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Summary: 27 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015


 FAILURES Up 

NTSB concludes SpaceShipTwo flight test accident investigation
28 Jul 2015 - The U.S: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded the investigation of the Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo flight test accident on 31 October 2014 . The NTSB is finalising the final recommendations and probable causes. >>>


 LAUNCHES Up 

New ULA and RUAG Space form strategic partnership
31 Jul 2015 - United Launch Alliance (ULA) and RUAG Space announced a new strategic partnership in which RUAG will establish a U.S. composites production capability located within ULA's Decatur, Alabama, factory. >>>

New Design changes for Orion fairing separation system tested
31 Jul 2015 - Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft's fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion's first test flight on 5 December 2014. >>>

Two Vega stages shipped to Kourou
30 Jul 2015 - Elements have arrived in French Guiana for the next Vega launcher, which is scheduled for a November mission from the Spaceport to deploy Europe's LISA Pathfinder. >>>

Next Proton launch date officially confirmed
29 Jul 2015 - Preparations for Proton-M launches resume at the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan after temporary suspension after the crash in May, Tass reported. >>>

Inmarsat-5F3 to fly on Proton at the end of August?
28 Jul 2015 - The first launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket after the latest failure in May is expected to take place in a period from 28 to 30 August 2015, a source in the Russian space sector was quoted as saying by TASS. >>>

China launches pair of navsats
27 Jul 2015 - Rocket: Chang Zheng-3B/Yuanzheng-1; Payload: BDS M1-S, BDS M2-S; Date: 25 July 2015, 1229 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The two navigation satellites reached their target orbits three and a half hours after the launch. >>>

Next two Galileo satellites reach Europe's Spaceport
27 Jul 2015 - Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have crossed the Atlantic, touching down in French Guiana ahead of their joint launch this September. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

New GLONASS-M production comes to an end
31 Jul 2015 - Manufacturing of navigational satellites of the GLONASS-M family in the Krasnoyarsk territory has been rounded up and they will be replaced by the satellites of next-generation families - GLONASS-K and GLONASS-K2, a spokesman for manufacturer ISS Reshetnev said. >>>

New New resources for COSMO-SkyMed second generation
31 Jul 2015 - Thales Alenia Space, acting on behalf of the temporary association of companies with Finmeccanica - Telespazio, and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), on 30 July signed an addendum to the contract for the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) worth €182 million. >>>

Raytheon installs first GPS OCX hardware
30 Jul 2015 - Raytheon has installed the first operational hardware for the Global Positioning System's Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX. >>>

RSC Energia and RSCC joining hands to build satellite systems
28 Jul 2015 - On 24 July, Vladimir Solntsev, Energia President, and Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC Director-General, signed an agreement to co-operate in the field of developing advanced communications and broadcasting satellite systems. >>>

NASA Mars orbiter preparing for Mars lander's 2016 arrival
28 Jul 2015 - With its biggest orbit manoeuvre since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year. >>>

MSG-4 handed over to EUMETSAT
27 Jul 2015 - On 26 July at 0930 UTC, ESA handed control of Europe's last Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite, MSG-4, to EUMETSAT. >>>

Skynet 5A satellite starts move eastwards
27 Jul 2015 - Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the planned 67,000 km move of the Skynet 5A satellite over the Asia Pacific region is on track. >>>

Airbus DFS UK delivers Sentinel-5 Precursor for testing
27 Jul 2015 - The Sentinel-5 Precursor platform and the TROPOMI instrument have been integrated together to form the satellite which will be leaving the UK for testing. Airbus Defence and Space will deliver the spacecraft to Intespace in Toulouse, France, for final system level testing. The spacecraft is scheduled to be launched in April 2016 by a Eurokot rocket from Plesetsk, Russia. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

New exactEarth postpones initial public offering
31 Jul 2015 - COM DEV International and exactEarth Ltd. announced that the proposed exactEarth initial public offering is being postponed due to current challenging conditions in the capital markets. >>>

New MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. results Q2 2015
31 Jul 2015 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. reported financial results for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015. >>>

New DigitalGlobe, Inc. results Q2 2015
31 Jul 2015 - DigitalGlobe, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ending 30 June 2015. >>>

Intelsat S.A. results Q2 2015
30 Jul 2015 - Intelsat S.A. reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015. >>>

Eutelsat Communications S.A. results FY 2014-2015
30 Jul 2015 - The Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications met yesterday and reviewed its financial results for the year ending 30 June 2015. >>>

Telesat Holdings Inc. results Q2 2015
30 Jul 2015 - Telesat Holdings Inc. announced its financial results for the three and six month periods ending 30 June 2015. >>>

Iridium Communications Inc. results Q2 2015
30 Jul 2015 - Iridium Communications Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015. >>>

Eutelsat partners with Starburst Accelerator
29 Jul 2015 - Eutelsat Communications announced it is becoming a partner of Starburst Accelerator, a start-up accelerator that stimulates innovation in the aerospace industry. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

New SES Platform Services to deliver StarTimes TV content
31 Jul 2015 - SES Platform Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A., announced that digital TV operator StarTimes will distribute TV channels for their direct-to-home (DTH) subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa via SES Platform Services' broadcast facility in Germany. >>>

FSMTC and ABS partner to bring connectivity to Micronesia
27 Jul 2015 - ABS and FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) announced that they have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder deal on ABS-6, C-band. The capacity agreement will provide Internet connectivity to support FSMTC's growing business. >>>

 

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