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DigitalGlobe under lucky star !

Some companies seem to have luck and other on the contrary. DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 satellite survived direct contact with space debris without even single scratch so it should be rather considered as ultimately lucky! According to Joint Space Operations Center, WorldView-2 Earth imaging satellite operated by DigitalGlobe survived hitting by several pieces of space debris. On 19 July JSpOC announced…
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DAWN officially finished its mission

After 9 years of space journey, DAWN space probe finished its primary mission successfully! Three days ago on June 30, DAWN probe finished its main mission. It sent to Earth 69000 images and 132 GB of data, among others with results of research performed on composition of surface of both celestial bodies. For example thanks to DAWN…
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JPSS-1 delivered to orbit during second Delta II mission in 2017.

United Launch Alliance managed to launch Delta II with JPSS-1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base during third trial. First NOAA next generation weather satellite should be launched earlier this week but ULA twice was forced to postpone this mission. First time due the boats in the safety zone around Vandenberg and second time due the strong…
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JPSS-1 weather satellite delayed for at least four days

United Launch Alliance informed about postponing the launch of Delta II rocket with JPSS-1 satellite for at least four days. According to ULA reason for delaying launch of Delta II is problem with faulty battery of JPSS-1 satellite. It was decided yesterday to replace battery and specialists from Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. managed to…
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Joint Polar Satellite System, JPSS-1 arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

JPSS-1 arrived inside special container towed by lorry to Vandenberg Air Force Base from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. facility in Boulder, Colorado. New weather satellite will be launched in November 2017. Launch of the first satellite of new weather monitoring system called Joint Polar Satellite System is planned for 09:49 UTC on November 10th, 2017. Delta…
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