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Archive for August 28th, 2019

Eutelsat 5 West B delivered to Baikonur

August 28th, 2019 by

Eutelsat Communications announced the safe arrival of Eutelsat 5 West B at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it is due for launch on a Proton Briz M rocket on 30 September overseen by International Launch Services.

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Northrop Grumman fully assembles NASA’s JWST

August 28th, 2019 by

At Northrop Grumman Corporation in Redondo Beach, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Spacecraft Element (SCE) and Optical Telescope Element/Integrated Science Instrument Module (OTIS) are now one. Both halves of the telescope (SCE and OTIS) have been successfully assembled.

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ESA, GomSpace sign contract for constellation management

August 28th, 2019 by

GomSpace and ESA have signed a development contract at a value of EUR1,425,000 for GomSpace Luxembourg SARL’s continued development of the Mega-Constellation Operations Platform (MCOP) product.

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Chinasat 18 still not moving

August 28th, 2019 by

A week after its launch aboard a Chang Zheng 3B/E rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Chinasat 18 (Zhongxing 18, ZX 18) still has not left geostationary transfer orbit and might be considered a total loss.

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