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Archive for January, 2017

Iridium adds 8th launch with SpaceX for satellite rideshare

January 31st, 2017 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced that it has contracted with SpaceX for an eighth Falcon 9 launch. Along for the ride are the twin-satellites of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, which will be deployed into a separate low-Earth orbit, marking the first rideshare deal for Iridium.

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Fate of Japanese space junk collector unknown

January 31st, 2017 by

An experimental space junk collector designed to pull rubbish from the Earth’s orbit has run into trouble, scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.

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RUAG chose PacSci EMC to supply payload release system

January 31st, 2017 by

PacSci EMC and Pyroalliance, a subsidiary of Airbus Safran Launchers, have been selected by RUAG Space AB to provide the Payload Release and Sequencing System (PRSS), a critical component to release satellites into space for a satellite constellation project.

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SES, Satcom Global sign agreement for global Ku-band network

January 31st, 2017 by

SES S.A. announced that Satcom Global will become a key partner for SES. The differentiated mobility solution will form a part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura, providing high-speed connectivity to maritime, offshore and land customers.

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SLS Exploration Upper Stage completes preliminary design review

January 30th, 2017 by

NASA has successfully completed the exploration upper stage (EUS) preliminary design review for the Space Launch System rocket.

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Intelsat 33e begins service

January 30th, 2017 by

Intelsat announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017.

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