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ESA: Joinet team

This week a unique, combined team of specialists are conducting final training at ESA’s ESOC mission control centre to prepare for the 24 May launch of Europe’s next Galileo satellites – a dual launch on a Soyuz rocket from Kourou. The team comprises over 40 experts drawn from ESA and from France’s CNES space agency, […]

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NASA: Critical NASA Science Returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 2:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 11, about 261 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with more than 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will be taken by ship to Long Beach […]

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OHB: Satellite communications subsidiary in Austria specializing in M2M and IOT

High-tech group OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN ‎DE0005936124) is broadening its footprint in applications and services with the establishment ‎of a subsidiary known as M2M Europe Network & Solutions GmbH in Bregenz, Austria. The new ‎company specializes in satellite communications and, within this area, specifically fields ‎offering particular potential for the future such as M2M […]

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Signs Contract to Develop Advanced Electric Propulsion System for NASA

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has signed a $67 million cost-plus fixed fee (plus performance incentive) contract with NASA to develop a high-power electric propulsion system that will enable key elements of NASA’s plans for exploration of cis-lunar space and Mars. Under the Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) contract, the […]

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Sentinel-1B delivers

Launched on 25 April from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, Sentinel-1B has produced its first images only two hours after the radar was switched on – a record time for a space radar. The first observations were taken a little more than two days after launch, on 28 April at 05:37 GMT, after Sentinel-1B had […]

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KONGSBERG signs contracts for delivery to next generation European weather satellites

KONGSBERG has signed two contracts with a total value of EUR 23.6 million with Airbus Defence and Space for delivery of a KA band Antenna Pointing System and Solar Array Drive Assembly for the next generation European weather satellite program MetOp-Second Generation (MetOp-SG), a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and […]