Summary: 18 Apr 2014 - 24 Apr 2014


Amazonas 4A problem permanent; other satellites not affected
22 Apr 2014 - According to satellite maker Orbital Sciences Corp., the capacity of the recently launched Amazonas 4A will likely be permanently reduced owing to a power subsystem failure detected during in-orbit testing. The company does not expect a similar failure to occur aboard other satellites. >>>


New Ariane 5 for last ATV mission being assembled
24 Apr 2014 - The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's fifth flight to service the International Space Station is now being assembled in French Guiana, preparing the launcher for its 2014 mission with another European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) cargo resupply vessel. >>>

Final Vega checkout to begin
21 Apr 2014 - The third Vega has completed its build-up at the spaceport in French Guiana, allowing final checkout to begin ahead of this lightweight launcher's mission with the DZZ-HR Earth observation satellite scheduled for 28 April. >>>

Falcon 9 lifts off on CRS-3 mission
18 Apr 2014 - Rocket: Falcon 9 v1.1; Payload: Dragon; Date: 18 April 2014, 1925 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The launch of the third SpaceX commercial resupply services mission (CRS-3) sent the Dragon space freighter on a course to rendezvous with the station on Sunday, 20 April. >>>


New KazEOSat-1 (DZZ-HR) pre-launch details
24 Apr 2014 - Airbus Defence and Space is preparing for the launch of KazEOSat-1 (formerly known as DZZ-HR), which is due to lift off on 28 April 2014 into low Sun-synchronous orbit (about 700 km from Earth) on-board a Vega launcher from the European spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana). >>>

New ADS prime contractor for Peruvian EO satellite
24 Apr 2014 - Airbus Defence and Space has been selected as sole prime contractor to develop, construct and launch the first Earth observation optical satellite system for Peru, with the support of the French government. >>>

New Radiometer for Sentinel-3 delivered
24 Apr 2014 - Over the last year, engineers have been testing and piecing together the multitude of components that make up Sentinel-3. The recent arrival of the infrared radiometer is a milestone in the exacting process of building this upcoming Copernicus mission. >>>

New First JPSS-1 satellite instrument ready for installation
24 Apr 2014 - The first of five instruments that will fly on JPSS-1, NOAA's next polar orbiting environmental satellite, successfully completed pre-shipment review last week. The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) will be on board the JPSS-1 satellite mission scheduled to launch in early 2017. >>>

New Neptec to continue work on Canada's contribution to ASTRO-H
24 Apr 2014 - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a contract worth C$1.35 million to Neptec Design Group to continue work on Canada's contribution to ASTRO-H, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA's) next-generation space observatory, scheduled to be launched in late 2015. >>>

New Telespazio awarded Copernicus contract
24 Apr 2014 - Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the supply of engineering, operation and maintenance services, in the frame of Copernicus Space Component Data Access (CSCDA) of the European Copernicus Earth observation programme. >>>

Next GLONASS launch planned for June
23 Apr 2014 - Russia's GLONASS has resumed normal operations after suffering an outage earlier this month, the Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) said in a statement. >>>

Ball Aerospace moving ahead on TEMPO & GEMS sensors
23 Apr 2014 - Two Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. air quality sensors are on their way to providing future environmental monitoring to support the quality of life on Earth. >>>

Dragon berthed to station
21 Apr 2014 - The Dragon supply ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning for its third commercial resupply mission to the orbiting lab. >>>

NASA completes LADEE mission with impact on moon's surface
18 Apr 2014 - Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 0430 an 0522 UTC on 18 April.- >>>

SUVI installed on GOES-R weather satellite
18 Apr 2014 - Lockheed Martin has delivered a new solar analysis payload that will help scientists measure and forecast space weather, which can damage satellites, electrical grids and communications systems on Earth. >>>


New Northrop Grumman Corp. (Aerospace Systems) results Q1 2014
24 Apr 2014 - Northrop Grumman Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter 2014. >>>

The Boeing Company (Defense, Space & Security) results Q1 2014
23 Apr 2014 - The Boeing Company reported first-quarter financial results. >>>

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Space Systems) results Q1 2014
22 Apr 2014 - Lockheed Martin Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter 2014. >>>


Hughes to use high-throughput capacity on Eutelsat 65 West A
23 Apr 2014 - Eutelsat do Brasil, the Brazilian affiliate of Eutelsat Communications announced that they have concluded a 15-year contract with Hughes Network Systems do Brasil (Hughes), an EchoStar company, for the entire Ka-band capacity connected to the Brazilian service area on the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite. >>>





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