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Soyuz lifts off with 34 OneWeb satellites on board (part I)

February 6th, 2020 by

Rocket: Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat; Payload: 34 OneWeb satellites; Date: 6 February 2020, 2142 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket lifted off a planned and was to deploy the satellites during a mission of 3 hours, 45 minutes [too long for this issue–Ed.]

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NTS-3 completes preliminary design review

February 6th, 2020 by

L3Harris Technologies has reached a major milestone in the U.S. Air Force’s Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) project – passing the preliminary design review that defines the spacecraft’s path to delivery and allows the programme to move to the next phase of development.

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First time controlling two spacecraft with one dish

February 6th, 2020 by

For the first time, an ESA deep space antenna has sent commands to two ESA spacecraft, simultaneously, at the Red Planet.

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Azercosmos and Infostellar enter into ground station partnership

February 6th, 2020 by

Azerbaijani satellite operator Azercosmos and Japanese Ground Segment as a Service provider Infostellar have signed an agreement that will enable Infostellar customers access to their satellite constellations from the Azercosmos Ground Station (AGS), located in the Absheron peninsula. AGS is ideally positioned between Europe and Asia.

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Satellite operators reach deal with FCC on C-Band

February 6th, 2020 by

Intelsat and other satellite providers would receive as much as US$14.9 billion under a proposal from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to compensate them for giving up C-band spectrum that is to be auctioned to wireless companies.

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