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Archive for June 24th, 2016

Fifth MUOS satellite lofted by Atlas V

June 24th, 2016 by

Rocket: Atlas V; Payload: MUOS-5 [MUOS SV-3]; Date: 24 June 2016, 1430 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The military communications satellite was successfully deployed into geostationary transfer orbit.

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Sustainable Innovations wins NASA contract to purify helium

June 24th, 2016 by

Sustainable Innovations received a contract from NASA to supply a commercial-scale system to recycle helium, a resource that is in scarce supply. Ongoing rocket test operations at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) result in valuable helium gas being vented to the atmosphere, in addition to the substantial quantity of hydrogen gas that is flared upon completion of a rocket test cycle.

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Boeing plans giant satellite constellation

June 24th, 2016 by

Boeing Co. has applied for a license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate a network of thousands of satellites.

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SpaceVR selects Pumpkin as prime to build Overview 1

June 24th, 2016 by

SpaceVR, a venture-funded startup developing the world’s first virtual reality hardware and software platform enabling users to experience space firsthand using any mobile, desktop, or virtual reality device, has selected Pumpkin Space Systems Inc. (Pumpkin) as its prime contractor to build SpaceVR’s Overview 1 CubeSat bus hardware and space flight software.

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ASL likely to get EC approval for Arianespace takeover – report

June 24th, 2016 by

Airbus Safran Launchers SAS will reportedly win European Union approval as soon as next month to take over launch-service provider Arianespace SA.

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