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Archive for June 7th, 2016

Delay of the day: Ariane 5 ECA/EchoStar XVIII, BRIsat

June 7th, 2016 by

The lift-off of Flight VA230 has been postponed following an anomaly that occurred prior to the Ariane 5’s roll-out to the launch zone in French Guiana.

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EchoStar XVIII, BRIsat pre-launch details

June 7th, 2016 by

On its fifth launch of the year, which will be the third mission in 2016 utilising an Ariane 5 launcher from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in French Guiana, Arianespace will orbit two satellites: EchoStar XVIII for the operator DISH Network L.L.C.; and BRlsat for PT.Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

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LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

June 7th, 2016 by

ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.

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Iridium announces timing for availability of Iridium Certus

June 7th, 2016 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced that the Iridium Certus service will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2017.

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NASA’s CloudSat/CALIPSO satellites celebrate 10 years on orbit

June 7th, 2016 by

Ten years ago the first images were returned from the CALIPSO and CloudSat atmospheric aerosol LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) and cloud-profiling radar missions following their joint launch on 28 April 2006. The satellites joined the A-Train, a coordinated group of international satellites providing simultaneous observation data used by scientists to advance knowledge of Earth-system science.

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