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Archive for September 19th, 2016

Delay of the day I: Atlas V/WorldView-4 (again)

September 19th, 2016 by

A wildfire in the vicinity of Vandenberg Air Force Base forced another postponement of the launch of WordView-4 aboard an Atlas V.

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Delay of the day II: Soyuz MS-02

September 19th, 2016 by

The launch of Russia’s new series Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft scheduled for 23 September was delayed due to a technical fault involving a short circuit that was revealed during a test.

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Delivery of first GPS III satellite further delayed

September 19th, 2016 by

The first GPS III satellite won’t be shipped until at least December because a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin failed to test onboard components. The satellite is already 28 months late because of other issues.

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NASA extends contract for IRIS support

September 19th, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has received a US$19.4 million support contract extension for the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft through September 2018, with a further extension possible through September 2019.

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