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BUSINESS

Globalstar, Inc. results Q3 2019
13 Nov 2019  Globalstar, Inc. announced its operating and financial results for the quarter ending 30 September 2019.

FEEDS & LINKS

Kepler, Cobham form partnership for satellite data service delivery
17 Nov 2019  Kepler Communications and Cobham SATCOM have announced a strategic partnership aimed at eliminating barriers to widespread adoption of high capacity data services over Kepler's Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network.
General Dynamics Mission Systems awarded MUOS contract
13 Nov 2019  General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded a US$783 million contract for sustainment of the U.S. Navy's next-generation satellite communications system.

LAUNCHES

Kuaizhou-1A makes second flight in 4 days
18 Nov 2019  Rocket: Kuaizhou-1A [KZ-1A]; Payload: KL-ALPHA A, KL-ALPHA B [KL-a-A, KL-a-B]; Date: 17 November 2019, 1000 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. State media reported that the two multimedia satellites were sent into planned orbit.
Nanoracks books CubeSat rideshare & habitat demo on Falcon 9 launch
18 Nov 2019  Nanoracks has booked a launch mission under the recently announced SpaceX rideshare programme. Onboard a Falcon 9, targeting launch in late 2020, Nanoracks has booked deployment of eight small satellites as well as the company's first in-space Outpost-demonstration mission.
China launches new remote-sensing satellites (part I)
13 Nov 2019  Rocket: Kuaizhou-1A; Payload: Jilin-1 Gaofen 02A; Date: 13 November 2019, 0340 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The remote sensing satellite was placed into a 532 km x 546 km x 97.54° Sun-synchronous orbit.
China launches new remote-sensing satellites (part II)
13 Nov 2019  Rocket: Chang Zheng-6; Payload: five Ningxia-1 satellites; Date: 13 November 2019, 0635 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. The remote-sensing satellites were deployed into 885 km x 898 km x 45° orbits.

SATELLITES

Airbus checking ocean satellite Sentinel-6A's operational fitness
16 Nov 2019  Airbus space engineers are currently testing the Copernicus Sentinel-6A satellite at the Space Test Centre of Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) in Ottobrunn - near Munich - to prove its readiness for space. During the test campaign, which will last until spring 2020, the Airbus team will check that the satellite is able to survive the severe conditions of launch and the space environment.
JCSAT-18/Kacific1 satellite arrives at SpaceX launch site in Cape Canaveral
16 Nov 2019  The JCSAT-18/Kacific1 communications satellite, built by Boeing, has arrived at SpaceX facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket to geostationary orbit.
NASA tests next-gen solar electric propulsion system
16 Nov 2019  NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster - Commercial (NEXT-C) fired for the first time recently inside a vacuum chamber at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The thruster is undergoing performance testing to verify it can withstand the extreme launch vibrations and hot and cold temperatures of spaceflight.
TIBA-1/GX5 pre-launch details
16 Nov 2019  On its fourth flight with Ariane 5 in 2019, Arianespace will orbit two telecommunications satellites on 22 November (UTC): TIBA-1 for Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defence and Space, on behalf of the Government of Egypt; and the GX5 satellite for the operator Inmarsat.
NanoAvionics to build nano-satellite for CaLeMPSat research mission
13 Nov 2019  Nano-satellite mission integrator NanoAvionics received a contract to build a 12U nano-satellite bus for the Singaporean research mission "Cathode-Less Micro Propulsion Satellite" (CaLeMPSat).
Update: Hayabusa2 about to head back to Earth
13 Nov 2019  JAXA confirmed that Hayabusa2, JAXA's asteroid explorer, has left its target asteroid Ryugu as planned.
 
 

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