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2013-12-09 08:20:42

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrium, the world's second largest space company, and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a teaming agreement that formalizes the companies' plans to compete for the role as lead system engineers and integrators for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Ballistic Missile Defense Program. NATO's BMD Program oversees the development and execution of ballistic missile defense capabilities, which expanded in 2012 to include the defense of...

2013-08-06 16:20:13

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A deployable reflector and boom system made by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), successfully deployed on-orbit Aug. 3 aboard the Alphasat spacecraft that will provide commercial broadband telecommunications services to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Photos accompanying this release are available at...

Ultra-fast Satellite Computer Inaugurated By University Of Stuttgart
2013-08-05 09:23:57

AlphaGalileo Foundation One of the quickestand most compact satellite computers in the work was inaugurated today at the University of Stuttgart. The computer is the centrepiece of the ultra-modernsmall satellite platform "Flying Laptop", which was developed by students at the Institute of Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart with the support of the Baden-Wurttemberg space industry. At the beginning of 2014, the Stuttgart small satellite with three camera systems is to record,...

2013-06-27 00:20:43

STOCKHOLM and LONDON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tail-f Systems, a leading provider of on-device management and programmability solutions, and Metaswitch Networks, today announced that Astrium Services' subsidiary ND SatCom has selected a joint offering that includes Tail-f's ConfD and Metaswitch's IP routing solutions to deliver routing and network management through its satellite communication applications. Tail-f has partnered with Metaswitch in order to help businesses reduce...

Alphasat Experiences Simulated Conditions It Will Face In Space
2013-02-08 13:45:00

ESA Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe´s largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer. Testing at Intespace in Toulouse, France, simulated conditions close to those Alphasat will experience in flight, including the intense cold of its transfer orbits in the early stages of the mission. Not only was Alphasat´s ability to control its temperature tested, but other features were...

2012-07-19 02:22:32

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, Inc. today announced that it has been selected by EADS Astrium and a consortium of scientific organizations as the sole provider of in situ instruments for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in London, England during the 2012 Olympic Games. The goal of the London pilot is to demonstrate Astrium's new Emissions Measurement Service (EMS), which uses stationary, mobile and airborne instruments to measure GHG emissions...

2012-06-28 02:21:50

ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrium, the number one company in Europe for space technologies and systems, has successfully completed a set of tests on tank structures proving that key design and manufacturing processes used for Ariane launchers are ready for production of the Liberty commercial launch vehicle second stage with ATK (NYSE: ATK). Download film of the tests at: http://46.218.194.177/astrium/ASTRIUM_LIBERTY The tests covering load-carrying cryogenic tanks...

2012-05-09 14:20:16

LOS ANGELES and ARLINGTON, Va., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today it has developed Liberty into a complete commercial crew transportation system, including the spacecraft, abort system, launch vehicle, and ground and mission operations, designed from inception to meet NASA's human-rating requirements with a potential for the first test flight in 2014 and Liberty crewed flight in 2015. The company also announced Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide support to...

Russian Rocket Launches Six Satellites From French Guiana
2011-12-18 05:31:40

A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off this weekend from French Guiana´s Sinamary spaceport, only the second time a Soyuz rocket has ever lifted off from the European Space Agency´s (ESA) new launch facility in South America. The rocket carried six low-orbit military-industrial satellites into space, including France´s Pleiades 1 satellite, designed to generate 3D and color images for both military and industrial use. The satellite has been designed to take pictures on the ground...

Clear Forecast For Weather-monitoring Mission
2011-11-08 09:54:39

International partners are looking ahead to Europe's second polar-orbiting mission dedicated to operational meteorology — MetOp-B is set for launch next May. The Meteorological Operational satellite program is providing weather data services for monitoring the climate and improving weather forecasts. The first satellite in the series, MetOp-A, was launched in 2006. It continues to collect data on Earth´s temperature, humidity, wind speed, ozone and trace gases such as carbon...