Summary: 20 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016


Atlas V to launch WorldView-4 on 6 November
25 Oct 2016 - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 configuration rocket will launch the WorldView-4 mission for DigitalGlobe on 6 November 2016 from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch window is 1830-1846 UTC. >>>

Preparations have begun for next Vega launch
25 Oct 2016 - Preparations are now underway for Arianespace's next flight with its lightweight Vega, set for 5 December with the launcher taking shape and the mission's Göktürk-1A [also: Gokturk-1] payload for Turkey delivered to French Guiana. >>>

Galileo satellites being fuelled
20 Oct 2016 - Fuelling operations have begun with the four Galileo spacecraft to be orbited next month from French Guiana on Arianespace's first launch that uses its Ariane 5 in deploying Europe's constellation of navigation satellites. >>>


New TAS to supply satellite navigation system to South Korea
26 Oct 2016 - Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the South Korean space agency KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) to supply a satellite navigation system called KASS (Korea Augmentation Satellite System). >>>

New Orbital ATK to build Landsat 9
26 Oct 2016 - Orbital ATK, Inc. has been awarded a contract by NASA to design and build Landsat 9, an advanced land surface mapping satellite to be operated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). >>>

New NASA's Juno mission exits safe mode, performs trim manoeuvre
26 Oct 2016 - Mission controllers commanded Juno to exit safe mode on 24 October with confirmation of safe mode exit received on the ground at 1705 UTC. >>>

Cygnus arrives at ISS
24 Oct 2016 - Orbital ATK, Inc. announced that the S.S. Alan Poindexter Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing procedures with the International Space Station. This marks the company's sixth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory, and the fifth under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract. >>>

Schiaparelli crash site located from orbit
21 Oct 2016 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module. >>>

Thaicom subsidiary orders satellite from CGWIC
21 Oct 2016 - Thaicom Public Company Limited announced that its subsidiary, International Satellite Company Limited (ISC) has entered into a satellite procurement contract with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC). >>>

Schiaparelli descent data being analysed
20 Oct 2016 - Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module's descent to the Red Planet's surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by experts. >>>


New The Boeing Company (Defense, Space & Security) results Q3 2016
26 Oct 2016 - The Boeing Company reported financial results for the third quarter 2016. >>>

New DigitalGlobe, Inc. results Q3 2016
26 Oct 2016 - DigitalGlobe, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ending 30 September 2016. >>>

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Space Systems) results Q3 2016
25 Oct 2016 - Lockheed Martin reported financial results for the third quarter 2016. >>>


Inmarsat's GX Aviation enters service
25 Oct 2016 - Inmarsat has announced that its next generation in-flight broadband service, GX for Aviation, has gone live under a 'soft launch' phase with Lufthansa. >>>

Airbus DS contracts with Intelsat General
21 Oct 2016 - Intelsat General, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, has announced that it has been awarded a long-term contract to provide commercial satellite communication services for a European defence network being provided by Airbus Defence and Space. >>>


Report: satellite capacity pricing in prolonged freefall
20 Oct 2016 - NSR's Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, second Edition (Q4 2016), released today, finds satellite capacity pricing in a prolonged freefall for most applications as more supply comes online and HTS offerings proliferate. >>>





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