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Summary: 20 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017


 LAUNCHES Up 

New Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites
24 Feb 2017 - Europe's Vega small launcher is set to demonstrate its extended capability to deploy multiple light satellites using its new versatile Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser, in the second half of 2018. >>>

Last Soyuz-U flight successful
22 Feb 2017 - Rocket: Soyuz-U; Payload: Progress MS-05; Date: 22 February 2017, 05587 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Progress MS-05 cargo spacecraft was accurately placed on the target orbit for the ISS resupplying mission. >>>

S7 awarded Russian space launch license
22 Feb 2017 - Russia's S7 Space Transportation Systems (STS) company, part of the S7 Group, has been given a license to conduct launches and other space activities in Russia, the company said. >>>

Aerojet Rocketdyne's AR1 engine sets U.S. record
22 Feb 2017 - Aerojet Rocketdyne recently demonstrated the highest chamber pressure of any United States produced liquid oxygen and kerosene main combustion system. >>>

Dragon cargo vessel heading to the ISS
20 Feb 2017 - Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Dragon/CRS-10; Date: 19 February 2017, 1439 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, USA. About 2,475 kg of research equipment, cargo and supplies are packed into the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that is now in Earth orbit and headed to the International Space Station. >>>

Vega and Sentinel-2B are readied for launch on 6 March
20 Feb 2017 - Arianespace's third flight of 2017 is moving into the final phase of preparations, with the lightweight Vega launcher's basic assembly completed and its Sentinel-2B Earth observation satellite encapsulated for lift-off on 6 March from the Spaceport in French Guiana. >>>

ISRO successfully tests cryogenic stage for flight duration
20 Feb 2017 - The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) for GSLV MkIII on 17 February 2017. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

CPI to provide SWOT Klystron
23 Feb 2017 - The Communications & Medical Products Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has been awarded a C$3.8 million, or approximately US$2.8 million, contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to manufacture the flight hardware of the Ka-band Extended Interaction Klystron (EIK) for the Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. >>>

NASA's Europa flyby mission moves into design phase
22 Feb 2017 - A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major NASA review. >>>

Boeing to build JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 satellite
21 Feb 2017 - Boeing will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and Internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region. >>>

MDA to provide antenna subsystems for Eutelsat-5WB
21 Feb 2017 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has received an Authorisation to Proceed from Airbus Defence and Space for the provision of multiple communication antenna subsystems to be integrated into the Eutelsat-5WB communication satellite. >>>


 PLATFORMS Up 

New World View, Ball Aerospace demo remote sensing from Stratollite
24 Feb 2017 - World View and Ball Aerospace successfully completed a Stratollite mission earlier this month, demonstrating early capabilities for remote sensing applications from the stratosphere, nearly 70,000 feet (21 km) above Earth. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

New MDA to acquire DigitalGlobe
24 Feb 2017 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and DigitalGlobe, Inc announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which MDA will acquire DigitalGlobe for US$35.00 per share in a combination of cash and stock. >>>

New SES S.A. results 2016
24 Feb 2017 - SES S.A. announced financial results for the year ending 31 December 2016. >>>

New MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. results 2016
24 Feb 2017 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending 31 December 2016. >>>

New EchoStar Corporation results 2016
24 Feb 2017 - EchoStar Corporation announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending 31 December 2016. >>>

New Globalstar, Inc. results 2016
24 Feb 2017 - Globalstar, Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ending 31 December 2016. >>>

New DigitalGlobe, Inc. results 2016
24 Feb 2017 - DigitalGlobe, Inc. reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ending 31 December 2016. >>>

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings to acquire Coleman Aerospace
23 Feb 2017 - Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Coleman Aerospace from L3 Technologies, Inc. for US$15 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. >>>

Iridium Communications Inc. results 2016
23 Feb 2017 - Iridium Communications Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

Inmarsat, vt IDirect partner on DVB-S2X technology
23 Feb 2017 - Inmarsa has announced a significant advance in the on-going development of its Global Xpress (GX) mobile broadband platform. >>>

 

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