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Summary: 13 Jul 2017 - 19 Jul 2017


 LAUNCHES Up 

New Soyuz MS-05 to launch on 28 July
19 Jul 2017 - RSC Energia specialists at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed operations to fill a manned transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS-05 with propellant components and compressed gases. >>>

New SNC orders two Atlas V launches for Dream Chaser cargo system
19 Jul 2017 - Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) commercially developed Atlas V rocket to launch the first two missions of its Dream Chaser cargo system in support of NASA's Cargo Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract. >>>

New Russia to start manufacturing medium-class Proton 5
19 Jul 2017 - Russia's Progress Rocket and Space Centre is ready to manufacture new Soyuz-5 medium-class carrier rocket (a.k.a. Feniks), Progress CEO Alexander Kirilin was quoted as saying. >>>

Vega to launch two satellites on 2 August
17 Jul 2017 - The lightweight Vega launcher for Arianespace's upcoming mission is undergoing final checkout in French Guiana, readying it to receive a dual-passenger payload consisting of the Venµs and OPTSAT-3000 Earth observation satellites. >>>

Soyuz launches 73 satellites
14 Jul 2017 - Rocket: Soyuz 2-1.a/Fregat; Payload: Kanopus-V-IK spacecraft and 72 secondary payloads; Date: 14 July 2017, 0636 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The satellites were accurately placed on target orbits during a mission that lasted almost ten hours. This was the eighth Soyuz family launch in 2017. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

TDRS-M damaged less than 3 weeks before launch
17 Jul 2017 - NASA said that one of the antennas on TDRS-M was damaged last Friday. The accident involving the satellite's Omni S-band antenna occurred at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, on 14 July. >>>

ISS-Reshetnev's Blagovest satellite delivered to cosmodrome
13 Jul 2017 - Blagovest, the new telecommunications satellite designed and built by Information Satellite Systems - Reshetnev Company, has safely arrived at the Baikonur cosmodrome. >>>


 LAW & ORDER Up 

MDA acquisition of DigitalGlobe needs additional time
13 Jul 2017 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and DigitalGlobe, Inc. have provided several updates related to the status of the pending acquisition of DigitalGlobe by a wholly owned subsidiary of MDA. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Space Systems) results Q2 2017
18 Jul 2017 - Lockheed Martin reported second quarter 2017 financial results. >>>


 NAVIGATION Up 

IAI, Honeywell Aerospace sign MoU for GPS anti-jam system
18 Jul 2017 - An advance GPS anti-jam navigation system is to be jointly developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries and Honeywell Aerospace, the companies announced. >>>

 

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