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Satellites fuelled for next Vega launch

October 22nd, 2020 by

The two European satellite passengers to be orbited on Arianespace’s next Vega launch – Spain’s SEOSAT-Ingenio and Taranis of France – have been fuelled in preparation for next month’s lift-off from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Spainsat NG successfully passes Preliminary Design Review

October 22nd, 2020 by

The Spainsat NG programme, owned and operated by Hisdesat, has successfully passed the preliminary design review (PDR) of the payloads and the full satellite, including PDR of Pacis 3 elements. Spainsat NG is being manufactured by a consortium of four co-primes from Airbus in Spain and France, and Thales Alenia Space in Spain and France.

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Roskosmos wants import-free space sector by 2025

October 22nd, 2020 by

Russia’s space sector will no longer depend on imported goods by 2025, Russian state space corporation Roskosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying.

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OSIRIS-REx briefly touches asteroid Bennu

October 21st, 2020 by

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm on 20 October 2020 and briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.

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Telesat teams with Lockheed Martin on SDA transport layer

October 20th, 2020 by

Telesat U.S. Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telesat, is now part of the Lockheed Martin team which was recently awarded the Space Transport Layer Tranche 0 contract by the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA).

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Russian startup plans constellation of 510 satellites

October 19th, 2020 by

New Russian private space company Success Rockets is planning to create three satellite constellations, one of them comprising over 500 satellites, according to the company.

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