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Atlas V lifts off with spy satellite after numerous delays

November 14th, 2020 by

Rocket: Atlas V 531; Payload: NROL-101; Date: 13 November 2020, 2332 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The spacecraft was launched for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

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China launches S-band satellite

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Rocket: Chang Zheng-3B/G2; Payload: Tiantong 1-02; Date: 12 November 2020, 1559 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite was deployed into a 170 km x 35,820 km x 28.44 degrees geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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Contracts signed for three high-priority environmental missions

November 14th, 2020 by

ESA has signed contracts with Thales Alenia Space in France and in Italy, and Airbus in Spain to build three of the new high-priority Copernicus satellite missions: CHIME, CIMR and LSTM, respectively.

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Airbus wins ESA’s LSTM temperature-check mission for Copernicus

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defence and Space as prime contractor for the new Land Surface Temperature Monitoring (LSTM) mission. The contract is valued at EUR380 million which includes the development of one LSTM satellite, with an option for two further satellites.

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Thales Alenia Space to build Copernicus CIMR satellites

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Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a EUR93 million, first tranche of the EUR495 million global contract, with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) environmental monitoring satellites.

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Thales Alenia Space to build Copernicus CHIME satellites

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Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a EUR90 million first tranche contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to design and build the 2 environmental monitoring satellites of the Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission for the Environment (CHIME), the global amount being EUR455 million.

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