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    Thales Alenia Space has inked a contract with the European Space Agency to help design the payload module for a joint science mission between ESA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The module for the Solar Wind Magnetospheric Ionospheric Link Explorer (SMILE) will host customer furnished science instruments from China, Canada and the U.K., Thales said Monday. […]

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    Imarsat has selected France-based company Arianespace to help launch a fifth Global Xpress communications satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace said Friday it aims to send Global Express-5 satellite for Inmarsat into orbit with the  Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher platform within the second half of 2019. Thales Alenia Space will build GX-5 based on the modernized […]

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    SpaceX has deployed a Thales Alenia Space-built communications satellite into orbit for South Korean operator KTSAT using the Falcon 9 rocket. Thales said Monday the KOREASAT-5A satellite is currently positioned at 113 degrees East and designed to provide internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services for KTSAT’s customers in the Middle East and multiple Asian countries. KOREASAT-5A is derived from […]

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    Thales Alenia Space has begun to operate company-developed “collaborative” robots to support satellite production efforts alongside human employees at two separate facilities. The company said Wednesday its Collaborative Robot Addressed To Operative Solutions platform is currently deployed at a plant in L’Aquila, Italy, while the Saphir robot is located at a facility in Cannes, France. CRATOS works to […]

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    A joint venture of Thales and Leonardo has received three contracts to produce technologies that can help NASA accomplish human space exploration missions and address commercialization objectives of the agency’s industry partners. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital ATK will collaborate with Thales Alenia Space under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative as part of efforts to expand architectures designed […]

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    SpaceX plans to launch on May 4 its updated Falcon 9 rocket from a launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to bring into orbit a Thales Alenia Space-built communications satellite for Bangladesh, Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday. The rocket’s Block 5 configuration will take off to send into space the Bangabandhu 1 satellite designed […]

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    Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce has said the company has launched a new program that aims to develop new spacecraft to build up its fleets of Ka– and L-band satellites in an effort to meet demand, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Pearce said Wednesday at an earnings call that the GX Flex program, which is now in the […]

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    An updated configuration of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Friday from a launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to bring into orbit Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite, Spaceflight Now reported Friday. The first-stage booster of the rocket’s Block 5 version landed on SpaceX’s drone ship approximately 400 miles east of Cape Canaveral after […]

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    A spacecraft took off Monday aboard Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket to deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The launch of the Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft, also known as S.S. J.R. Thompson, from NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia serves as the company’s ninth cargo delivery mission to the […]

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    Imarsat has selected France-based company Arianespace to help launch a fifth Global Xpress communications satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace said Friday it aims to send Global Express-5 satellite for Inmarsat into orbit with the  Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher platform within the second half of 2019. Thales Alenia Space will build GX-5 based on the modernized […]

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    SpaceX has deployed a Thales Alenia Space-built communications satellite into orbit for South Korean operator KTSAT using the Falcon 9 rocket. Thales said Monday the KOREASAT-5A satellite is currently positioned at 113 degrees East and designed to provide internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services for KTSAT’s customers in the Middle East and multiple Asian countries. KOREASAT-5A is derived from […]

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    Thales Alenia Space has begun to operate company-developed “collaborative” robots to support satellite production efforts alongside human employees at two separate facilities. The company said Wednesday its Collaborative Robot Addressed To Operative Solutions platform is currently deployed at a plant in L’Aquila, Italy, while the Saphir robot is located at a facility in Cannes, France. CRATOS works to […]

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    A joint venture of Thales and Leonardo has received three contracts to produce technologies that can help NASA accomplish human space exploration missions and address commercialization objectives of the agency’s industry partners. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital ATK will collaborate with Thales Alenia Space under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative as part of efforts to expand architectures designed […]

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    SpaceX plans to launch on May 4 its updated Falcon 9 rocket from a launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to bring into orbit a Thales Alenia Space-built communications satellite for Bangladesh, Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday. The rocket’s Block 5 configuration will take off to send into space the Bangabandhu 1 satellite designed […]

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    Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce has said the company has launched a new program that aims to develop new spacecraft to build up its fleets of Ka– and L-band satellites in an effort to meet demand, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Pearce said Wednesday at an earnings call that the GX Flex program, which is now in the […]

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    An updated configuration of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Friday from a launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to bring into orbit Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite, Spaceflight Now reported Friday. The first-stage booster of the rocket’s Block 5 version landed on SpaceX’s drone ship approximately 400 miles east of Cape Canaveral after […]

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    An Orbital ATK spacecraft took off Monday aboard the company’s Antares rocket to deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The launch of the Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft designated S.S. J.R. Thompson from NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia serves as the company’s ninth cargo delivery mission to the orbiting laboratory under the […]

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    Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary and Thales Alenia Space have forged an alliance with the goal to build a fleet of low-Earth orbit satellites and an end-to-end system for Telesat. The partnership’s offering will include designing satellites, gateways, user terminals, operations centers and ground network, Maxar said Monday. Telesat aims to build a satellite constellation to deliver communications services intended […]

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    Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company intends to deboost the last batch of its legacy satellites in the first quarter of 2019 as it plans to transition all network functions to the Iridium NEXT constellation, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, told reporters Monday at World Satellite Business Week in Paris the company has […]

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