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Archive for December 19th, 2017

Arianespace chosen by ESA to launch CHEOPS

December 19th, 2017 by

Arianespace has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to launch CHEOPS (the CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite), which is its upcoming exoplanet mission as part of ESA’s science programme.

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Cygnus successfully concludes cargo supply mission to ISS

December 19th, 2017 by

Orbital ATK announced that its “S. S. Gene Cernan” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its eighth cargo supply mission to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract.

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NASA laser communication payload undergoing integration and testing

December 19th, 2017 by

NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission has begun integration and testing at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The mission will demonstrate how a transition from radio to laser communications will exponentially improve the way we connect with astronauts and spacecraft.

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