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Archive for June 21st, 2016

Superbird 8 damage causes Ariane launch manifest reshuffle

June 21st, 2016 by

Reports suggest that the launch of Japan’s Superbird 8 aboard an Ariane 5 ECA, previously scheduled for 26 July, will be delayed after the satellite was damaged during its transport to French Guiana.

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New customer for the RD-180?

June 21st, 2016 by

According to TASS news agency, Russia is close to an agreement with China that will allow the Chinese space programme to buy RD-180 engines. This agreement would in turn give Russia access to Chinese “micro radio electronics” for space purposes.

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SES: new satellite technology leads to new services

June 21st, 2016 by

SES S.A. said it is pushing satellite innovation further to create new services and applications for customers. The future of satellite service is described in the new White Paper “Satellite Evolution Sparks a Service Revolution,” which focuses on the upcoming customer applications of new satellite technology, including Digital Signal Processing, satellite modularity, and satellite life extension services.

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Spaceflight Industries closes US$25 million financing round

June 21st, 2016 by

Spaceflight Industries announced it has secured $18 million of Series B financing led by technology growth investor Mithril Capital Management of San Francisco, in a round that is expected to raise up to US$25 million. The company also announced it has acquired Herndon, Virginia-based OpenWhere, Inc. to further enhance and execute on its BlackSky geospatial data platform for satellite imagery.

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