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Archive for June 16th, 2016

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

June 16th, 2016 by

During operations to transfer the Ariane 5 ECA launcher for Flight VA230, an anomaly occurred with an umbilical connection on the upper portion of the launcher.

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Airbus DS completes Sentinel-2B

June 16th, 2016 by

Construction of the Sentinel-2B optical satellite is complete. The spacecraft is the second of its type from Airbus Defence and Space, providing the “Colour Vision” of Europe’s Earth observation programme Copernicus, a joint project of the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Raytheon achieves two milestones in development of GPS OCX

June 16th, 2016 by

Raytheon has passed both a qualification and a critical design review milestone as part of its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX.

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