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Latest News: 22 Jun 2017


 LAUNCHES Up 

ArianeGroup signs contract with ESA to develop Prometheus
22 Jun 2017 - The European Space Agency and Airbus Safran Launchers, the 50/50 joint-venture set up by the Airbus and Safran groups, which will become ArianeGroup have signed the first tranche of the development contract for the future Prometheus LOx-methane engine. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

ViaSat-2 completed chemical orbit raising
22 Jun 2017 - ViaSat Inc. announced that following the successful launch of the ViaSat-2 satellite on 1 June 2017, the satellite has now completed additional major milestones including the chemical orbit raising phase of the programme; and deployment of its solar arrays. >>>

OHB, SSTL to build final 8 Galileos
22 Jun 2017 - The European Space Agency has signed a contract with OHB as the prime contractor to build eight more satellites for its Galileo satnav system. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd is in charge of the navigation payloads. >>>

Harris delivers weather satellite instrument to South Korea
22 Jun 2017 - Harris Corporation has delivered an advanced digital weather satellite instrument to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute that will help forecasters safeguard people in the region from typhoons and other severe weather. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

EchoStar Mobile, Thales partner on mobile satellite connectivity
22 Jun 2017 - EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation and Thales announced that they are collaborating to jointly develop advanced mobile satellite voice and data services for security forces and first responders dealing with emergency situations in France and throughout Europe. >>>

Launch of Eutelsat's Konnect Africa broadband service
22 Jun 2017 - The Konnect Africa broadband venture set up by Eutelsat Communications has this month officially launched new-generation services, starting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. >>>

 

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