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Hayabusa2 starts return voyage home

December 4th, 2019 by

JAXA’s Hayabusa2 asteroid probe set off on its return voyage to Earth on Tuesday by activating its electric propulsion system.

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EPS follow-on payload programme completes CDR

December 4th, 2019 by

The Enhanced Polar System Recapitalisation (EPS-R) Payload programme reached a major programme milestone completing a successful Delta Critical Design Review (CDR). Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is the EPS-R Payload developer via an approximately US$410 million contract awarded in February 2018 that runs through December 2023.

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ExoMars rover starts thermal vacuum testing

December 2nd, 2019 by

Testing of the ExoMars rover at Airbus in Toulouse has moved to the next stage with the start of the thermal vacuum testing (TVAC) which will last about 18 days.

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China to build space-based solar power station by 2035

December 2nd, 2019 by

China plans to accomplish a 200-tonne megawatt-level space-based solar power station by 2035, according to the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

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China’s first electromagnetic satellite collects data

December 1st, 2019 by

China’s first seismo-electromagnetic satellite Zhangheng 1 has successfully obtained electromagnetic data, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

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General Dynamics receives US$730 million for MUOS

December 1st, 2019 by

General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded a US$731.8 million cost-plus-award-fee and firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity sole-source contract for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system sustainment.

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