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German Radar Reconnaissance System Launch Awarded To SpaceX
2013-08-09 11:46:28

SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets will deliver three-satellite SARah Constellation that will serve German Ministry of Defense Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The satellites, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH, will replace the current constellation and will be delivered to orbit by two Falcon 9 rockets in 2018 and 2019. "SpaceX looks forward to working with OHB and Astrium,...

2008-10-01 09:00:34

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp ["Jung Praises New Possibility of Reconnaissance for Bundeswehr" - ddp headline] Gelsdorf (ddp) - According to Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung (CDU [Christian Democratic Union]), the Bundeswehr [German Armed Forces] will be able in the future to use information from its own satellite-based radar reconnaissance system. This is important, above all, for foreign operations, the minister said during a visit at the "Strategic...

2008-07-28 06:00:00

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp [Report by Friedrich Kuhn: "Look at Every Corner of the Earth - New Satellite Reconnaissance of the Bundeswehr Helps in Afghanistan in the Hunt for Taleban Fighters"] Gelsdorf - In the future, the Bundeswehr can look at every corner of the earth with "super eyes." Beginning in the fall, its new satellites of the SAR-Lupe reconnaissance system can also help from space in the hunt for Taleban fighters in Afghanistan. All information...

2008-07-23 09:00:00

Russia sends German satellite into space MOSCOW, July 22 (Xinhua) -- A Russian carrier rocket sent a German reconnaissance satellite into orbit on Tuesday, a Space Forces spokesman said. "A Kosmos 3M carrier rocket, launched at 6:40 a.m. Moscow time (0240 GMT) from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, has successfully orbited a German SAR-Lupe satellite," Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying. Control over the satellite has been passed to...

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