellite will study carbon dioxide sources (which produce CO2) and sinks (which absorb it) to understand how this greenhouse gas is affecting climate change.

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Boeing completes TDRS-M ahead of contract schedule

April 13th, 2016 by

Boeing has completed, and delivered to storage, the last in a series of satellites for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation.

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NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on ISS

April 13th, 2016 by

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station on Saturday, 16 April.

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Raytheon, USAF complete GPS OCX 1st qualification test

April 13th, 2016 by

On 4 March, Raytheon successfully passed the first formal qualification test milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System. Known simply as GPS OCX, this new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy, and security.

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