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August 21st, 2017
 
 
ULA Launches TDRS-M the Final Satellite Mission in Series Now Complete for NASA
“We are absolutely honored to have delivered this core NASA capability and critical national resource for our country.”
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne Provides the Power for Launch of Satellite for NASA’s Space Network
The RL10C-1 delivers 22,890 pounds of thrust to power the Atlas V upper stage, using cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants.
 
NASA Launches TDRS-M Last in Series of Great Communicators 
providing navigation and high-data-rate communications to the ISS, Hubble Space Telescope, rockets and a host of other spacecraft.
 
Japan's Third Quasi-Zenith Satellite Heads to Orbit
This satellite is one of an entire constellation being placed into orbit to improve the accuracy of available global positioning data.
 
Air Force's SensorSat is Stacked to Track Satellites and Space Junk
The testing included subcomponent, component, and full satellite comprehensive functional testing, vibration testing, thermal vacuum testing ...
 
NOAA's Satellite to Focus Down on Earth Tracking Moon's Shadow During Eclipse
what we hope is a pretty spectacular video loop of the shadow moving all the way from the Pacific Ocean into Oregon, across the United States, into ...
 
Arianespace - Intelsat and SSL Satellites Being Prepped for VA239 Launch
The upcoming mission to geostationary transfer orbit is designated Flight VA239 in Arianespace’s numbering system, and will mark the 239th launch...
 
Solar Eclipse Time Today - And Getting Ready for 2019
Solar Orbiter will be launched in February 2019 into a close orbit around the Sun and will allow scientists to study the solar corona in much more detail...
 
UK Space Agency's Call to All ... Those Who Want to Support UK Spaceflight
The response was rewarding when a call went out from the UK Space Agency for grant proposals to establish initial launch capability in the UK. How many?
 
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Test Fire was Noisy and Hot Preparing for Taiwanese Satellite Launch
firing of all nine Merlin 1D engines on the base of the first stage for an average of 3.5 seconds in duration based on usual tests. It was noisy and hot.
 
Telesat in Full Support of Canadian Space Sector Support by Government
The government has highlighted the importance of establishing a whole of government space strategy to support the Canadian space sector to...
 
Telenor Group Names New EVP Who is Also a People Person
Cecilie B. Heuch, 51, is joining Telenor from DNV GL Group and will also become member of Telenor's Group Executive Management team,
 
AsiaSat and Encompass Enable Fans to See SEA Games ... Feeds Cover Huge Footprint
the feeds will be delivered across the satellite’s extensive footprint, with a combined population of more than 647 million people of diverse languages
 
Roofr - New Roofs Via Satellite
Now, there’s a new company on the horizon that wants to inject a healthy dose of technology into this venerable industry and help you protect your...
 
Just Launched - Australia in Space Book by Kerrie Dougherty
The 196-page full color book includes dozens of photographs and nine chapters ranging from the origins of space activity in Australia through to...
 
LandViewer's New Views for Newbies ... Professional Results for Beginners
enables non-expert users to select a geographic area for analysis, an Earth observation data type, and then apply it for on-the-fly imagery analytics.
 
Australia Plans to Take a Bigger Slice of the $420 Billion Space Race 'Pie'
Australia is one of only a few developed countries without a national space agency, and New Zealand established its agency last year.