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First operational launch of GSLV Mk. II successful

September 8th, 2016 by

Rocket: GSLV Mk. II/CUS; Payload: Insat 3DR; Date: 8 September 2016, 1120 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India. The weather satellite was successfully launched and has meanwhile been catalogued in a 152 km x 35,935 km x 20.6 degrees geostationary transfer orbit.

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Vega to launch Aeolus

September 8th, 2016 by

ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite.

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WorldView-4 imaging satellite encapsulated for launch

September 8th, 2016 by

The WorldView-4 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for DigitalGlobe, Inc., has been encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing. It is scheduled to launch 16 September aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Vector Space Systems awarded NASA and DARPA contracts

September 8th, 2016 by

Vector Space Systems, a micro satellite space launch company, announced that NASA has selected its Phase II proposal under the 2015 SBIR/STTR programme to continue development of an advanced prototype of the upper stage for the Vector-R launch vehicle.

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Frequency Electronics awarded multi-satellite payload contract

September 8th, 2016 by

Frequency Electronics, Inc. has received and commenced engineering design work on a new multi-satellite payload contract valued in excess of US$6 million.

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Thuraya finalises plans for next-gen constellation

September 8th, 2016 by

Thuraya Telecommunications has finalised its next generation constellation plans and said it will extend its geographical reach, move into new market sectors and launch new services and devices.

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