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Summary: 10 Aug 2018 - 15 Aug 2018


 LAUNCHES Up 

New AEHF-4 arrives in Florida, prepares for launch
15 Aug 2018 - The U.S. Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) programme completed a major programme milestone on 27 July successfully delivering the AEHF-4 satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. >>>

Indian launch plans: GSAT-11, -30, -31, -32, Chandrayaan 2
13 Aug 2018 - Arianespace is to launch three more heavy Indian satellites from Kourou in French Guiana over the next nine months, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said. >>>

Parker Solar Probe successfully launched
12 Aug 2018 - Rocket: Delta IV Heavy; Payload: Parker Solar Probe [formerly Solar Probe Plus]; Date: 12 August 2018, 0931 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The launch was scrubbed on Saturday due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold. There was not enough time remaining in the window to recycle. >>>

Aeolus encapsulated into Vega launcher
10 Aug 2018 - Aeolus, the European Space Agency's wind sensing satellite, has been encapsulated into the Vega launcher at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou ready for launch on 21 August at 2120 UTC. >>>

Rocket Lab chooses RUAG Space as preferred supplier
10 Aug 2018 - RUAG Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) creating a new agreement in the small launcher market, in support of flying RUAG separation systems on the Electron Launch Vehicle. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

Aeolus pre-launch details
14 Aug 2018 - For Arianespace's fifth launch of the year, and the first in 2018 with Vega, the company will orbit the Aeolus satellite - the world's first space mission to acquire profiles of the Earth's wind on a global scale, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA). >>>

Swedish Space Corporation supports handover of 4 Galileo spacecraft
13 Aug 2018 - Engineering services teams of spacecraft controllers, spacecraft operations engineers and ground operations engineers based at the DLR GfR Galileo Control Center supported the recent operations handover of four Galileo satellites. The handover has taken place after a successful LEOP completion by CNES. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

ViaSat Inc. results Q1 FY 2019
12 Aug 2018 - ViaSat Inc. announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ending 30 June 2018. >>>

Eutelsat sells interest in Eutelsat 25B
10 Aug 2018 - Eutelsat has sold its interest in the Eutelsat 25B satellite operated at 25.5 degrees East to the co-owner of the satellite, Es'hailSat, for a consideration of €135 million. >>>

 

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