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ESA Provides Hitchhiking CubeSats w/A Surreal Ride ...AIM An Amazing Adventure On An Asteroid
 Think of it as the ultimate hitchhiking opportunity...
 
Electrical Empowerment Via Boeing Results In Signal Sendings For ABS and EUTELSAT Satellites
The satellites were launched as a conjoined stack on a single SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, demonstrating a patented Boeing technology that promises to noticeably reduce launch costs.
 
Series B Financing Acquired For Rocket Lab's Electron SmallSat Launch System
“With unprecedented economy, reliability, fuel efficiency and frequency, Electron is the transformational launch option that small satellite constellations need to usher in a new era of space colonization.”—David Cownan, Board of Directors' Member, RocketLab.
 
SpaceX Launches Two Communications Satellites...Sparks A First...Fully Electrically Powered Xenon-Ion Thrusters
The xenon-ion propulsion engine harnesses magnetic fields instead of rocket fuel for propulsion.
 
Harris Completes IT Infrastructure's Installation + Integration...An Inspiration For NOAA’s GOES-R Series
The system includes 2,100 servers, 149 racks of network equipment, 317 workstations, and storage services totaling three petabytes.
 
European Space Agency...Copernicus Gets New Eyes...Sentinel-2A Ready For Space  
This combination is unprecedented in the category optical imagers.
 
SES... SpaceX To Provide 2 Launch Vehicles 1 Using Electric Propulsion + Other Multi-Mission Both Military + Commercial
The satellite will fully rely on electric propulsion and will be equipped with an electric plasma propulsion system for orbit raising and in-orbit maneuvers.
 
Russia's Express-AM7 Arrives In Baikonur...Next Step Is A March Launch
On orders from RSCC, the Express-AM7 spacecraft was manufactured by Airbus DS.
 
A Safe + Successful Journey For Thor 7 To Korou For Earth Departure In April
“With the launch of THOR 7, TSBc looks forward to further extending our position in the market and expanding our regional coverage.”—Morten Tengs, CEO, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting.
 
RSCC's Express-AM7 Communications Satellite Has Arrived @ Yubileyny...Get Ready For Launch
It will provide high-performance coverage over the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States countries and adjoining regions...
 
Editorial: ISRO's New Space Commission Member...India Is Waking Up To The New Realities In Space + National Security
The induction of the Foreign Secretary suggests a fresh impetus to space in India’s international engagements, both in the strategic and commercial spaces.
 
Intelsat + Azercosmos Announce A Strategic Agreement = Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 Satellite
“With our second telecommunications satellite, we will be in a stronger position to meet the increasing demand for broadband and media applications."
 
Russia Ramps Up Soyuz-U For Progress M-26M Trip To ISS
The rocket was installed and the specialists started working through the first launching day schedule.
 
KARI Commits GEO-KOMPSAT Satellites To Arianespace For Launch
Each of the GEO-KOMPSAT-2 satellites will weigh about 3,500 kg. at launch and will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 128.2 degrees East.
 
Arianespace...Galileo's Fit-Check Includes Dispensing Satellites 
Dispensers come in all shapes and sizes. There are small Pez candy dispensers and then there are ...
 
TASC's Mission Assurance Is On Task w/DSCOVR Vehicle 
DSCOVR is en route to the L1 Lagrangian point, which is located approximately 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth. 
 
MT Aerospace...Big Flap Over Control Of IXV Re-entry's Super Velocity... Xtreme Speeds From Mach 25 To Open Parachute
 MT Aerospace developed IXV’s body flaps, the vehicle’s only aerodynamic means of control during the re-entry flight from velocities of Mach 25 down to parachute deployment.
 
Fugro Launches G4 Satellite...A Correction Service That Improves Unaided GNSS Receivers
...improves availability and reliability of offshore positioning and enhances the safety and productivity of a wide range of survey and other activities offshore
 
Moog's Engines Are Successful After More Than 13 Years Of Waiting For DSCOVR's Launch
Patience usually pays off—but talk about taking it to the extreme.
 
Lockheed Martin's EPIC Camera On NASA's DSCOVR Captures The Entire Sunny Side Of Earth...Rain Or Shine 
Up until now Earth images have been a collaboration of patchwork satellite images. Now one entire side of Earth is captured in one image.