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SpaceX's Success With One of the Most Challenging Launches of the Falcon Heavy for U.S. Air Force
SpaceX posted a modest announcement regarding a successful launch for an extraordinary mission and a 'first-of' for the U.S. Air Force.
 
Final Preparations for Ethiopian Satellite Completed
About 95 percent of the satellite has been completed and system checking and launching will be conducted after September. The satellite will help...
 
Colorado Springs-Controlled GPS Satellites Vital to U.S. Economy, Daily Life
One sector would be an unlikely loser if GPS went down: farmers. The report found that farms could lose millions of dollars in an outage because ...
 
China's 307th Long March-3B Rocket Sends BeiDou Satellite to Orbit
Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the satellite was sent to the inclined geosynchronous earth orbit. It is the 46th satellite of the BDS...
 
Historic "First" for Avanti Communications to Strengthen their African Business Moves
The Permit was granted to Avanti at the NCC headquarters in Abuja with several dignitaries in attendance. Speaking on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman, the Director for Spectrum Administration, Dr. Austin Nwaulune, emphasized the NCC’s mandate, which is to foster the deployment of ...
 
Comtech Systems Awarded Brazilian Military Satellite Network Contract 
The company received a $4.0 million contract from the Brazilian military to expand their satellite-based network for its air traffic control system...
 
Sky Deutschland and MX1 Collaborate Again ... Ensure Perfect Audio and Visual Under Any Conditions
The first agreement between these two companies was a success, and so they are joining forces again to ensure this German broadcaster’s customers 
 
Space Warfare: The Aspiration-Constraint Challenge For India – Analysis
Space warfare conjures up images of satellites and laser weapons... being used to obtain a significant military advantage against an adversary.
 
Bad Batteries Cause Launch Delay of U.S.A.F.'s AEHF-5 Mission
Atlas V is tailored to the needs of its passenger by adding as many as five side-mounted solid rocket boosters for increased lift performance and a ...
 
China, France and EUMETSAT Make Ocean Satellite Observations Available for European Weather Forecasting 
EUMETSAT will distribute data from the satellite’s payload to its 30 Member States and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ...
 
Hughes JUPITER System Selected by Five Indonesian Service Providers
Each service provider independently chose the JUPITER System as part of its winning solution to extend cellular services to Indonesians in areas...
 
Ariane 5 Successfully Delivers ... Launch of T-16 and EUTELSAT 7C
"so each new success is a source of pride and encouragement for ever-higher space ambitions to benefit our customers around the world,”
 
UPDATE: The Russian Spektr-RG Space Observatory Launch Now Pushed Out to July
The Spektr-RG is the joint Russian-German project intended to create a detailed map of the sky in the X-ray band. The space observatory will be...
 
Canada's Department of National Defence Receives 16 Terminals from GigaSat
The terminals are designed to be deployed globally to access worldwide global MILSATCOM (WGS) military communications as well as commercial...
 
Taking JUICE to Jupiter as ESA Signs Arianespace for the Launch
liftoff of approximately six tons, and placed in an Earth escape orbit toward Jupiter for a journey of 600 million kilometers after a 7.5-year cruise toward ...
 
A Digital Center of Excellence to be Created by Thales Alenia Space in Luxembourg
The company's intention is to accelerate its initiatives and cooperation with Luxembourg. This new center, Thales Alenia Space in Luxembourg, will...
 
ESA's Education Office Now Recruiting Students to Train for Testing, Designing, and 'Driving' Spacecraft
without excessive mathematics or technical jargon from September 3 to 6, they will show students how ‘driving’ a spacecraft is different from designing it.
 
Space and Missile Systems Center Reveals Many Firsts in the 'Summer of Launch' Program
Space Test Program-2, scheduled on June 24, will be the first DOD mission to fly on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy and the first to use previously flown flight hardware. 
 
Newtec's MCC Factory of the Future Begins Projects with QinetiQ ... Enabling Softer Docking at Space Stations
Signs in stores say "You break it you buy it" are posted so that consumers won't mishandle merchandise. Likewise ensuring that spacecraft docking at
 
Airbus Completes the Build of SEOSAT/Ingenio ... Now Comes the Testing
The spacecraft will now start a three-month environmental test campaign which includes the Thermal Balance and Vacuum test, followed by ...