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Konnect satellite completes vibration tests

September 8th, 2019 by

Konnect, a high-throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat – has successfully completed its mechanical test campaign in Thales Alenia Space facilities in Cannes.

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Contact lost with Vikram lander

September 6th, 2019 by

The fate of India’s moon lander Vikram was unclear after its attempt to soft-land on the lunar surface. Telemetry was lost at an altitude of 2.1 km.

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MDA to perform system design phase for wildfire monitoring satellite

September 4th, 2019 by

MDA has been awarded a contract from the Canadian Space Agency to execute the system design phase of a forest fire monitoring satellite called WildFireSat.

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BMSTU nanosatellites to probe solar activity

September 4th, 2019 by

The Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) together with the Lebedev Physical Institute has developed nanosatellites for the Yarilo project for studying the Sun. The satellites are planned for launch into orbit in 2020, the BMSTU Youth Space Center said.

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Airbus completes construction of Sentinel-6A

September 3rd, 2019 by

Airbus has completed the ocean satellite ‘Copernicus Sentinel-6A’, and is now sending it to Ottobrunn near Munich in Germany, where over the next six months the satellite will undergo an extensive series of tests at Industrieanlagen Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) to prove its readiness for space.

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NASA selects proposals to advance understanding of space weather

September 3rd, 2019 by

Details have emerged regarding the incident involving ESA’s Aeolus and one of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites. SpaceX meanwhile blamed a “a bug in our on-call paging system” for its failure to co-ordinate evasive manoeuvres with ESA.

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