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Archive for October, 2016

Delay of the day: H-IIA/Himawari 9

October 31st, 2016 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA have set a new launch date of the H-IIA No. 31 with the geostationary meteorological satellite “Himawari-9” on board.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes launch abort engine hot fire tests

October 31st, 2016 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on two Launch Abort Engines (LAE) featuring new propellant valves for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner service module propulsion system.

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SpaceX Amos-6 anomaly likely related to helium system

October 31st, 2016 by

SpaceX said the Accident Investigation Team continues to make progress in examining the anomaly on 1 September that led to the loss of a Falcon 9 and its payload at Launch Complex 40 (LC-40), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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SSL delivers satellite for Sky Perfect JSAT to Kourou

October 28th, 2016 by

Space Systems Loral (SSL) announced that the JCSAT-15 satellite, which it designed and built for Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation (Sky Perfect JSAT), has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace.

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SES S.A. results 9M 2016

October 28th, 2016 by

SES S.A. reported financial results for the first nine months of 2016.

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Ball Aerospace-built Suomi NPP celebrates 5 years on orbit

October 28th, 2016 by

The NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, built by Ball Aerospace, was launched five years ago on 28 October 2011. Since then, Suomi NPP has provided life-saving data to weather forecasters and has given scientists new tools to help monitor the health of our planet.

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