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The shipping container with ARSAT-1 emerges from the An-124 cargo aircraft after its arrival at Félix Eboué International Airport.
The first geostationary satellite built in Argentina – ARSAT-1 – has been delivered to French Guiana, where this milestone spacecraft will be readied for Arianespace’s dual-passenger Ariane 5 mission in mid-October.
Transported by a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner, ARSAT-1 landed yesterday at F&eacut...
Space Systems/Loral ( SSL ), a leading provider of commercial satellites , announced that it was selected by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to work with U.S. Government agencies to host government payloads on commercial satellites. The SMC awarded SSL an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for both geostationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO)/Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) missions.
Valued at a maximum of $494.5 million , the Hosted Payload...
Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.
The probe, named Hayabusa-2, is expected to be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage to the unpoetically-named 1999JU3 asteroid.
When it gets there, some time in 2018, it will release a powerful cannon which will fire a metal bullet at the asteroid's barren crust, once the probe itself has scuttled to safety on th...
NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars -- and approved the program's progression from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has achieved since the agency built the space shuttle.
For its first flight test, SLS will be configured for a 70-metric-ton (77-ton) lift capacity and car...
The US space agency's powerful deep-space rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), aims to blast off for the first time in 2018, NASA said Wednesday.
The SLS has been in development for three years already, and when finished it should propel spacecraft beyond Earth's orbit and eventually launch crew vehicles to Mars by the 2030s.
NASA has now completed a thorough review of the project, signifying formal space agency commitment to the 70 metric ton version of the SLS at ...