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Summary: 14 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018


 LAUNCHES Up 

New Delay of the day: Vega/Aeolus
20 Aug 2018 - The lift-off of Arianespace's Flight VV12 with Europe's Aeolus satellite has been delayed by 24 hours due to winds at altitude over the Spaceport in French Guiana. >>>

NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4 will launch on ISRO's PSLV
16 Aug 2018 - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has signed an agreement with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for the launch into a 580-km Sun-synchronous orbit of NovaSAR-1, a small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, and SSTL S1-4, a high resolution Earth observation satellite. >>>

Lockheed Martin to build infrared spacecraft for U.S. Air Force
16 Aug 2018 - Lockheed Martin won a US$3 billion contract to build three space vehicles to operate in geosynchronous Earth orbits (GEO), the U.S. Defense Department said in a press release. >>>

AEHF-4 arrives in Florida, prepares for launch
15 Aug 2018 - The U.S. Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) programme completed a major programme milestone on 27 July successfully delivering the AEHF-4 satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

ISS-Reshetnev to build two satellites for Russia's orbital fleet
19 Aug 2018 - ISS-Reshetnev Company has won a contract to build two new telecommunications satellites, Ekspress-AMU3 and Ekspress-AMU7. >>>

China tests propulsion system of space station's lab capsules
19 Aug 2018 - Engineers have successfully tested the propulsion system of China's planned space station lab capsules, a key step in its space station programme. >>>

SSL to define next-gen secure satellite communications for USAF
16 Aug 2018 - SSL announced that it was selected to help define next generation protected communications for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. >>>

Frontier Aerospace to develop deep space thruster using MON-25/MMH
16 Aug 2018 - Frontier Aerospace Corporation announced their selection by NASA's Space Technology and Mission Directorate (STMD) for a "Tipping Point" award to provide flight qualification of Frontier's Deep Space Engine (DSE) that utilises MON-25/MMH propellant. >>>

Aeolus pre-launch details
14 Aug 2018 - For Arianespace's fifth launch of the year, and the first in 2018 with Vega, the company will orbit the Aeolus satellite - the world's first space mission to acquire profiles of the Earth's wind on a global scale, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA). >>>


 LAW & ORDER Up 

Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud
19 Aug 2018 - Russia's Investigative Committee said it had detained a deputy head of RSC Energia on fraud charges. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

Boeing to acquire Millennium Space Systems
16 Aug 2018 - Boeing will acquire Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions, under an acquisition agreement that will expand Boeing's satellite and space portfolio, talent and capabilities. >>>

 

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