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Archive for October 1st, 2020

Delays of the day: Delta IV Heavy/NROL-44, Falcon 9/Starlink

October 1st, 2020 by

A SpaceX satellite launch from Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed today because of a sensor reading. A few hours before, the launch of a Delta 4-Heavy rocket from rival United Launch Alliance was aborted seconds before lift-off (scheduled for 0354 UTC) from Cape Canaveral.

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Payloads arrive for Arianespace’s Vega mission in November

October 1st, 2020 by

Arianespace’s next Vega mission will orbit Spain’s SEOSAT/INGENIO high-resolution optical imaging platform, which is to monitor the Earth for civil and military uses; and the French Taranis microsatellite, to observe atmospheric emissions that occur above thunderstorms.

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ProXopS enters launch agreement with Momentus

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Momentus Inc., a commercial space company offering in-space satellite transportation and infrastructure services, and ProXopS, LLC, a Texas-based systems engineering and integration company founded in 2010 with a concentration in space related technologies, announced the execution of a launch agreement for several slots in Vigoride rideshare missions from Q4 2021 to 2023.

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Isotropic Systems, SES GS to trail multi-beam antenna for USAF

October 1st, 2020 by

SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a fully-owned affiliate of SES, and Isotropic Systems, a developer of transformational broadband terminal technologies, has announced a two-phased antenna evaluation contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, working in close collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Engineering Team, for tests of Isotropic Systems’ multi-beam terminal over SES’s O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation.

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The brightest planets in October’s night sky: How to see them (and when)

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Here’s how to see planets visible in October’s night sky.

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Best night sky events of October 2020 (stargazing maps)

October 1st, 2020 by

See what’s up in the night sky for October 2020, including stargazing events and the moon’s phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.

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