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Archive for February 27th, 2018

Japan launches optical spay satellite

February 27th, 2018 by

Rocket: H-2A; Payload: IGS-Optical 6; Date: 27 February 2018, 0434 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The imaging satellite was deployed into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of approximately 500-kilometers, inclined 97.4 degrees, approx. 20 minutes after lift-off.

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Kratos delivers ground communications architecture for WGS

February 27th, 2018 by

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Kratos RT Logic, delivered a virtual machine software satellite ground communications solution that commands the payload of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) SATCOM satellites. Boeing’s Global SATCOM Configuration Control Element (GSCCE) Evolution programme chose Kratos’ virtual solution to replace an older command and control technology.

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Lockheed Martin completes foundation for new satellite factory

February 27th, 2018 by

The foundation for Lockheed Martin’s satellite production factory of the future has been completed. The Gateway Center construction is making rapid progress and is on track for its completion in 2020. The project recently reached a significant milestone, when the construction team began installing vertical structural steel.

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