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Summary: 17 Aug 2016 - 23 Aug 2016


 LAUNCHES Up 

New GOES-R weather satellite delivered to launch site
23 Aug 2016 - Lockheed Martin has shipped the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) newest weather satellite, GOES-R, to its Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida. >>>

Green light given for next Ariane 5 flight
22 Aug 2016 - Arianespace's fourth Ariane 5 flight of 2016 has been given the "green light" for lift-off on 24 August following a successful launch readiness review, which was conducted at the Spaceport in French Guiana. >>>

Dragon capsule to come back to Earth
22 Aug 2016 - After delivering almost 2,250 kg of supplies, experiments and equipment - including a docking adapter for future U.S. commercial crew spacecraft - a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is set to leave the International Space Station on 26 August. >>>

Two more satellite-observation satellites launched
19 Aug 2016 - Rocket: Delta IV Medium+ (4,2); Payload: GSSAP-3, GSSAP-4; Date: 19 August 2016, 0452 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The two Orbital ATK-built satellites were successfully deployed following their launch. >>>

Aerojet Rocketdyne conducts RS-25 engine test
19 Aug 2016 - Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed additional testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 development engine 0528, at NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

Northrop Grumman to provide navigation system for German satellite
22 Aug 2016 - Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from OHB System AG to supply the space inertial reference system for Germany's SARah satellite-based radar reconnaissance system. >>>

GSSAP satellite inspects stuck MUOS-5
19 Aug 2016 - The U.S. Air Force Space Command's Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites were recently tasked to support the U.S. Navy's ongoing Mobile User Objective System-5 anomaly effort after the satellite failed to reach its target geosynchronous orbit. >>>

Intelsat 33e, Intelsat 36 pre-launch details
18 Aug 2016 - The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's upcoming mission at the service of Intelsat is now complete following integration of the Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 satellites - readying the launch vehicle for lift-off on 24 August from French Guiana. >>>

OSIRIS-REx pre-launch details
17 Aug 2016 - NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer(OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring a sample back to Earth for intensive study. >>>

Astro Aerospace completes NISAR reflector PDR
17 Aug 2016 - Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman Corporation company, has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of the AstroMesh radar antenna reflector for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite. >>>

Vector Space launches new software platform and satellite design division
17 Aug 2016 - Vector Space Systems, a space systems company focused on micro launches and micro space platforms, announced the launch of its Software Defined Satellites business unit named Galactic Sky. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

Energia, Boeing reach deal on dispute over Sea Launch
19 Aug 2016 - RSC Energia and Boeing have reached an agreement to solve the dispute over the Sea Launch project, Energia's General Director Vladimir Solntsev said. >>>

SSC to sell all shares in NanoSpace AB to GomSpace
19 Aug 2016 - Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with GomSpace, parent company of GomSpace ApS, regarding the potential sale of 100% of SSC's shares in its Swedish subsidiary NanoSpace AB. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

New NASA re-establishes contact with STEREO-B
23 Aug 2016 - On 21 August 2016, contact was reestablished with one of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost on 1 October 2014. >>>

New AEHF, Milstar reach 100 years of in-orbit operations
23 Aug 2016 - The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system and Milstar satellites have achieved 100 years of combined successful operations. >>>

ESA tracking stations practising for Cassini radio science
19 Aug 2016 - An ESA tracking station has acquired signals from the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, across more than 1.4 billion km of space. >>>

 

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