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August 22, 2014
Arianespace serves the Galileo constellation
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Aug 22, 2014
Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract for three launch services with Ariane 5 ES in order to step up the deployment of the European navigation system Galileo, the European Union's flagship program. With this new launch contract and thanks to the performance of Ariane 5 ES, a total of 12 Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites will be launched using three dedicated Ariane 5 ES launch-vehicles, each carrying four satellites. The Ariane 5 ES launches will ... read more
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ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo's first orbits
Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana. Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, ... more

New delay for launch of Europe navigation satellites
Bad weather delayed the liftoff Thursday of a rocket with two new satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, launch firm Arianespace said as it announced 12 orbiters will join the constellation from next year. ... more

Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration
Let's say it straight. Mars is, without any doubt our next step in space exploration, sparking our imagination for many years in spaceflight history. After sending tons of scientific rovers, it's ab ... more
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Arianespace Soyuz ready to launch European GPS satellites
"Doresa" and "Milena" - the first two Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites - are ready for their ride to orbit this week, as preparations for Arianespace's Soyuz Flight VS09 move int ... more


How fast you drive might reveal where you are going
In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on their ... more
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Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday's launch
Final functional testing of Europe's twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday. The fuelling of the two satellit ... more

Two new satellites for Europe's Galileo space network
Europe is set to launch two satellites Thursday for its Galileo navigation system, boosting the number in the Earth-orbiting constellation to six and bringing the network a step closer to becoming operational after a long delay. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Lebanon army arrests Arab-Israeli infiltrator: security

Military Sealift command contracts logistics services

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon


The Future of CubeSats
To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satell ... more

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Fifth Successful Launch in Six Weeks
Aerojet Rocketdyne supported the launch of the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite into orbit - the fifth launch in six weeks. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ... more

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use
Self-deploying radar antennas from Astro Aerospace are to be used on Canada's Earth observation satellites that monitor maritime activity. ... more
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First operational Galileo GPS satellites integrated for Soyuz launch
"Doresa" and "Milena" have met for the first time, paving the way for their upcoming role in advancing the European Galileo space-based navigation system. The join-up of Doresa and Milena - Europe's ... more

ADS selected for UK Ministry of Justice electronic tagging program
Airbus Airbus Defence and Space has been contracted to provide a sophisticated mapping and monitoring service for the UK Ministry of Justice's (MOJ) new Electronic Monitoring programme, supporting t ... more
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Payload Integration Begins For Next Arianespace Soyuz Galileo Launch
The first of two Galileo navigation satellites to be orbited on Arianespace's August 21 Soyuz flight has been integrated on its payload dispenser system, marking a key step as preparations advance f ... more

Foreshock series controls earthquake rupture
A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile. The earthquake was heralded by a three quarter year long foreshock seri ... more

NASA's Space Station Fix-It Demo for Satellites Gets Hardware for 2.0 Update
Who doesn't love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what's really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That's the case with NASA's fix-it investigation on the I ... more

Monitoring Solar Activity with SDO
At times, the sun erupts, hurling a magnetic superheated cloud of gas toward Earth. Racing at thousands of miles per second, and hundreds of times bigger than the sun, this cloud of solar particles ... more

ATV completes final automated docking
In a flawless demonstration of technology and skill, ESA's fifth and final ATV, Georges Lemaitre, docked with the International Space Station, fixing itself firmly for a six-month resupply and reboo ... more


Galileo's initial two Full Operational Capability satellites are fueled for launch
The latest two satellites to be launched by Arianespace for Europe's Galileo navigation system are being fueled at the Spaceport in French Guiana, readying them for this month's Soyuz mission. Named ... more

ESA's cargo vessel ready for space delivery
ESA's latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is set to dock with the International Space Station on Tuesday, delivering more than six tonnes of crucial supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting ... more
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ALMA telescope sizes up Pluto's orbit


First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opened For California's PCH


Lockheed touts performance of its enhanced bomb guidance kit


Boeing GPS IIF satellite launched by Air Force


Targeting device that helps reduce collateral damage tested by the Army


GPS-guided shell in full-rate production


United Launch Alliance Marks 85th Successful Launch


Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission


China releases geoinformation industry plan

Galileo's 'midwives' stand ready for launch

Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012

Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Seals forage at offshore wind farms

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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Flights Deemed Successful

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US Refusal to Host GLONASS Base a Form of Competition with Russia

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Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

Mobile air traffic control communications system makes debut

New device developed to defeat GPS jamming

New Fury precision glide bomb introduced

Bell supplying Swedish police with seven helos

Apple denies Chinese report of location tracking security risk

3D technology used to help California condors

SSTL announces the successful launch of UK TechDemoSat-1

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