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USAF orders final five Delta IV Heavy launches

September 30th, 2019 by

The U.S. Air Force confirmed there will be five more Delta IV Heavy missions. United Launch Alliance will be paid the manufacturing costs and on top receive US$1.18 billion to support those five launches.

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Arianespace supports Space Safety Coalition

September 30th, 2019 by

Arianespace said it welcomes the Space Safety Coalition’s initiative to better preserve the orbital environment and endorses this organisation’s related guidelines: “Best Practices for the Sustainability of Space Operations.”

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GHGSat names its 3rd emissions monitoring satellite

September 30th, 2019 by

GHGSat, a private company which owns and operates the world’s first and only satellite designed to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources, has named its third satellite (GHGSat-C2), Hugo.

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First Angara-A5M launch now scheduled for 2023

September 29th, 2019 by

The first launch of a new Angara heavy carrier rocket from the Vostochny spaceport in the Russian Far East is due to take place at the end of the summer of 2023, Head of the State Space Corporation Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin said.

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Ariane 6’s core engine completes qualification tests

September 29th, 2019 by

Ariane 6’s Vulcain 2.1 liquid-fuelled engine has now completed its qualification testing, which means combined tests can now begin. A review last week marked the culmination of two Vulcain static firing test campaigns over 15 months on two demonstration models in test facilities at the DLR German Aerospace Center test facility in Lampoldshausen.

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Ball Aerospace delivers Earth science instrument for Landsat 9

September 29th, 2019 by

Ball Aerospace delivered the Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2) for Landsat 9, completing development of the instrument on schedule and under budget. Ball will continue to support instrument integration and spacecraft-level testing, working closely with NASA and the Landsat 9 spacecraft provider.

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