Latest News: 04 Mar 2015


Delay of the day: Launch of PSLV-C27 with IRNSS-1D postponed
04 Mar 2015 - The launch of India's fourth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1D onboard PSLV-C27, originally scheduled for 9 March 2015 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, has been postponed. >>>

Ekspress-AM8 launch preparations under way at Baikonur
04 Mar 2015 - The Ekspress-AM8 satellite was delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 2 March 2015. The spacecraft is currently being processed for launch. The launch of Proton-M/Briz-M with the Ekspress-AM8 on board is scheduled for 6 April 2015. >>>

Sicral 2 arrives at Kourou
04 Mar 2015 - The Sicral 2 telecommunications satellite, a joint undertaking of the Italian Ministry of Defense and the French defence procurement agency DGA (part of the Ministry of Defence), has arrived at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana for an Ariane 5 launch on 15 April. >>>


Advanced Satellite Integration Facility in Western Canada opens
04 Mar 2015 - Magellan Aerospace and the University of Manitoba have unveiled their new Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (or ASIF) at Magellan's facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The facility will support research, development, construction and testing of satellite systems and components. >>>

Testing to diagnose power event in Mars rover
04 Mar 2015 - NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on 27 February that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm. >>>


DSP, SBIRS infrared sensors integrated with new ground system
04 Mar 2015 - The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center along with the Airmen from the 460th Operations Group successfully commanded on-orbit missile-warning satellites from its new Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system, currently in development. >>>