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MBRSC awards H-IIA launch services contract to MHI Thursday, March 24, 2016 Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has secured a new order for H-IIA launch services from the UAE's Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), for launching Emirates Mars Mission's...

Eutelsat awards all-electric satellite contract to SSL Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Global satellite operator Eutelsat has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) to provide a high power all-electric satellite, called Eutelsat...

Thales qualifies PPU Mk3 power supply units for thrusters on all-electric satellites Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Thales Alenia Space Belgium has announced the qualification of its new-generation PPU Mk3 power supply units for the plasma thrusters to be equipped on upcoming all-electric...

Three Expedition 47 members arrives at ISS aboard Soyuz Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Three Expedition 47 members have arrived at the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) onboard a Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft, which was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

Northrop wins JPSS microwave sounder contract from Nasa Monday, March 21, 2016 Nasa has awarded a sole source contract modification to US-based company Northrop Grumman for two advanced technology microwave sounder (ATMS) instruments, on behalf of the National Oceanic...

Thales and Sener to develop optical observation instruments for space missions Friday, March 18, 2016 Thales Alenia Space has signed a deal with Spanish technology and engineering group Sener to jointly evaluate their collaboration in the future development of optical instruments for...

Nasa plans fire safety experiment on spacecraft on 22 March Thursday, March 17, 2016 Nasa is planning to conduct the first of three planned flight experiments in an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo vehicle on 22 March, in order to help understand the behaviour of an accidental fire in...

Millennium Space Systems to expand El Segundo spacecraft facility in California Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Millennium Space Systems is expanding its existing spacecraft factory in El Segundo, California, US, which is located close to the Los Angeles Air Force Base and the Aerospace...

Nasa picks four proposals to develop solar array technologies for deep space missions Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Nasa's Game Changing Development (GCD) programme has chosen four proposals to develop solar array technologies, which will help spacecraft to explore destinations beyond low-Earth orbit,...

SSL delivers JCSAT-14 satellite to launch site in Florida, US Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Space Systems Loral (SSL) has delivered the JCSAT-14 telecommunication satellite to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida,...

Russia launches Resurs-P No.3 Earth observation satellite Monday, March 14, 2016 Russia space agency Roscosmos has successfully launched the Resurs-P No.3 Earth observation satellite into space from...

SES partners with ESA and OHB to develop fully electric propulsion satellite Monday, March 14, 2016 Global satellite operator SES has teamed up with European Space Agency (ESA) and OHB System to develop the next phase of the Electra new-generation satellite programme, which aims to build a...

ESA and Russian space agency launch ExoMars satellite Monday, March 14, 2016 The European and Russian space agencies have launched the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (ExoMars) satellite from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, to find the source of methane gas in Mars's...

ISRO launches sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F Friday, March 11, 2016 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the country's sixth navigation satellite, IRNSS-1F, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota,...

Aerojet and Nasa tests RS-25 deep space rocket engine Friday, March 11, 2016 Nasa has collaborated with Aerojet Rocketdyne to test-fire a RS-25 flight engine, known as E2059, for its new Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift launch vehicle for...

Arianespace launches Eutelsat 65 West A satellite into orbit Thursday, March 10, 2016 Arianespace has launched Eutelsat 65 West A telecommunications satellite into space from the launch pad of Guiana Space Center (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana....

Jacobs to provide aerospace testing, facility operations and maintenance services to Nasa Wednesday, March 09, 2016 Technical, professional and construction services provider Jacobs Engineering Group has secured an aerospace testing and facilities operations and maintenance (ATOM-4) contract at Nasa’s...

SpaceX successfully launches SES-9 satellite but fails at sea landing Monday, March 07, 2016 SpaceX has successfully launched a telecommunication satellite, called SES-9, into space aboard its flagship Falcon 9 rocket, but failed in its attempt to land the reusable main-stage booster...

Kratos secures TT&C antenna and RF system contract for JCSAT-16 satellite from SKY Perfect Thursday, March 03, 2016 Kratos ISI has won a contract from SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC) to design, supply, deliver, install and test a TT&C antenna and related RF system for the JCSAT-16...

SpaceX aborts launch of SES-9 satellite for third time Monday, February 29, 2016 US-based SpaceX has aborted the launch of a SES-9 commercial communications satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket immediately before lift-off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,...

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