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SES-10 to be launched by Falcon 9 rocket

August 30th, 2016 by

SES and SpaceX announced they have reached an agreement to launch SES-10 on a used Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster.

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Galileo’s Ariane 5 arrives at Europe’s Spaceport

August 30th, 2016 by

The first Ariane 5 rocket modified to carry four Galileo satellites into orbit has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for a November launch.

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New rocket for Sea Launch?

August 29th, 2016 by

Sea Launch may use a yet-to-be developed Russian rocket to replace the mainly Ukrainian-made Zenit carriers, the head of the Russian space rocket corporation Energia said.

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Successful flight testing of ISRO’s scramjet engine

August 29th, 2016 by

The first experimental mission of ISRO’s scramjet engine towards the realisation of an air breathing propulsion system was successfully conducted on 28 August 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. Thus, India became the fourth country to demonstrate the flight testing of a scramjet engine.

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NASA’s Juno successfully completes Jupiter flyby

August 29th, 2016 by

NASA’s Juno mission has successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter at an altitude of about 4,200 kilometers above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. At the time, Juno was travelling at 208,000 kilometers per hour with respect to the planet. This flyby was the closest Juno will get to Jupiter during its prime mission.

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SES GS to provide U.S. Government with O3b network

August 29th, 2016 by

SES Government Solutions was recently awarded a contract to provide an O3b Networks high throughput, low latency satellite communications solution for a U.S. Department of Defense end-user.

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