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Typhoon causes yet another delay for first Vega SSMS flight

September 1st, 2020 by

The storm track of Typhoon Maysak over South Korea – which requires that the Jeju telemetry station be protected – has led to the postponement of final preparatory operations for Vega’s Flight VV16 launch, which was scheduled for 2 September (UTC).

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Russia to launch six Gonets telecoms satellites in 2020

September 1st, 2020 by

Russia will launch six Gonets telecoms satellites in 2020 instead of three as was reported earlier, General Director of Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Company, Nikolai Testoyedov was quoted as saying.

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L3Harris to build reflector antenna for Thuraya 4-NGS

September 1st, 2020 by

L3Harris Technologies has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to build a space reflector antenna for the Thuraya 4-NGS satellite which will provide mobile telecommunication services throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Central Asia.

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Lockheed, York receive contracts for new military satellite network

September 1st, 2020 by

The U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) has awarded two contracts — totalling US$281.6 million — to develop two sets of satellites that are to serve as the communications backbone for a network designed to enable a range of advanced command and control systems.

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Intelsat to acquire Gogo’s commercial aviation business

September 1st, 2020 by

Intelsat announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the commercial aviation (CA) business of Gogo, the largest global provider of in-flight broadband connectivity, for US$400 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments.

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SpaceX makes Starship progress, despite test flight delays, Elon Musk says: Report

September 1st, 2020 by

SpaceX is “really making progress” with Starship production despite test flight delays, the company’s CEO Elon Musk said Monday (Aug. 31.)

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