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  • Iridium NEXT constellation upgrade completed

    Cullen DesforgesFebruary 12th, 2019

    Iridium Communications announced last week in a press conference that it had finished its 10-year satellite upgrade project known as Iridium NEXT.

  • Soyuz ST-B launcher lofts O3b quartet to orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 9th, 2018

    Arianespace successfully conducted its second launch this year on Friday, March 9 lofting four O3b communications satellites to orbit.

  • Thales Alenia Space opens its subsidiary in Poland

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 9th, 2015

    Thales Alenia Space (TAS ), a European aerospace company, announced Monday, June 8, that it has opened its subsidiary in Poland. During a press conference in Warsaw, the newly-created Thales Alenia Space Polska (TASP ) revealed its plans to strengthen cooperation with the Polish Space Agency, local research centers and industry to support Poland in the construction […]

  • SpaceX successfully lofts Turkmenistan satellite

    Joe LatrellApril 27th, 2015

    Turkmenistan heralded a new era of communications with the successful launch of their first national satellite. Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) lofted the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT to a geostationary transfer orbit at 7:03 p.m. EDT (23:03 GMT). Nine minutes after liftoff, the spacecraft was reporting operational status in a low-Earth parking orbit. This launch comes just two weeks […]

  • IXV spaceplane’s successful test makes European aerospace company proud

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 22nd, 2015

    On Feb. 11, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), atmospheric reentry demonstrator, successfully completed its first test flight, ending with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The spacecraft traveled to an altitude of approximately 250 miles and left one aerospace company in particular bursting with pride over the very successful test.

  • Four O3b satellites successfully launched atop Arianespace Souyz ST-B

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 10th, 2014

    At 2:55 PM (18:55 GMT) today, four O3b satellites lifted off from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana atop an Arianespace Soyuz ST-B. The mission delivered a new installation of O3b Networks’ space-based constellation of satellites designed to supply internet services and telecommunications with a fiber-optic network.