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January 2nd, 2017
 
 
The Next NEXT
Iridium Communnications President Matt Desch offered a tweet on December 25 that the launch would occur "very soon."
 
The Cause Of The September 1 SpaceX Falcon 9 Annihilation Is Determined
Investigators scoured more than 3,000 channels of video and telemetry data covering a very brief timeline of events...
 
First Satellite For Brazil's Visiona Scheduled For Launch This March
The satellite will be shipping to French Guiana shortly for launch...
 
Airbus' Big Plans For New Medium Class Satellite Platform
The platform is designed for creation of geostationary commercial medium-class satellites...
 
Yet Again, EchoStar 21 Launch On Hold
The Khrunichev Center indicated that additional checks of the rocket and the booster unit are required...
 
'I Hate When That Happens'... China's Newly Launched Satellites Are In Wrong Orbit 
The satellites have onboard propulsion that may allow them to raise their orbits, but at some cost to their lifetime.
 
Smallsat Build Assisted By A 3D Printer —Tomsk-TPU-120 To Launch From ISS This Summer
Earlier this year, the Tomsk-TPU-120 satellite was delivered to the International Space Station (ISS)...
 
Debris Destruction Is The Plan
The cleaning spacecraft remains in place while "shooting" a stream from one of the engines to displace the defunct object from orbit.
 
Winged Horse Lives On... Orbital ATK's Pegasus Program Still Active
Despite the fact that Orbital ATK’s Pegasus rocket is seldom used the program will remain active.
 
India Rent-A-Satellite... Shortage Of Satellites
A lease would be for two or three years...
 
RSCC Makes First Payment For Sats Due In 2019  
RSCC is having the two spacecraft built using financial support of...
 
China Is Raining Satellites... Suspects Are Wayward Out Of Orbit Satellites 
The debris found in Lingbao, some of which bears the wording “China Aerospace”...
 
OneWeb's New Jobs In The New Year
The company had a nice Christmas bonus with a billion-dollar momentum boost from investors.