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Archive for January, 2020

STPSat-4 deployed from ISS

January 30th, 2020 by

The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and its mission partner, NASA, successfully deployed the Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program Satellite-4 (STPSat-4) from the International Space Station on 28 January 2020.

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GLONASS-M at the Plesetsk cosmodrome

January 30th, 2020 by

ISS-Reshetnev’s GLONASS-M navigation satellite has successfully flown from Krasnoyarsk to the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

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Comtech to acquire Gilat Satellite Networks

January 30th, 2020 by

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. jointly announced that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in a cash and stock transaction for US$10.25 per Gilat ordinary share of which 70% will be paid in cash and 30% in Comtech common stock, resulting in an enterprise value of approximately US$532.5 million.

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Comtech to acquire Gilat Satellite Networks

January 30th, 2020 by

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. jointly announced that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in a cash and stock transaction for US$10.25 per Gilat ordinary share of which 70% will be paid in cash and 30% in Comtech common stock, resulting in an enterprise value of approximately US$532.5 million.

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Fourth batch of Starlink satellites launched

January 29th, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 60 Starlink satellites; Date: 29 January 2020, 1406 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellites were successfully deployed into a circular 290 km altitude orbit, inclined at 53 degrees, a little over one hour after lift-off.

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GMV to install control system for ASBM satellites

January 29th, 2020 by

GMV has signed a contract with Northrop Grumman for development and supply of the Satellite Operations Center for Space Norway HEOSAT’s ASBM-1 and ASBM-2 satellites.

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