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NanoAvionics to provide 12U bus to NASA

May 1st, 2022 by

NanoAvionics has been selected to build a 12U nanosatellite bus for an in-orbit demonstration of NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3). This a result of a contract between NASA Ames Research Center and AST for a 12U bus to carry NASA’s payload into low Earth orbit (LEO) including an approximately 74 square meter composite boom and solar sail system.

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GomSpace to deliver Mission Control System for KSAT

May 1st, 2022 by

GomSpace signed a contract to develop, deliver and support the Mission Control System that KSAT will use to operate the Arctic Weather Satellite mission.

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Arabsat orders Arabsat 7A SDS from Thales Alenia

April 30th, 2022 by

Arabsat and Thales Alenia Space have signed a contract to build Arabsat-7A, a fully flexible Software-Defined Satellite (SDS) based on the Space Inspire (INstant SPace In-orbit REconfiguration) platform by Thales Alenia Space.

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Launch of newest GLONASS-K2 navigation satellite next autumn

April 27th, 2022 by

The new-generation GLONASS-K2 navigational satellite will be orbited this autumn, a source in the rocket and space industry was quoted as saying.

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Russia may integrate comsats with China’s constellation

April 27th, 2022 by

Russia will co-operate with China in satellite surveillance and communications constellations as is now the case with navigational systems, Head of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying.

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China starts engineering development of Chang’e next phase

April 27th, 2022 by

China will start engineering development of the fourth phase of its lunar exploration programme this year, according to a senior official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

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