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Fastest Electric Satellite Orbit Raising Ever Accomplished by the Airbus-Built  EUTELSAT-172B
EUTELSAT 172B was launched by Ariane 5 from Kourou, in French Guiana, on June 1. The Airbus spacecraft control center in Toulouse took...
Iran's Satellite Project to Monitor Agriculture with U.S. Financial Assistance
The project, with the allocation of 489,000 U.S. dollars, is aimed at assisting the country in the monitoring and analysis of agricultural production ...
Can Tiny Satellites Help the Coast Guard with Big Jobs?
two cube satellites will be launched into low Earth orbit from a SpaceX rocket to test if the satellites can detect emergency distress beacons in the Arctic.
ESA's Sentinel-5P joins Copernicus Satellite Family — Pollution Prosecutor Successfully Launched
Sentinel-5 Precursor will provide essential atmospheric chemistry data to the Copernicus program before the Sentinel-5 instrument becomes...
Bigelow Aerospace and ULA Go Low to Get to Lunar. Sooner.™
...the only commercial launch vehicle in development today with sufficient performance and a large enough payload fairing to carry the habitat.
It’s a Go for NROL as ULA Launches NROL-52 on Secret Mission, Again
There were challenges to see this launch through, with the weather challenges as well as the equipment issues that prevented the launch ...
ULA Classified Satellite Launch Receives Propulsion Support from Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet Rocketdyne’s role in the launch began during liftoff when two SRBs ignited to provide 750,000 pounds of total increased thrust to launch the...
Saturday Scrubbed ULA's NROL-52's Launch Due to Weather
Launch is rescheduled for Sunday
JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Send MICHIBIKI No. 4 Soaring, Providing Some Beautiful Photos
Quasi-zenith Satellite System (QZSS) enables watching Japan from above
SpaceX Falcon Drives The Dual Mission EchoStar-105/SES-11 to Orbit
Built by Airbus, EchoStar 105/ SES-11 is a dual-mission satellite, providing SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders of 36 MHz, owned and...
Spain's Top Military Brass See Hisdesat's PAZ Sat Before Shipping to U.S.
The PAZ satellite incorporates as the main payload an active sensor with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology that provides images of different...
Iridium®'s NEXT Set of Recently Launched 10 Satellites Muster Up and Pass Beginning Tests 
third batch of 10 satellites brings the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit to 30, getting closer to the total of 75 for a fully operational constellation.
Saturday's Update: ULA's Launch Scrubbed NROL 52 Issues with the Launch Vehicle
Even though NROL-52's mission is a secret in the interest of national security,  there are those observers who are often able to identify ...
Australia's Youthful Obsession in 1970 Created OSCAR 5 the Longest Surviving Earth Satellite
“Obviously, the ‘baddies’ were not a consideration, even if we could speak their language, so an American launch was the only feasible option.”
China Launches Venezuela's Antonio Jose de Sucre Satellite From Jiuquan
The launch occurred at midnight local time, according to the telesur online infosite. Authorities say the new satellite will provide a better tool for...
SpaceX Successfully Sends Iridium's NEXT Group of 10 Satellites
two successful launches already completed this year, this third batch of 10 satellites brings the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit to 30 ...
NOAA's JPSS-1 Satellite Set for a November 10 Launch
JPSS-1, or NOAA-20 as it will be known once on orbit, will provide sophisticated meteorological data and observations of atmosphere, ocean and land...
RUAG's Thermal Insulation Keeps the NEXT Satellites Operating Smoothly
With a planned service life of up to 15 years, smooth operation of the satellites is contingent on stable temperature conditions in their interior.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 on October 9 to Launch 10 ... Ready for NEXT Launch of 10 Satellites
is the company’s $3 billion, next-generation, mobile, global satellite network scheduled for completion in 2018.
SSL's Statement as AsiaSat 9 Reports to Work, Successfully Deploys Solar Panels 
equipped with multiple C-, Ku- and Ka-band payloads that provide coverage including the world’s first dedicated Ku-band Myanmar beam ...