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February 8th, 2016
 
 
Sentinel-3A Forging Ahead For February 16 Launch
The tricky task of fueling the satellite has now been ticked off the ‘to do list’ and the propulsion team is already decontaminating their equipment before returning home.
 
Up + Away... ULA's Atlas V Rocket Whisks USAF's GPS IIF-12 Into The Blue
It's a go! Success with USAF's GPS IIF-12 launches from the Cape.
 
US Air Force Launches GPS IIF-12 Satellite + The End Of An Era
"Today's launch is a significant achievement in the history of GPS, as we launch the last of the GPS IIF satellites to be delivered on-orbit."
 
The 45th Space Wing Supports The USAF's Twelfth + Final Launch Of GPS IIF Satellite
"This is a significant milestone for GPS, the 50th GPS satellite to be delivered on-orbit,"
 
North Korea Tests Their Capabilities — + The World — With Their Satellite Launch
The Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite, an Earth Observation satellite, blasted off at 9:00 local time.
 
Lockheed Martin Gets The Nod From SKYPerfect JSAT For Another Satellite
JCSAT-17 is an S-band satellite that will operate well in excess of 15 years.
 
Orbital ATK Is A Player In The Launch Of The USAF's GPS IIF-12
This flight marked the 24th successful flight of the Orbital ATK retro motors.
 
SPIDER Wends Into Turbulences
The FFU’s will deploy probes on wire booms to measure turbulences in the auroral electrojet between 95 km and 115 km.
 
Latest Lockheed Martin Milestone For GPS III Satellite Is Successfully Completed
With eight satellites under contract, the production line is now on a steady tempo at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility outside of Denver.
 
Boeing Completers The GPS IIF-12 Milestone...Launches The Last In The Series
Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month...
 
Eutelsat 65 West A, Telecommunications Satellite Arrives @ Arianespace... Second Flight of 2016 
Based on the SSL 1300 satellite design, EUTELSAT 65 West A will be orbited on an Ariane 5 mission in early March from the Spaceport—
 
SSL Delivers EUTELSAT 65 West..Advanced Latin America Satellite... To Arianespace
“EUTELSAT 65 West A is an exceptional and complex satellite with advanced capabilities that will bring information, entertainment and new opportunities to Latin America and to Brazil in an Olympic year.”
 
SES-9 Targets Launch For Late February
In order to minimize the impact of moving the launch from late last year, SpaceX is supporting a mission modification.
 
RFI Monitoring + More For DoD From Kratos' SAT Corporation's MONICS®
Kratos has been tasked with end-to-end protection of the commercially-leased bandwidth for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM).
 
Proton Boosters To Be Employed By Russians For Satellite Launches Up To 2020
The Proton boosters and Briz-M upper stage have proven to be the most reliable launch vehicles for Russian launches.
 
Services From SES Platform Services Are Imparted To TELE 5
TELE 5 has renewed a multi-year contract with SES Platform Services.
 
 NASA’s New Space Launch System Subscale Test Series To Support Next Era Of Space Exploration
"These are exciting times as we prepare for unprecedented missions to such destinations as an asteroid and Mars."
 
ATK's Collaborative Contributions = Successful Launch Of GPS IIF-12 Satellite
“Orbital ATK is honored to have supported both the U.S. Air Force and ULA throughout the completion of our next generation GPS constellation.”
 
ISS Has Software Support For US Army + US Air Force Intelligence Analysis + Data Fusion
ISS will continue providing software support and maintenance activities for Army, Air Force, Department of Defense, intelligence community and other federal agencies around the world.