Tag Archives: Airbus Defence and Space

ILS with first contract for medium version of Proton rocket

International Launch Services, American-Russian joint venture Company which offers Proton rockets launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, announced on October 12, 2016, that they have signed first contract for their new launch vehicle. ILS announced officially, that have signed first contract for using their planned medium version of Proton-M rocket. This launch vehicle is at the moment…
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First contract for Angara 1.2 grabbed by ILS

International Launch Services acquired its first contract for commercial launch of next generation Russian rocket, Angara 1.2. ILS signed agreement with Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) for launching in 2020 multipurpose satellite Kompsat-6 known also as Arirang-6. Launch will be performed with Angara 1.2 rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Satellite will be delivered to Sun-synchronous orbit, where it…
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EDRS in action – leading laser data relay system tested again by ESA !

European Data Relay System reached first truly milestone on way of its development - first pictures were transmitted from Copernicus satellite. On 1 June 2016 ESA informed about transmission via European Data Relay System (EDRS). It was performed using Eutelsat-9B satellite to transmit to ground control station images taken by Sentinel-1A satellite operating under ESA…
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Possible end of Vega rocket and beginning of Pan European space corporation

Could it be possible that Airbus Defence and Space will be monopolist in European space industry? Airbus Defence and Space along with its partner, French Safran Company (both companies are involved in Ariane 6 project) probably are going to buy Avio - Italian company responsible for designing and manufacturing Italian Vega rocket. Airbus and Safran…
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Sentinel satellites stays in Airbus – ESA has chosen contractor for Copernicus spacecrafts

Yesterday, on 26 January 2016 Airbus Defence and Space signed contract with European Space Agency for designing and manufacturing two additional satellites under Copernicus program.  Copernicus is European Earth observation program which is under constant development since 1998. At the beginning known as Global Monitoring for Environmental Security (GMES) became Copernicus in 2012. Program is ESA…
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European nuclear response – asteroids stay back !

Sometimes methods of solving complex problems is quite simple - even in case of asteroids. Recently NASA announced recently about new initiative, in fact formalizing current efforts to prevent threat of asteroids. New organization called Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) met with quick and positive response from Russian Academy of Science. Russians would like to…
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Good news for Airbus Defence and Space – next satellites based on Eurostar-3000E contracted

Inmarsat-6 F1 and F2 will be solid fundament for continously developing fleet of modern satellites belonging to Inmarsat. On 24 December 2015 Airbus Defence and Space announced that it was chosen by Inmarsat, British satellite telecommunications company, as main contractor for designing and manufacturing two new satellites. Inmarsat hopes that two new spacecrafts with launch date planned for…
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Cheops will fly on the top of the Soyuz-ST in 2019

On April 6 2017 it was officially announced, that Cheops satellite designed by Airbus Defence and Space for ESA will be delivered to orbit in 2019 by Arianespace. Decision was made to favor of Arianespace and surely will strengthen position of the Company as leading launch service provider on European market. Contract will be officially signed within…
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NASA waits for propulsion test module for the Orion spacecraft program.

Program of Orion spacecraft, joint project by NASA and ESA, reached another milestone. Airbus Defence and Space announced that delivered for further tests to NASA The Propulsion Qualification Test Model (PQM), necessary for further testing Orion European Service Module (ESM) and its propulsion subsystems. As European Space Agency is key partner for Orion project; Airbus…
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