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Summary: 07 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018


 LAUNCHES Up 

New Indian launch plans: GSAT-11, -30, -31, -32, Chandrayaan 2
13 Aug 2018 - Arianespace is to launch three more heavy Indian satellites from Kourou in French Guiana over the next nine months, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said. >>>

Parker Solar Probe successfully launched
12 Aug 2018 - Rocket: Delta IV Heavy; Payload: Parker Solar Probe [formerly Solar Probe Plus]; Date: 12 August 2018, 0931 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The launch was scrubbed on Saturday due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold. There was not enough time remaining in the window to recycle. >>>

Aeolus encapsulated into Vega launcher
10 Aug 2018 - Aeolus, the European Space Agency's wind sensing satellite, has been encapsulated into the Vega launcher at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou ready for launch on 21 August at 2120 UTC. >>>

Rocket Lab chooses RUAG Space as preferred supplier
10 Aug 2018 - RUAG Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) creating a new agreement in the small launcher market, in support of flying RUAG separation systems on the Electron Launch Vehicle. >>>

Arianespace to launch Spire small satellites on Vega
08 Aug 2018 - Spire has selected Arianespace to launch the company's small satellites on multiple Vega flights. >>>

Falcon 9 lofts latest Indonesian satellite
07 Aug 2018 - Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Merah Putih [Telkom 4]; Date: 7 August 2018, 0518 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellite is performing post launch manoeuvres according to plan following its successful launch. >>>

Ecliptic Enterprises to launch hosted payloads on Electron rockets
07 Aug 2018 - Rocket Lab USA and Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation have entered into an agreement to support Rocket Lab launch of Ecliptic-managed hosted payloads on the kick stage of Rocket Lab's Electron rockets. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

New Swedish Space Corporation supports handover of 4 Galileo spacecraft
13 Aug 2018 - Engineering services teams of spacecraft controllers, spacecraft operations engineers and ground operations engineers based at the DLR GfR Galileo Control Center supported the recent operations handover of four Galileo satellites. The handover has taken place after a successful LEOP completion by CNES. >>>

Apstar-6C handed over to customer
07 Aug 2018 - On 7 August 2018, China Great Wall Industry Corporation and APT Satellite Company Limited jointly conducted the ceremony to celebrate the successful in-orbit delivery to the customer the Apstar-6C. >>>

Aerojet Rocketdyne delivers power generator for Mars 2020 rover
07 Aug 2018 - Aerojet Rocketdyne, in collaboration with Teledyne, recently delivered the electrical power generator for NASA's Mars 2020 rover to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where it will be fuelled, tested and readied for flight. >>>


 PLATFORMS Up 

Zephyr pseudo-satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft
08 Aug 2018 - Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite). After taking off on 11 July in Arizona, USA, Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

ViaSat Inc. results Q1 FY 2019
12 Aug 2018 - ViaSat Inc. announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ending 30 June 2018. >>>

Eutelsat sells interest in Eutelsat 25B
10 Aug 2018 - Eutelsat has sold its interest in the Eutelsat 25B satellite operated at 25.5 degrees East to the co-owner of the satellite, Es'hailSat, for a consideration of €135 million. >>>

EchoStar Corporation Q2 2018
07 Aug 2018 - EchoStar Corporation announced its financial results for the three months ending 30 June 2018. >>>


 RESEARCH Up 

7,000 small satellites to be launched over coming decade
07 Aug 2018 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, a significant expansion is underway in the smallsat market, both in terms of demand and systems' capabilities. About 7,000 smallsats are due to be launched over the next ten years, i.e. a six-fold increase from the 1,200 units launched over the past decade. About 50 constellations, two of which are mega constellations, account for over 80% of the smallsat count. >>>

11,740 small-satellites to be launched by 2030
07 Aug 2018 - According to Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Small-satellite Launch Services Market Quarterly Update Q2 2018, launch demand is expected to increase to 11,740 small-satellites by 2030 with revenues reaching US$70.10 billion. Commercial players will offer and enable real-time imagery, digital transformation, and seamless global connectivity. >>>

 

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