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Archive for August 25th, 2021

NSSLGlobal, Telesat announce co-operation agreement for Telesat Lightspeed

August 25th, 2021 by

NSSLGlobal, an independent service provider of satellite communications to the government and maritime industry and Telesat have signed a long-term strategic co-operation agreement to collaborate on the commercial and technical aspects of Telesat’s new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation, Telesat Lightspeed, initially consisting of a global mesh network of 298 LEO satellites that are seamlessly integrated with on-ground data networks.

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Thales Alenia Space, EUSPA sign first EGNOS contract

August 25th, 2021 by

Thales Alenia Space has signed its first contract with the EU Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA), to provide new capabilities to Europe’s EGNOS satellite navigation system.

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Rocket Lab spacecraft confirmed for Mars

August 25th, 2021 by

Rocket Lab announced it will begin final mission design and commence manufacturing two interplanetary Photon spacecraft for a science mission to Mars, delivering Decadal-class science at a fraction of the cost of typical planetary missions.

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Three GPS III satellites now “Available for Launch”

August 25th, 2021 by

The U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command recently declared the eighth GPS III satellite as “Available for Launch.” This accomplishment officially marks the third space vehicle within the GPS III programme to be declared available for launch in the past three months.

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OPIR Program completes Block 0 GEO Space Vehicle CDR

August 25th, 2021 by

The United States Space Force’s Space Systems Command Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (or Next Gen OPIR) programme successfully passed a major milestone, completing its Block 0 Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Space Vehicle (SV) Critical Design Review (CDR) on 20 August 2021.

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Astroscale’s ELSA-d successfully demonstrates repeated magnetic capture

August 25th, 2021 by

Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) successfully tested its ability to capture its client spacecraft using the servicer’s magnetic capture system, in a demonstration performed on 25 August (UTC).

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