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Archive for December 2nd, 2020

Soyuz launches UAE spy satellite after delays

December 2nd, 2020 by

Rocket: Soyuz-ST-A; Payload: FalconEye 2; Date: 2 December 2020, 0133 UTC; Launch site: Sinnamary, French Guiana. The satellite was placed in a 597 km x 599 km x 97.87 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit.

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EUMETSAT confirms choice of Arianespace launchers

December 2nd, 2020 by

EUMETSAT has joined the signatories of the “joint statement on the institutional exploitation of Ariane 6 and Vega C” in favour of a European preference for launchers on institutional missions in Europe, initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA) in October 2018.

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Ekspress AMU3 assembly completed

December 2nd, 2020 by

ISS-Reshetnev Company has completed assembly of the Ekspress-AMU3 telecommunications satellite.

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NASA confirms new small satellite to map water on lunar surface

December 2nd, 2020 by

A small-satellite mission to understand the lunar water cycle — detecting and mapping water on the lunar surface in order to investigate how its form, abundance, and location relate to geology — has received NASA approval to proceed with the next phase of its development.

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RUAG Space has developed a new computer for satellites

December 2nd, 2020 by

RUAG Space has developed a new powerful computer for satellites called “Lynx”.

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Teledyne e2v to supply Infrared detector for TRUTHS

December 2nd, 2020 by

Teledyne e2v, part of the Teledyne Imaging Group, will supply infrared detectors for the UK-led climate change TRUTHS mission. The Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial and Helio Studies (TRUTHS) mission aims to establish an SI-traceable space-based climate and calibration observing system to improve confidence in climate-change forecasts, often referred to as a standards laboratory in space.

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