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Arianespace Launches Four Galileo Satellites the Last for 2017 ... A Year Remembered for Ups and Downs 
today a successful launch, the last of 2017, a year to be remembered that included a shutdown of the facility due to political unrest. 
 
UPDATE: Scrubbed Tuesday's SpaceX's Falcon 9 Resupply Mission to ISS Launch
Dragon will deliver supplies, equipment and science investigations.
 
Lockheed Martin's Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite Will Keep People and Property Safer
the technology will improve hurricane tracking and intensity forecasts, and increase thunderstorm and tornado warning lead time. 
 
NOAA's Lockheed Martin-Built GOES-S Flies to Florida for Launch Prep
GOES-S is scheduled to launch on March 1, 2018, when it will join its sister satellite, GOES-16, in orbit. GOES-16 has already proved vital in...
 
Algeria's First Satellite is Launched by China
The satellite was the first cooperative project in aerospace industry between the two countries. Alcomsat-1 will be used by Algeria for...
 
An Airspace Closure Could Portend A Blue Origin New Shepard Test Flight
Blue Origin has filed similar NOTAMs in the past in advance of New Shepard test flights. Such notices were originally the only advance notice of...
 
RUAG Space, aka 'Brain Builder', a Smart Move to Continue Supplying Brains and Blankets for Galileo Satellites
“RUAG Space has provided the ‘brain’ of the Galileo satellites ever since the program started and we thank OHB for their continued trust in our product”...
 
The Epsilon-3 Launch Moved Out to Mid-January by JAXA
The Epsilon-3 launch, originally scheduled for November 12, 2017, was postponed as its electrical system needed further confirmation. JAXA has...
 
NanoRacks Completes Fourth External Cargo Ship Satellite Deployment Mission, Largest to Date
On this External Cygnus Deployment mission, NanoRacks deployed 14 satellites with customers that included Spire, Asgardia, Tyvak, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and more...
 
Arianespace Hurries to Prepare for the Last Launch of 2017 of Four Galileo Satellites
completing a busy 12 months that already have involved 10 flights from the Spaceport: five performed with the heavy-lift workhorse
 
Space Florida Goes Deep with NASA as Partners for Orion Testing in Deep Space
an effort to verify a key part of Orion's safety system during ascent to space before it begins missions with astronauts to deep space.
 
The Build for Vector's Rocket Manufacturing Facility Now Underway
Vector's 92,500 square-foot factory will feature two soft-production facilities, a 30,750 square-foot two-story office space for its headquarters and a...
 
ULA Delays the Launch of NROL-47 to Perform Validation...
Common Avionics is a newly designed suite of avionics, flight software and ground systems that will fly on both Atlas V and Delta IV. This upgraded...
 
Arianespace Prepares to Launch Four Additional Galileo Satellites
For the second time, an Ariane 5 ES version will be used to orbit satellites in Europe’s satellite navigation system. At the completion of this flight...
 
Launch Support is All in Place by EUMETSAT for Copernicus Sentinel-3B Launch
The new version of the ground segment includes enhancements and upgrades necessary to exploit a dual Sentinel-3 system. Its acceptance ...
 
NASA and SpaceX's Resupply Mission Launch Rescheduled ... Maybe Some Holiday Goodies
This new launch date takes into account pad readiness, requirements for science payloads, space station crew availability, and orbital mechanics.
 
Yahsat's Orbital ATK-Built Al Yah 3 Satellite Arrives Safely in Kourou for January Launch — Arianespace Gets Ready
Al Yah 3 is a Ka-band high-throughput satellite that will expand Yahsat’s coverage to an additional 19 markets in Africa and also marks Yahsat’s...
 
Russia Launches a Military Satellite
The ministry stated that the Soyuz-2.1b carrier, at the designated time, successfully took to the target orbit the space apparatus for interests of the...
 
China Pushes Yaogan Weising-31 Satellite to Orbit
The satellite, Yaogan Weising-31, is, according to China's media, to be used for remote sensing exploration of land resources — however, the...
 
Eleven Spaceflight Smallsats Set for Orbit via Indian PSLV Rocket in January
The Spacecraft include Finland’s ICEYE-X1 SAR microsatellite, Planetary Resources’ Arkyd-6 6U asteroid prospecting demonstration cubesat, four ...