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ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Arrives In French Guiana
2012-08-08 07:56:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After traveling nearly 5,000 miles from Thales Alenia Space in Rome, Italy, the next Galileo navigation satellite arrived at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana August 7 to begin preparations for an October launch into orbit. The satellite, enclosed in a protective, air-conditioned container, was accompanied by a four-person team from Thales, plus two representatives, one each from Astrium and the European Space Agency (ESA)....

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...

NASA To Deliver Commercial Research Equipment To Station
2012-02-16 04:50:56

NASA, Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC are teaming up to expand the research capability of the International Space Station through delivery of a small commercial centrifuge facility that will conduct molecular and cellular investigations on plant and animal tissue. The centrifuge enhances NanoRacks' existing suite of lab equipment aboard the space station, which includes microscopes and a plate reader used to detect biological, chemical or physical activity in samples....

2012-02-15 13:55:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC are teaming up to expand the research capability of the International Space Station through delivery of a small commercial centrifuge facility that will conduct molecular and cellular investigations on plant and animal tissue. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The centrifuge enhances NanoRacks' existing suite of lab equipment aboard the space...

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...

Sentinel-2 Shapes Up For Testing
2011-11-30 12:19:29

An important milestone has been reached in the development of Sentinel-2. The satellite platform has been delivered to Germany where it will be integrated and tested with the various components that make up this sophisticated new craft to monitor Earth´s land surfaces. Manufactured by CASA in Spain, the platform has now been installed in the cleanroom at Astrium´s facilities in Friedrichshafen. The platform provides the structure on which to mount the payload instruments and...

2011-10-05 07:00:00

Acktar Ltd. has successfully completed the black optical coating of the â˜flight hardwareâ parts for the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) - 'super-eye' instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The parts were delivered to EADS-Astrium â“ the prime contractor for NIRSpec â“ and to numerous european sub-contractors in the consortium. Kiryat Gat, Israel (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Acktar Ltd. has...

EDRS Becoming A Reality
2011-10-04 11:03:46

A public—private partnership contract signed with Astrium means that ESA is moving ahead with an independent, European satellite system that will speed up the transmission of large quantities of data beginning in 2014. The public—private partnership (PPP) for the European Data Relay System (EDRS) demonstrates ESA´s capability to pull together resources and knowhow from several partners under an efficient and operational scheme. The PPP approach allows industry to take...

2011-07-11 16:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the European Space Agency's ATV-2 (Johannes Kepler) successfully completed a major series of reboost maneuvers on the International Space Station (ISS) using four Aerojet model R-4D-11 110-pound bipropellant rocket engines. The series consisted of four burns of more than 140 minutes in total duration between June 12 and June 17, consuming a total of approximately 2800 kg of...