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Archive for November 19th, 2020

RUAG provides GNSS receiver for Sentinel-6

November 19th, 2020 by

With the upcoming launch of ocean monitoring satellite Sentinel-6, two new Precise Orbit Determination Receivers (PODRIX) from RUAG Space will make their maiden flight.

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SFL to supply 3 more greenhouse gas monitoring microsats

November 19th, 2020 by

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) has been awarded a contract by GHGSat of Montreal to build the next three microsatellites in its commercial greenhouse gas monitoring constellation.

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Eutelsat sells interest in Euro Broadband Infrastructure to ViaSat

November 19th, 2020 by

Eutelsat Communications has agreed the disposal of its 51% stake in Euro Broadband Infrastructure (EBI), the company operating the KA SAT satellite, and related European broadband business to Viasat Inc, its 49% shareholder, for an initial consideration of EUR140 million.

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Law firm claims stake in tape strips used to lift moon dust off Apollo 11 sample bag

November 19th, 2020 by

A Kansas City law firm has filed suit over what it claims is its financial stake in five small strips of possibly-moon-dust-stained carbon tape, extending a complicated legal saga that has surrounded a white zippered pouch used on the first moon landing.

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Arecibo radio telescope, an icon of astronomy, is lost

November 19th, 2020 by

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will decommission Arecibo Observatory’s massive radio dish after damage has made the facility too dangerous to repair, the agency announced today (Nov. 19).

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Big dust storms may have driven off much of Mars’ water

November 19th, 2020 by

Martian dust storms have helped to strip water from the red planet.

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