Summary: 25 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016


DMSP F19 officially declared total loss
25 Jul 2016 - The U.S. Air Force's DMSP F19 weather satellite, which failed two years into its planned five-year lifetime, cannot be recovered, officials said. >>>


New Delay of the day: Proton M/EchoStar 21
29 Jul 2016 - A commission of the Russian state space corporation Roskosmos has rescheduled provisionally to 10 October from 29 August the launch of a Proton M rocket with EchoStar 21 aboard. >>>

New Countdown to WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite launch
29 Jul 2016 - Lockheed Martin has delivered DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base. >>>

New NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS
29 Jul 2016 - NASA ordered a second post-certification crewed mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. >>>

Atlas V launches secret payload for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office
28 Jul 2016 - Rocket: Atlas V 421; Payload: NROL-61 [USA-269]; Date: 28 July 2016, 1237 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Hazard areas announced ahead of the launch show that the rocket headed towards a geostationary transfer orbit. The classified payload is thought to be a military communications satellite. >>>

Launch date set for HTV 6
26 Jul 2016 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have set the date for the launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori 6" (HTV 6, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard. >>>

Intelsat 36 comes to Kourou
26 Jul 2016 - Payload preparations for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 dual-passenger mission are moving into full pace with the delivery of the second satellite, Intelsat 36, to French Guiana - joining Intelsat 33e, which arrived earlier this month. >>>

Orbital ATK and ECAPS sign agreement on propulsion technology
26 Jul 2016 - Orbital ATK, Inc. has signed an agreement with European green propulsion technology firm ECAPS to fully develop, demonstrate and market a high performance green propulsion (HPGP) system. The HPGP system, which offers significant cost advantages and dramatically reduces the environmental risks associated with traditional monopropellants, is aimed at both attitude control and main propulsion. >>>

China to launch first HTS satellite in 2018
26 Jul 2016 - China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and Shenzhen municipal government in Guangdong Province of China have signed a co-operation agreement on the High Throughput Broadband Satellite (HTS) programme, which marks the initiation of China's first HTS broadband telecommunications system. >>>

Lockheed Martin, HawkEye 360 collaborate on space-based RF mapping
26 Jul 2016 - HawkEye 360, Inc., a subsidiary of Allied Minds, and Lockheed Martin are collaborating to apply HawkEye 360's radio frequency (RF) detection and mapping technology in new markets. >>>

Atlas V NROL-61 set for 28 July
25 Jul 2016 - Everything is progressing toward the Atlas V launch carrying the NROL-61 satellite, United Launch Alliance said. >>>


New SiriusXM orders two new radio satellites
29 Jul 2016 - Space Systems Loral (SSL) was selected to provide two high power satellites to SiriusXM, the world's largest radio company measured by revenue. >>>

New ExoMars completes first critical manoeuvre
29 Jul 2016 - ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter made its first critical manoeuvre since its launch on 14 March yesterday, firing its engine for 52 minutes to help it intercept Mars on 19 October. >>>

Rosetta stops listening for Philae
27 Jul 2016 - On 27 July 2016 at 0900 UTC, the Electrical Support System Processor Unit (ESS) on Rosetta will be switched off. The ESS is the interface used for communications between Rosetta and the lander, Philae, which has remained silent since 9 July 2015. >>>

Dream Chaser passes second CRS-2 milestone
25 Jul 2016 - Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has passed the second Integration Certification Milestone under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contract. >>>


New SES S.A. results H1 2016
29 Jul 2016 - SES S.A. reported financial results for the six months ending 30 June 2016. >>>

New Eutelsat Communications S.A. results FY 2015-2016
29 Jul 2016 - The Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications has reviewed the financial results for the year ending 30 June 2016. >>>

New MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. results Q2 2016
29 Jul 2016 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. reported financial results for the second quarter ending 30 June 2016. >>>

New DigitalGlobe results Q2 2016
29 Jul 2016 - DigitalGlobe, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ending 30 June 2016. >>>

Iridium Communications Inc. results Q2 2016
28 Jul 2016 - Iridium Communications Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter of 2016. >>>

The Boeing Company (Defense, Space & Security) results Q2 2016
27 Jul 2016 - The Boeing Company reported second-quarter financial results. >>>

Intelsat S.A. results Q2 2016
27 Jul 2016 - Intelsat S.A. announced financial results for the three months ending 30 June 2016. >>>

Telesat results Q2 2016
26 Jul 2016 - Telesat Holdings Inc. announced its consolidated financial results for the three month period ending 30 June 2016. >>>





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