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Summary: 22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017


 FAILURES Up 

Schiaparelli landing investigation completed
24 May 2017 - The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely. >>>


 LAUNCHES Up 

New Dream Chaser spacecraft passes major milestone
26 May 2017 - Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully passed the third integration milestone for the Dream Chaser programme under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) programme, bringing it a major step closer to providing resupply services to the International Space Station (ISS). >>>

New Commercial resupply mission to ISS to launch on 1 June
26 May 2017 - NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 2155 UTC on 1 June. >>>

Russian early warning satellite launched
25 May 2017 - Rocket: Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat-M; Payload: EKS 2/Tundra 12L [Kosmos 2518]; Date: 25 May 2017, 0634 UTC; Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry said the flight went normally and delivered the early warning satellite to its intended orbit. >>>

Electron makes it into space on first launch but misses orbit
25 May 2017 - Rocket Lab said its first Electron rocket reached space on its first test flight but die not achieve orbit. It was launched from the remote Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's North Island at 0420 UTC on 25 May. >>>

Inmarsat S-band/Hellas Sat 3 shipped to Kourou launch pad
24 May 2017 - Europasat, the "Inmarsat S-band/Hellas Sat 3" telecommunication satellite, has been shipped to the Kourou launch pad in French Guyana to be launched by an Ariane 5 rocket in June. This condominium satellite for Inmarsat and Hellas Sat will provide Mobile Satellite Services (MSS), Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS). >>>

Boeing, DARPA to design, build, test experimental spaceplane
24 May 2017 - Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) programme. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

New GOES-16 to go East in November
26 May 2017 - GOES-16, the most advanced weather satellite NOAA has ever developed, will be moved to the GOES-East position at 75 degrees West, once it is declared operational in November. >>>

ViaSat-2/Eutelsat 172B pre-launch details
24 May 2017 - For its sixth launch of the year, and the third Ariane 5 mission in 2017 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, Arianespace will orbit two satellites: ViaSat-2 for ViaSat Inc.; and Eutelsat 172B for Eutelsat. >>>

China to invest in developing space science satellites
24 May 2017 - A fund of RMB160 million (US$23.3 million) was set up to help the development of four space science satellites, as well as advanced scientific research. >>>

AsiaSat 9 ready for shipment
23 May 2017 - Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) achieved critical milestone of the AsiaSat 9 programme with the successful conclusion of the Satellite Pre-Ship Review (SPSR) meeting with Space Systems Loral (SSL). >>>

SES-14 integrates NASA ultraviolet space spectrograph
23 May 2017 - SES announced the successful integration of NASA's Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) hosted payload with SES-14. >>>

SpaceQuest places order for 2 nanosatellite platforms
23 May 2017 - GomSpace ApS, a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB, has entered a delivery contract with the U.S. company SpaceQuest, Ltd. >>>

Intelsat and Telkom join forces at 157° East
22 May 2017 - Intelsat S.A. and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk announced they have entered into a collaboration agreement designed to provide options as the companies explore new opportunities to serve a region with expansive needs for broadband connectivity. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

ViaSat Inc. results Q4 FY 2017
23 May 2017 - ViaSat Inc. announced financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter ending 31 March 2017. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

Hughes JUPITER system selected for 'Digital India'
22 May 2017 - IPSTAR International, a wholly owned subsidiary of satellite operator Thaicom Public company Limited, has chosen the JUPITER System from Hughes Network Systems LLC to extend the reach of broadband throughout India. >>>

 

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