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Archive for September 29th, 2019

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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Kratos to advance Satellite Enterprise Management and Control

September 29th, 2019 by

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., announced that it received a US$7.5 million award to enhance the Enterprise Management & Control (EM&C) architecture with a Satellite Situational Awareness, Common Operating Picture (SA-COP). In addition, Kratos will introduce new orchestration capabilities that automate the configuration of terminals and supporting networks and scale this capability to support a world-wide network of satellite gateways, terminals and terrestrial infrastructure.

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