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Summary: 07 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018


 TOP STORY  

New ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs
13 Nov 2018 - ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management said. The company said it faced tough competition from U.S. space companies whose business is "bolstered by a large volume of institutional orders." >>>


 LAUNCHES Up 

New Vega to launch 2nd Moroccan EO satellite
13 Nov 2018 - For its ninth launch of the year, and the 13th Vega mission since this launcher began its career at the Guiana Space Center in 2012, Arianespace will orbit the MOHAMMED VI - B satellite. This Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco was developed by a consortium comprising Thales Alenia Space as system prime contractor and Airbus as co-prime. >>>

Russia plans 1st Angara A5V launch in 2026
12 Nov 2018 - The first heavy-lift Angara A5V carrier rocket equipped with a cryogenic upper stage will be launched from the Vostochny space centre in Russia's Far East in 2026, Roskosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said. >>>

Soyuz-FG to be discontinued
12 Nov 2018 - Roskosmos will phase out the Soyuz-FG from service by the end of 2019, according to the agency's head, Dmitry Rogozin. >>>

Electron launches 7 smallsats after delay of several months
11 Nov 2018 - Rocket: Electron/Curie; Payload seven small satellites; Date: 11 November 2018, 0350 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. The mission, named 'It's Business Time,' marks Rocket Lab's second successful orbital launch and deployment of customer satellites. >>>

Falcon 9 certified by NASA LSP as Category 3 launch vehicle
11 Nov 2018 - NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) has certified Falcon 9 as a Category 3 launch vehicle. >>>

Spaceflight arranges launch of 12 satellites aboard India's PSLV C43
08 Nov 2018 - Spaceflight announced it will launch 12 spacecraft in November from India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Payloads aboard the mission include Fleet Space Technologies' Centauri I, Harris Corporation's HSAT, Spire's LEMUR satellites, and BlackSky's Global-1 microsatellite. >>>

First launch of S7 Space's rocket may take place in three years
08 Nov 2018 - The first rocket Russian company S7 Space is working on at the moment may take place in three years from now, according to the company's chief, Sergey Sopov. >>>

Russian-built rocket launches European weather satellite
07 Nov 2018 - Rocket: Soyuz ST-B/Fregat; Payload: MetOp C; Date: 7 November 2018, 0047 UTC; Launch site: Sinnamary, French Guiana. The Russian-built medium-lift vehicle deployed its payload into a Sun-synchronous "mid-morning" polar orbit during a one-hour flight sequence. Total payload lift performance was estimated at 4,212 kg. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

New Ball Aerospace to build microwave satellite for USAF
13 Nov 2018 - Ball Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded US$255 million by the U.S. Air Force for development and manufacturing of the Weather System Follow-on Microwave Space Vehicle 1. >>>

JAXA retrieves return capsule jettisoned from Kounotori7
11 Nov 2018 - The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on 10 November (UTC) successfully retrieved a capsule that was jettisoned from a Japanese unmanned cargo spacecraft and landed in the Pacific Ocean. >>>

Kounotori7 departs from ISS
08 Nov 2018 - The Kounotori7 unmanned Japanese cargo transporter has departed the International Space Station to return to Earth with experiment samples, a first for Japan's space agency. >>>

Parker Solar Probe reports good status after close solar approach
08 Nov 2018 - Parker Solar Probe is in good condition after skimming by the Sun at just 24 million km from the solar surface. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

Inmarsat plc results Q3 2018
08 Nov 2018 - Inmarsat plc published unaudited information for the third quarter ending 30 September 2018. Shares in the satellite operator fell as much as 10% after it reported declining maritime revenue in a set of third-quarter numbers that otherwise met expectations. >>>

EchoStar Corporation results Q3 2018
08 Nov 2018 - EchoStar Corporation announced its financial results for the three months ending 30 September 2018. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

JSAT awards Gilat multi-million U.S. dollar project
08 Nov 2018 - Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced that Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT) awarded Gilat a multi-million U.S. dollar project for its new mobility and fixed broadband service in Japan. >>>


 RESEARCH Up 

Market for 3,300 satellites worth US$284 billion over next decade
12 Nov 2018 - According to the 21st edition of its report Satellites to be Built and Launched over the Next 10 Years, Euroconsult anticipates that 330 satellites with a mass over 50 kg will be launched on average each year by 2027 for government agencies and commercial organisations worldwide. >>>

 

 

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