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Latest News: 22 Jul 2014


 LAUNCHES Up 

ATV 5: Launch scheduled for Tuesday, 29 July
22 Jul 2014 - With the completion of complimentary verifications and control measures associated with the Ariane 5 ES launcher, Arianespace has set the date for its Flight VA219 mission for Tuesday, 29 July. >>>

OmniEarth announces Spaceflight as rideshare launch services partner
22 Jul 2014 - OmniEarth LLC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Spaceflight Inc. for rideshare launch services related to its planned constellation of up to 18 satellites. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

Thales Alenia Space to build Telkom-3S satellite for Indonesia
22 Jul 2014 - Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a contract with the leading telecom services company in Indonesia, PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia TbK (Telkom), to build a new telecommunications satellite. >>>

SSL awarded contract for innovative, affordable access to space
22 Jul 2014 - Space Systems/Loral (SSL) announced that it was selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to integrate the flight hardware for a new capability designed to carry small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary (GEO) satellite platform. >>>

Snecma's PPS 1350-E plasma thruster sets world record
22 Jul 2014 - The PPS 1350-E plasma thruster from Snecma (Safran) has completed a series of endurance tests totalling 6,700 hours of operation, for a total impulse of 3.4 million Newton-seconds (MNs), a world record for this type of thruster. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

SES awarded COMSATCOM pathfinder contract
22 Jul 2014 - SES Government Solutions has been awarded an US$8.2 million firm-fixed-price COMSATCOM Pathfinder contract by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) based in Los Angeles, California. The contract will provide on-orbit transponders to support Ku-band communications for U.S. Africa Command. >>>

Antwerp Space delivers two Omnisat in China
22 Jul 2014 - Antwerp Space NV, a subsidiary of OHB AG successfully delivered 2 Omnisat equipments to two institutional customers in China. >>>


 ANNIVERSARIES Up 

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary
22 Jul 2014 - Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. >>>


 AWARDS Up 

SSTL wins Best Aerospace and Defence company award
22 Jul 2014 - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has won the Best Aerospace and Defence company award at Insider's first ever Made in the UK National finals, held in Liverpool yesterday as part of the International Festival for Business 2014. >>>

 

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