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Ariane 5 ECA delivered two communication satellites during VA231 mission

Arianespace conducted successfully another launch of their Ariane 5 ECA rocket. It delivered to GTO orbit two communication satellites with total weight of over 9500 kg (10663 kg including payload adapters) after 35 minutes of flight. It was 8th mission by Arianespace and 5th launch of Ariane 5 in 2016. Originally launch was planned for October…
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Intelsat-33E and Intelsat-36 delivered to space during VA232 !

On August 24, 2016 at 22:17 GMT Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from Guiana Space Center in its 231st flight, with two communication satellites under payload fairing: Intelsat-33E by Boeing and Intelsat-36 by SSL. Both spacecraft will enhance offer of American Intelsat Company over Europe, Africa and South Asia. It was fourth launch by Arianespace in…
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SSL won contract for robotic arm for DARPA’s GEO service satellite

DARPA is still developing own spacecraft able to perform service on satellites remaining on GEO orbit. Project is called Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) and just three days ago DARPA chosen one of the key subcontractors for this project. It is second American government project of future space logistic spacecraft along with NASA Restore-L project…
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ILS preparing to Proton-M/Intelsat-31 launch on 8th June 2016

International Launch Services, Russian and American joint-venture company, is getting ready for their latest mission-delivering to orbit Intelsat-31 (DLA-2) broadcasting satellite on atop of their flagship, Proton-M launch vehicle. Launch is scheduled for 8th June 2016 for 07:10 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome, Launch Pad 24. It will be second launch of Proton-M operated by ILS…
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SpaceX busy schedule – Telesat launches already booked for 2018

One of signs of strong position of any launch service provider is number of scheduled launches. If we take a look on SpaceX, keeping this thought in mind, it should not be surprising why Elon Musk's company is still one of the leaders on space market. Telesat, broadcasting company based in Ottawa, Canada, announced about signing…
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First EVA on ISS in 2016 is getting close !

Next space walk on ISS is scheduled for 15th January 2016 and will be 192th maintenance EVA on ISS. This time ISS crew members will perform EVA to replace broken voltage regulator (Sequential Shunt Unit - SSU) fitted into one from eight power channels on ISS. Part, designed and manufactured by Space Systems Loral, failed…
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Hat trick for SSl1300

Space Systems Loral acquired new contract for communication satellite for Indonesia on 30 December 2015. Indonesia is one of more interesting countries in South-East Asia as far as presence in world space industry. Specific for Indonesia is locating on great number of islands (Indonesia is largest island country in the world) and this fact determines great…
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Telesat delivered to Vostochny Cosmodrome

Built by SSL Telesat small satellite was delivered to Vostochny Cosmodrome in Eastern Russia on November 8, 2017. Satellite is small communications spacecraft built by SSL subsidiary Maxar Technologies. It will be placed on by Soyuz-2 rocket during launch planned for end of November 2017. Spacecraft will be placed on LEO orbit and will extend LEO constellation…
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Echostar-21 after last tests before entering service

Echostar has finished all the necessary in-orbit tests before commissioning their latest communications satellite Echostar-21. Echostar-21 was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on the top of the Proton-M rocket on July 7, 2017. Weighing 6900 kg satellite reached Geostationary Transfer Orbit as one of the heaviest payloads delivered to GTO by operated by ILS, Proton-M rocket. Satellite was…
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