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Category Archives: Astro-H

Electronic Countermeasures Market Analysis to 2023 – Top Companies are Saab AB, Mercury Systems, Thales Group, BAE Systems and Others

Market Highlights: The emerging technologies in the field of electronic countermeasures is expected to be deployed by early 2020 due to rapid change in technology upgrades. It has been estimated that over the next ten years, there would be extensive investments into the development and production of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), Radar Warning Receivers (RWRs), and…
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Maritime VSAT Market Outlook to 2023 – Top Companies are VT iDirect, Viasat Inc, KVH Industries,, OmniAccess SL, Telespazio SpA and Others

Segmental Analysis: The global maritime VSAT market has been segmented based on type and application. By type, the global maritime VSAT market has been classified as Ku-band, C-band, L-band, and high-throughput satellites (HTS) band. The Ku-band segment is projected to dominate the market with a valuation of USD 833.1 million in 2018 and reach USD 1,869.9 million by 2024. Ku-band…
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Astro-H replacement in 2020 !

It is highly possible that JAXA will decide to create in the cooperation with NASA replacement for lost Hitomi (Astro-H) satellite. According to Twitter profile of Naoki Okumura, President of JAXA, Agency already requested for additional funds for Astro-H2, replacement of Astro-H,  in next, 2017 fiscal year (in Japan fiscal year lasts from  1 April to…
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Last success of Hitomi !

Ended prematurely mission of Japanese research satellite Hitomi proves that even short scientific space mission could bring important discovery. Before its failure on March 26, 2016, Hitomi managed to gather significant data using its scientific payload.  Who dares wins - this should be new motto for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Developing mission of Hitomi satellite (known also…
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Good bye Hitomi !

JAXA had to reconcile with sad truth - Hitomi became space debris. This is surely not good news for all organizations, which were participating in Astro-H program, but mostly for JAXA. Their most significant research satellite, which was example of JAXA ability to design, manufacture and operate large and expensive research satellites, became useless before…
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Hitomi problems explained !

Astro-H (Hitomi) is still tumbling, but at least it is known why. Case of Astro-H (named Hitomi) seems to be far away from the lucky end. JAXA still is trying to contact with spacecraft which probably came apart during flight on 26 March 2016 at around 01:20 GMT while satellite remained on altitude of 575 km. Since…
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Astro-H chance to recover stable flight and communication is low

It seems that chances for recovering control and stabilizing flight of Astro-H satellite are shrinking proportionally to number of debris which is separating from satellite. First signals about debris flying off from Hitomi (Astro-H) seemed to be sad prelude for progressive disintegration of Japanese x-ray observation satellite. Spotted and announced on Twitter by Joint Space Operations…
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