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BUSINESS

SES S.A. results Q1 2017
28 Apr 2017  SES S.A. announced financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2017.
Intelsat S.A. results Q1 2017
27 Apr 2017  Intelsat S.A. announced financial results for the three months ending 31 March 2017.
Iridium Communications Inc. results Q1 2017
27 Apr 2017  Iridium Communications Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of 2017.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (Space Systems) results Q1 2017
25 Apr 2017  Lockheed Martin reported financial results for the first quarter 2017.

LAUNCHES

Arianespace missions scheduled for May and June
26 Apr 2017  The Spaceport in French Guiana has resumed its pace for Arianespace's busy 2017 mission manifest, with operations recommencing for the three subsequent launches - using two Ariane 5s and one Soyuz.

NAMES

Erwin Hudson to lead Telesat's LEO satellite programme
27 Apr 2017  Telesat announced that Erwin Hudson has joined the company as Vice President, Telesat LEO, reporting to President and CEO, Dan Goldberg.

SATELLITES

TAS delivers METIS instrument, heat shield for Solar Orbiter
28 Apr 2017  Thales Alenia Space announced two milestones in the Solar Orbiter mission to investigate the Sun and the heliosphere. It has completed construction of the heat shield on behalf of Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter spacecraft, and delivered to the Italian space agency ASI the scientific instrument METIS (Multi-Element Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy).
Dawn observing Ceres; 3rd reaction wheel malfunctions
27 Apr 2017  NASA's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to observe Ceres on 29 April from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's Occator Crater and the Sun. While preparing for this observation, one of Dawn's two remaining reaction wheels stopped functioning on 23 April.
Cassini completes final Titan flyby
25 Apr 2017  NASA's Cassini probe is beginning its final set of 22 orbits around Saturn after the spacecraft made its 127th and final close approach to Titan on 21 April, passing at an altitud1e of about 979 kilometers above the moon's surface.
GSAT-9 pre-launch details
25 Apr 2017  The launch of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) carrying GSAT-9 [aka South Asia Satellite], is scheduled on Friday, 5 May 2017 at 1127 UTC.
 
 

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