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Archive for April 29th, 2016

Date set for second SLS booster qualification ground test

April 29th, 2016 by

A full-scale, test version of the booster for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, will fire up for the second of two qualification ground tests on 28 June at prime contractor Orbital ATK’s test facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Putin reprimands Roskosmos heads for launch delays

April 29th, 2016 by

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued reprimands to Roskosmos head Igor Komarov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the country’s space industry, for the delay in launching the first rocket from the newly-built Vostochny Cosmodrome, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed.

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Orbital ATK delivers Thaicom 8 to launch site

April 29th, 2016 by

Orbital ATK, Inc. announced that the Thaicom 8 satellite has arrived at its launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Thaicom 8 is the second satellite Orbital ATK has built for Thaicom PLC and is based on the company’s flight-proven GEOStar-2 platform.

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Satellites 11 and 12 join working Galileo fleet

April 29th, 2016 by

Europe’s latest navigation satellites, launched last December, have been officially commissioned into the Galileo constellation, and are now broadcasting working navigation signals.

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SES to take control of O3B Networks

April 29th, 2016 by

SES S.A. has agreed to increase its interest in O3b Networks (O3b) to 50.5% and, in doing so, will take a controlling share in the company. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals which are expected to be completed during H2 2016.

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SES S.A. results Q1 2016

April 29th, 2016 by

SES S.A. reported financial results for the three months ending 31 March 2016.

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