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Archive for June 14th, 2016

PSLV-C34 launch date

June 14th, 2016 by

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), will launch the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2C satellite for Earth observation and 19 co-passenger satellites with a total mass of about 560 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

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MUOS-5 satellite encapsulated for launch on 24 June

June 14th, 2016 by

The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was recently encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing. It is scheduled to launch 24 June between 1430 and 1514 UTC aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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NASA’s NICER mission arrives at Kennedy Space Center

June 14th, 2016 by

The multipurpose Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission recently arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The forthcoming International Space Station (ISS) payload was transported from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, aboard a climate-controlled, air-suspension truck.

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft departs ISS

June 14th, 2016 by

Orbital ATK, Inc. announced that the “S.S. Rick Husband” Cygnus spacecraft successfully departed from the International Space Station, completing an 81-day stay at the orbiting laboratory.

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GD SATCOM completes installation of Deep Space Network Antennas

June 14th, 2016 by

The General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies team located in San Jose, Calif., completed the installation and testing of two 34-meter beam waveguide antennas as part of NASA’s modernisation plan for its Deep Space Network (DSN).

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SES GS, O3b commission service for NOAA

June 14th, 2016 by

SES Government Solutions (SES GS) and O3b Networks announced that the companies have jointly completed the first O3b managed services installation for NOAA’s National Weather Service Office (NWSO) at Pago Pago, American Samoa. This remote station is responsible for providing critically important tropical weather alerts and cyclone warning information to a large part of the Pacific.

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