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, … Czytaj dalej

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 … Czytaj dalej

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 … Czytaj dalej

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 … Czytaj dalej

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 … Czytaj dalej