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The Heat Is On For Europe’s First Sentinel
2013-07-10 10:22:33

The first satellite for Europe’s new environmental monitoring programme is being put through some pretty harsh treatment to make sure that it can cope with the huge temperature changes as it orbits Earth.

ESA Successful Reentry Drop Test
2013-06-20 15:08:41

In attempts to further refine Earth reentry technology, the European Space Agency (ESA) has completed a drop test of an initial experimental craft, according to an official statement.

MSG-3 Satellite Ready To Continue Weather-monitoring Service
2012-03-08 03:51:27

International partners are looking ahead to the newest member in a series of weather satellites that deliver images to European forecasters: MSG-3 is set for launch this summer.

Image 1 - A New Generation Of Meteorological Satellites
2012-02-25 05:43:22

Europe’s next fleet of meteorological satellites is set to debut in 2017, following today’s signing of the development contract. While Meteosat Third Generation will ensure full continuity with the current Meteosat satellite family, it will also introduce significant improvements.

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2011-06-22 11:25:48

Alphabus, the world’s largest communication satellite platform, is ready to offer new opportunities for satellite operators worldwide.

2011-04-18 08:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales Alenia Space has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to develop, test and support integration of payload application software for the Iridium NEXT satellites. Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor for Iridium NEXT, the next-generation satellite constellation being designed, built and launched for Iridium Communications Inc., (Nasdaq: IRDM), of McLean, Va.

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2010-11-19 12:47:12

A contract has been signed that will allow the work to start on a new generation of weather satellites for Europe.

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2010-09-20 08:32:16

A new golden age of sailing may be about to begin – in space.


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