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Thursday, March 26, 2015

This Week in Satellite News! (Mar 20 - Mar 27 2015)

 

5 Human Body Questions the 1-Year Space Station Mission May Answer

NASA has a lot of questions about what happens to people who live in space for long periods of time, and it's almost time to get some answers. When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russia's Mikhail Kornienko fly up to the International Space Station Friday (March 27) for a yearlong stay on the orbiting outpost, space agency scientists will get to work on experiments that could help get people to Mars one day.

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US Air Force Launches Advanced GPS Satellite into Orbit

The U.S. Air Force has launched an advanced new satellite to help upgrade the nation's Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation. The GPS IIF-9 satellite blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday (March 25) at 2:36 p.m. EDT (1836 GMT).

"I'm elated with today's successful launch," Brig. Gen. Bill Cooley, director of the Global Positioning System Directorate at the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, said in a statement. "The GPS constellation remains healthy, strong and robust, and in over 20 years since initial operational capability, GPS has never failed to deliver on its global positioning, navigation and timing commitments."

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Hubble Space Telescope Successor on Track for 2018 Launch, NASA Tells Congress

NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is on schedule and budget for now, space agency officials told members of Congress today (March 24).

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — scheduled to launch to space in three years — is expected to peer deep into the universe to help scientists learn more about the mechanics of the cosmos. Due to replace the Hubble telescope, the JWST will also beam back amazing images of the cosmos from its place in space, about 932,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. The JWST will even help scientists hunt for alien planets that are relatively near Earth.

This artist's impression of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope shows the spacecraft completely deployed in space.

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New Tech Could Protect Astronauts' Eyes on Mars Mission

Three new technologies could help keep astronauts' vision sharp during a mission to Mars. The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Industry Forum earlier this month funded three companies as part of its "Vision for Mars" challenge, which seeks to encourage the development of tech that can mitigate the visual problems astronauts experience during long-term spaceflight.

The Vision for Mars winners are Annidis Inc. and its retina-imaging ophthalmoscope; Equinox, which is developing a pair of pressure-regulating goggles; and Web Vision Centers Group, which aims to manufacture glasses with lenses that can be swapped out easily to accommodate a changing prescription.

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For Asteroid-Capture Mission, NASA Picks 'Option B' for Boulder

NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission will pluck a boulder off a big space rock rather than grab an entire near-Earth object, agency officials announced today (March 25).

NASA intends to drag the boulder to lunar orbit, where astronauts will visit it beginning in 2025. The space agency decided on the boulder snatch — "Option B," as opposed to the whole-asteroid "Option A" — Tuesday (March 24) during the mission concept review of the asteroid-redirect effort, NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot told reporters during a teleconference today.

Option B will probably cost about $100 million more than Option A would have, but its advantages are worth the price-tag bump, Lightfoot said.

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission aims to capture a boulder from a larger asteroid and park it in orbit around the moon by 2025. NASA announced the selection of this scenario, called "Option B," on March 25, 2015.

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Terminal Velocity’s Down-to-Earth Cargo Delivery Aspirations

In late April or early May, Near Space Corp. plans to use a high-altitude balloon to carry Terminal Velocity Aerospace’s soccer-ball-size re-entry device to 30,000 meters and drop it. This will be an important test of the firm’s new product, RED-4U, an aeroshell designed to protect everything from space-based biological experiments to asteroid samples on journeys through Earth’s atmosphere. RED stands for Reentry Device.

Eventually, the company hopes RED-4U and a suite of similar products will shepherd payloads through other planetary atmospheres as well. “If this company is around in 25 years, it will be shipping things through space similar to how UPS and FedEx ship things on Earth,” said Dominic DePasquale, Terminal Velocity chief executive.

RED Data unit outside Earth's atmosphere

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Vega To Launch Peruvian Imaging Satellite Along with Skybox Craft

Europe’s Arianespace launch consortium will use a Vega small-satellite rocket to launch Peru’s high-resolution optical reconnaissance satellite in the first half of 2016 under a contract signed March 25 with Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite’s builder.

Airbus won the PeruSat-1 contract in April 2014 after a heated competition among European and Israeli satellite builders.

The 450-kilogram PeruSat-1, owned by Peru’s Ministry of Defense, will share a Vega launch with four 110-kilogram satellites for Skybox Imaging, now owned by Google. Skybox booked its Vega launch a week earlier.

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Delta 4, Dnepr and H-2A Complete a Launch Triple Header

The United States, Russia and Japan conducted separate, successful satellite launches March 25 during an unplanned seven-hour triple header. The triple header started with the liftoff of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying the GPS 2F-9 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The launch occurred at 2:36 pm EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

A few hours later, at 6:08 p.m. EDT, an ISC Kosmotros Dnepr rocket lifted off from Dombarovsky, Russia, placing South Korea’s Kompsat-3A Earth-observation satellite into orbit. Finally, a Japanese H-2A rocket launched at 9:21 p.m. EDT from the Tanegashima Space Center, placing the IGS Optical 5 reconnaissance satellite into orbit.

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Thales Alenia Space Chief Touts Program Progress, Cost-cutting Efforts

Satellite builder Thales Alenia Space said its Russian and Turkish satellite production programs are back on track after delays and that its close-quarters work with Russian companies on Europe’s ExoMars missions to Mars is proceeding on schedule despite the current hostility between Russia and the West.

The Franco-Italian company also said it is about to launch the first-ever commercial geostationary telecommunications satellite carrying 3-D-printed components, and that it had introduced robots onto its satellite manufacturing floor this year.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Globe Tracker Adds Satellite Functionality for Intermodal Container Market

 

Globe Tracker and GIT Satellite Communications Announce Strategic Collaboration

MELBOURNE, FL and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2015) - GIT Satellite Communications, a market leader in a wide range of satellite communications solutions, and Globe Tracker International ApS, a pioneer of advanced asset tracking and end-to-end cargo monitoring solutions, announce a strategic collaboration to integrate hardened satellite connectivity into the Globe Tracker Solution. The result will be in response to increasing customer demand for continuous global visibility of intermodal containers and real-time cargo alarms even outside the scope of cellular communications coverage in remote areas.

"Globe Tracker and GIT Satellite Communications are aiming to have the technologies integrated within the next 60 days," says Jim Davis, CEO of Globe Tracker. "We are excited to be working with GIT Satellite Communications so that we may bring more value and solutions to our customers and deliver on the global end-to-end supply chain visibility promise of the Globe Tracker Solution."

"GIT Satellite Communications is pleased to team with Globe Tracker to rapidly bring an integrated solution to the market," says Ginger Washburn, CEO of GIT Satellite Communications. "We are excited to be working with Globe Tracker to extend and enhance their proven solutions in the global advanced asset tracking and cargo monitoring sector."

About GIT Satellite Communications
GIT Satellite Communications provides design, integration, and specialty solutions to global markets, which includes Fortune 100 companies, governmental agencies and enterprise vertical markets. GIT's extensive satellite constellation partnerships provide global communications solutions for global vertical markets with particular emphasis on Industrial solutions for satellite voice and data applications.

Contact: www.gitsat.com or call Jim Hollopeter: 512-918-9502 ext. 104.

About Globe Tracker International, ApS
A privately held Danish company revolutionizing supply chain visibility and profitability, Globe Tracker opened a development center in Beijing, China in February of 2007, and now has offices and development centers in Qingdao, China; Copenhagen, Denmark; Reykjavik, Iceland; Tórshavn Faroe Islands and Melbourne, Florida in America.

For more information: www.globetracker.com or call Don Miller: 1-800-506-4030 ext. 5 or +1-647-984-4693.

 

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jim Hollopeter
    GIT Satellite Communications
    512-918-9502 ext. 104

  • For more information:
    Don Miller
    Globe Tracker International, ApS
    1-800-506-4030 ext. 5 or +1-647-984-4693

Friday, March 20, 2015

This Week in Satellite News! (Mar 13 - Mar 20 2015)

 

WATCH LIVE FRIDAY: 1-Year Crew Launching to Space Station

Three crewmembers will launch to the International Space Station Friday (March 27) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will take about six hours for NASA's Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko to dock with the orbiting outpost. This launch will kick off a year in space for Kelly and Kornienko. NASA TV coverage of the Soyuz launch will start at 2:30 p.m. EDT (1830 GMT), and the launch is set for 3:42 p.m. EDT (1942 GMT).

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Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Nitrogen Discovery on Comet

A peculiar mix of molecular nitrogen on the comet target of Europe's Rosetta spacecraft may offer clues to the conditions that gave birth to the entire solar system.

Molecular nitrogen was one of the key ingredients of the young solar system. Its detection in Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, which Rosetta is currently orbiting, suggests that the comet formed under low-temperature conditions (a requirement to keeping nitrogen as ice), according to officials with the European Space Agency.

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SpaceX Aims To Debut New Version of Falcon 9 this Summer

SpaceX plans to inaugurate its new, more-powerful Falcon 9 rocket this summer, using the same Merlin 1D engine with a modified fuel mix and other changes to extend the company’s planned reuse of the first stage to cover all SpaceX launches, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said.

In March 16 and 17 appearances at the Satellite 2015 conference here, Shotwell said the new-version Falcon 9, which has yet to be named, will be about 30 percent more powerful than the rocket’s current version. California-based SpaceX’s plans to reuse its Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage have been carried out so far by attempted landings in the ocean and on an unmanned ocean barge following launches into low Earth orbit.

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Asking Price Remains Obstacle to Thuraya Sale

Mobile satellite services operator Thuraya is looking to sell itself to rival Inmarsat in a transaction that has long been expected but has been stalled by the two sides’ inability to agree on a price, industry officials said.

Whether this time will be any different is unclear. From earlier self-valuations of around $600 million, Thuraya Telecommunications Co. of the United Arab Emirates has recently come down in price to about $300 million, which may still be too high in the judgment of London-based Inmarsat.

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Bigelow Module Ready To Fly to Space Station

A module built by Bigelow Aerospace will join the International Space Station later this year in a test of both the company’s technology and NASA’s use of alternative contracting techniques.

NASA and Bigelow Aerospace marked the completion of all the development milestones for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) in a ceremony March 12 at the company’s North Las Vegas, Nevada, headquarters. Bigelow built BEAM under a $17.8 million contract NASA awarded in late 2012.

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Lawmakers Appear Divided on Relaxing Terms of RD-180 Ban

The Pentagon’s congressional overseers appear divided over the timetable for weaning the U.S. Air Force from a controversial Russian rocket engine, a matter that sources say likely will not be settled until House and Senate lawmakers meet later this year to finalize the 2016 defense authorization bill.

At issue is the RD-180, the main engine on United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket, which launches the majority of U.S. national security satellites. Denver-based ULA operates two main rockets, the other being the Delta 4, which, though powered by an American-made engine, is 25 percent more expensive and used less frequently than the Atlas 5.

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Virgin Galactic Opens Rocket Plant to Build Satellite Launchers

Virgin Galactic opened its latest commercial spaceflight facility this month to build a new rocket capable of launching small satellites into orbit.

In a ceremony here on March 7, Virgin Galactic unveiled its 150,000-square-foot (46,000 square meters) plant to be the home base for the firm's new LauncherOne operations. LauncherOne is a satellite boost system that will be carried to high altitude by the now-familiar WhiteKnightTwo aircraft. This is the same craft that carries SpaceshipTwo, but these missions will ferry satellites, not humans. LauncherOne detaches at altitude and completes a journey into orbit.

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Antarctica Base Crew to Simulate Space Travel Experiences

A crew of scientists living in Antarctica will simulate spaceflight during the long, cold winter to better understand how humans adapt to long space voyages.

The Antarctica experiment at Halley Research Station is designed to help researchers understand how well crewmembers remember certain skills during a nine-month mission that somewhat resembles a flight to space. For example, some of the crew will be trained on how to dock a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station before starting the mission.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This Week in Satellite News! (Mar 6 - Mar 13 2015)

 

Test of World's Largest Solid Rocket Steeped in Space Shuttle History

When the world's largest solid rocket motor is ignited in Utah this week, it will not leave the ground, but it will fire with components that have a long spaceflight history.

The static fire on Wednesday (March 11) at Orbital ATK's facilities in Promontory, Utah, will mark the fifth test of an advanced, five-segment booster and the first of two such firings planned in support of NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The agency intends to use a pair of the 177-foot-long (54 meter) solid-fuel motors to power the SLS beginning with its first flight in 2018.

The oldest QM-1 solid rocket motor

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Spaceport America for Sale? New Mexico May Be Considering It

A lawmaker in the Land of Enchantment is disenchanted with the state's Spaceport America. For one, the complex would be home for the commercial operations of Virgin Galactic's suborbital space tourism business. A Senate bill to sell New Mexico's Spaceport America facility moved on to the Senate Finance (SFC) with a bipartisan no-recommendation last month.

After a brief debate, the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee (SCORC) voted to move along Senate Bill 267 (SB267), "Sale of Spaceport America," sponsored by Senator George K. Muñoz (D-4-Cibola, McKinley & San Juan).

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How Smart Can Robotic Space Explorers Get?

A typical underwater robot on Earth can do simple tasks, such as moving in a predesigned pattern that is sometimes nicknamed "mowing the lawn." Along the way, it tends to gather thousands or perhaps hundreds of thousands of pictures. How best to sift through all that information? Girdhar believes in the power of pattern recognition.

The key is designing a robotic "brain" that can build a model of all the different things it sees in the world and what it might correspond to. Underwater, for example, a robot would expect to see a lot of sand and rock. Over time, it would build up a database of the various kinds of patterns associated with these terrain types.

Yogesh Girdhar Aqua

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Com Dev Gears Up for Mega-constellaton Opportunity

Satellite component maker Com Dev of Canada on March 9 said it had created a separate “Skunk Works”-type engineering team to prepare the company for bids on one or more of the mega-constellations offering satellite Internet services.

Com Dev specifically said it was working with prospective prime contractors for the proposed 650-satellite OneWeb system. The OneWeb company is expected to create a joint venture this year with the builder of its constellation.

Cambridge, Ontario-based Com Dev has supplied microwave or other components for most of the commercial geostationary-orbit satellites now in service, in addition to providing parts for mobile satellite services provider Iridium’s 66-satellite constellation in low Earth orbit.

Over 40 years, the company has supplied parts to around 900 satellites.

But plans by SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, OneWeb of Britain’s Channel Islands, and others make Com Dev’s record look like weekend garage tinkering. SpaceX, with $900 million from Google, is planning a 4,000-satellite constellation.

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India Allocates $1.2 Billion for Space Activities

Launch vehicle development and production activities are the dominant feature of an Indian Space Research Organisation budget allocation of 73.9 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which begins April 1.

The total, presented to the parliament Feb. 28, is roughly level with the 2014-15 budget presented last year. However, ISRO typically spends significantly less money than is allocated in any given budget year — for 2014-15 it spent just 58 billion rupees of the 72 billion rupee allocation — so it seems likely that spending in the coming year will fall short of 73.9 billion rupees. ISRO spokesman Deviprasad Karnik acknowledged the possibility that ISRO’s budget will be reduced before the end of the year.

MOM launch ISRO

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NASA Urged To Develop Post-International Space Station Strategy

Even though the International Space Station appears likely to remain in use well into the next decade, some in the space industry are pressing NASA to start developing a strategy for what comes after the ISS, an approach that may rely heavily on commercial facilities.

Currently, the five ISS partners — Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States — have agreed to operate the ISS only through 2020. In January 2014, the Obama administration proposed extending ISS operations to at least 2024.

On Feb. 24, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announced that it planned to remain a part of the ISS until 2024, after which time it would establish its own space station, based at least in part on modules from the Russian segment of the ISS. The other three ISS partners have not announced their plans for continued participation in the ISS beyond 2020.

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After Dodging Bullets in Development, MMS Set for Launch

NASA’s formation-flying Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is at last preparing for launch aboard its Atlas 5 rocket after a bullet-dodging development cycle complicated by a mass of bad parts, a government shutdown and a last-minute replan of final environment testing because of a double-booked cryogenic chamber.

After all that, the $850 million heliophysics observatory will launch March 12, about five months late, and cost roughly 3 percent more than estimated in 2009, when NASA Headquarters approved development.

Led by a team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center here, MMS comprises four virtually identical octagonal spacecraft that will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to a highly elliptical 28-degree orbit for a two-year primary mission.

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CNES Gives All-Electric Satellite Research a $30 Million Jolt with More To Come

The French space agency, CNES, on March 9 said a government research program stimulating French industry development of all-electric-propulsion satellites has disbursed 25 million euros ($30 million) for its first phase, with more to come to help with in-flight technology validation.

CNES is motivated by industry forecasts saying that, by 2020, 50 percent of all commercial telecommunications satellites will be all-electric, a design that affords substantial weight savings compared to satellites using chemical propellant.

The French government’s public bond fund started making payments to French industry in 2014.

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SES Opts for Ariane 5 to Launch All Electric SES 15 Satellite

Arianespace won a launch contract from SES to orbit the recently announced all-electric satellite SES 15. Under construction by Boeing on the company’s Boeing 702SP bus, the satellite is scheduled to launch during the second quarter of 2017 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.

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Boeing to Help Develop Emergency Satcom System in Japan

Boeing announced an equity stake in Softbank Satellite Planning Corp., a division of the Tokyo-based Softbank Group, to help create concepts for a national satellite-based disaster response communications system. Softbank plans to evaluate concepts from Boeing and propose them to Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

This Week in Satellite News! (Feb 27 – Mar 6 2015)

 

Dawn Spacecraft's Arrival at Dwarf Planet Ceres: Full Coverage

A NASA spacecraft is expected make its historic arrival in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, marking the first time a human-made probe has visited the cosmic body in history.

The Dawn spacecraft should arrive in orbit around Ceres, the largest celestial object in the main belt of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, on Friday (March 6). Dawn, launched to space in 2007, first studied the protoplanet Vesta (the second-largest body in the asteroid belt) before moving on to Ceres.

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NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Sidelined By 'Short Circuit' Glitch

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an electrical problem last week, and the robot will stay put for a few days while mission engineers try to figure out exactly what happened.

The car-size Curiosity rover suffered a "transient short circuit" on Feb. 27 while it was transferring sample powder from its robotic arm to instruments on its body, NASA officials said. Curiosity halted the activity in response, as it was programmed to do in such situations.

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Google Gives Lick Observatory $1 Million to Relieve Funding Woes

Tech giant Google will give $1 million to Lick Observatory, a University of California facility that has been battling for funds since 2013. The money will go towards general expenses for the next two years and will supplement the $1.5 million annually that the Lick Observatory receives from the university.

"This is very exciting," UC Berkeley astronomy professor Alex Filippenko, who leads fundraising, said in a statement on Feb. 10. "There's a real opportunity to make a difference, through the research, education and public outreach we do at Lick Observatory."

Managers anticipate using the money immediately for two things: stopping occasional closures of the Shane 3-meter telescope due to staff shortages, and developing adaptive optics used to improve telescope imaging.

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NASA Making Plans for Russia’s Secession From ISS

NASA is mulling how it will keep the International Space Station in orbit past 2024 if Russia follows through on plans to detach the orbital outpost’s Russian modules and form a new space station.

“We are responsible for the day-to-day operations and control of the international space station [but] they [Russia] provide propulsion,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said March 5 during a House Appropriations commerce, justice, science subcommittee hearing. “[W]e are planning right now for them to at some point to take away the propulsion module.”

Bolden did not elaborate on the agency’s plans, and NASA spokesman Allard Beutel, reached by email March 5, had no immediate comment.

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Iridium Next Deployment Delayed, Adding to SpaceX’s 2017 Backlog

Mobile satellite services provider Iridium Communications has pushed back the inaugural launch of its second-generation constellation to October, saying payload-software issues need more time to validate.

McLean, Virginia-based Iridium said the four-month delay — which follows a three-month delay for different software concerns in mid-2014 — will have no effect on the in-service date for the 66-satellite Iridium Next constellation.

In a Feb. 26 conference call with investors and a subsequent interview, Iridium Chief Executive Matt Desch said the company has verified with its two launch service providers — Kosmotras of Moscow and SpaceX of Hawthorne, California — that both will be ready to launch on an accelerated schedule starting in October.

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ESA: U.S. Silence on Satellite Explosion No Cause for Alarm

The French and European space agencies have received no word from the U.S. Air Force in the month since the Feb. 3 debris-producing explosion aboard military weather satellite in a heavily trafficked orbit but said they hadn’t expected any.

These officials said nonetheless that if the Air Force’s Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) had concluded that debris from the DMSP-F13 satellite’s explosion placed a European satellite at risk, JSpOC likely would have sent out a notification in the days following the event.

70% of all catalogued objects are in low Earth orbit, as of Oct. 4, 2008, which extends to 2000 km above the Earth's surface. Note: The debris field shown in the image is an artist's impression based on actual data. However, the debris objects are shown at an exaggerated size to make them visible at the scale shown. Credit: ESA

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U.S. Air Force Considers Extending OSP-3 Launch Contracting Vehicle

The U.S. Air Force is planning to modify its current contracting vehicle for launching its mostly experimental small- and medium-class payloads due to a hiatus in activity that is expected to last for at least a third consecutive year.

In 2012, the Air Force awarded Orbital ATK of Dulles, Virginia, SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, and Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver so-called indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts that created a stable of vehicles qualified to launch the small and medium-sized satellites. Actual launch missions under the Orbital-Suborbital Program (OSP)-3 contract are awarded on a case-by-case basis. The program is intended to enhance launch vehicle competition and to give the government flexibility in choosing rockets for specific missions based on cost and risk.

DSCOVR launch

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Iridium satellite phone time settings should be modified after March 3, 2015 in order to display the correct date and time.

 

Instructions on how to modify time settings for:

Iridium GO! devices will handle the time change automatically and do not require reprogramming.

Iridium 9555 and Iridium Extreme® customers can restore the correct time settings by following these steps:

1. Dial *#99#2014051114235500#

2. Press the green key

3. Turn off/on their phone

 

Iridium 9500, 9505 and 9505A customers will need to set the updated time and date from their phone menu.

The extended phone set‐up menu must be set to “On” (see page 137 of Iridium 9505A user guide, page 149 of

the Iridium 9500 user guide, or page 139 of the Iridium 9505 user guide), then follow these instructions to set

time and date:

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