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February 21, 2012
Swarm constellation heads north
Paris (ESA) Feb 21, 2012
The three satellites that make up ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission were unvieled last week to the media. Following a demanding testing programme, the satellites were displayed in the cleanroom before they are shipped to Russia for their July launch. Swarm is ESA's first constellation of Earth observation satellites designed to measure the magnetic signals from Earth's core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere, providing data that will allow scientists to study the complexities of ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Central and eastern Europe make history with small satellites
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PW-Sat, Poland's first satellite launched into orbit
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First Polish satellite delivered to ESTEC
PW-Sat, a student Cubesat project and the first Polish satellite, has just been delivered to ESTEC in the Netherlands. This is an important step towards the launch of this mission. PW-Sat is a ... more
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Iran to launch research satellite into space
Iran is going to launch domestically- built Navid satellite by Safir satellite launcher by the end of March 2012, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday. Navid (promise) is a re ... more
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SSTL celebrates 30th anniversary of groundbreaking satellite UoSAT-1
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of Surrey's first satellite, UoSAT-1. Launched into orbit on 6th October 1981, UoSAT-1 was designed and b ... more
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NRL TacSat-4 Spacecraft Encapsulated
The Naval Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite IV (TacSat-4) has been encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-IV+ launch vehicle in preparation fo ... more
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Proba-2 fuel tank refilled from 'solid gas'
Sometimes all it takes is fresh air to get a new lease of life. ESA's Proba-2 microsatellite is a good example: an influx of nitrogen has replenished its fuel tank, in the process demonstrating a wh ... more
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MSU, UR launch satellite from Russia
A Russian Dnepr rocket roared out of a silo launcher into space carrying a satellite with hardware designed and built at Morehead State University. The rocket launched from Yasny, Russia, on the Kaz ... more
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Launch date set for NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites
SSTL has announced that it will launch the NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites on behalf of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) by a Dnepr launch vehicle from Y ... more
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Andrews Space and ISIS Partner to Offer SENTRY NanoSat Bus to International Customers
Andrews Space and Innovative Solutions In Space have teamed up to offer the SENTRY Nanospacecraft platform to international customers. Andrews has developed the SENTRY NanoSat platform for spa ... more
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Iran to send new satellite into space
Chancellor of Iran's Sharif University Reza Roustazad said Monday that Iran plans to launch a new domestically-manufactured satellite dubbed Sharif in the near future, the semi-official Mehr news ag ... more
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NASA and Sweden Partner on Small Spacecraft Technology Development
NASA and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) are collaborating to develop powerful low-cost satellites for advanced space missions. Miniaturization is a recent trend in space exploration, ... more
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NASA Announces Next Opportunity For Cubesat Space Missions
NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch between 2012 and 2014. These miniature spacecraft, known as CubeSats, could be auxiliary payload on previou ... more
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Cosmonauts launch Gagarin satellite on second try
Two Russian cosmonauts on Thursday completed a marathon spacewalk in which they launched a student-made satellite honouring the first spaceman Yuri Gagarin after initially aborting the delicate task. ... more
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Russians abort nanosatellite launch during space walk
Two Russian cosmonauts on Wednesday embarked on a six-hour space walk from the International Space Station that ran into immediate problems when they aborted a bid to launch a mini-satellite in honour of Yuri Gagarin. ... more
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Russian Spacewalkers to Move Cargo Boom, Deploy Ham Radio Satellite
Two Russian cosmonauts will leave the confines of the International Space Station on Aug.3 to move a cargo boom from one airlock to another, install a prototype laser communications system and deplo ... more
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Final Nanosatellite Launched from Space Shuttle Atlantis
The final satellite launched in the 30-year lifetime of the shuttle program, the latest in a series of nanosatellites built by The Aerospace Corporation with support from the Space and Missile Syste ... more
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SSTL expands into state-of-the-art technical facility
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has moved its technical operations into The Kepler Building, a new Pounds 10 million state-of-the-art technical facility, providing assembly, testing and inte ... more
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    Iran launches another satellite
    Iran has launched a Rasad Safir rocket, which carried and placed the Rasad satellite into low Earth orbit. ... more
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    Students Build Planet-Hunting Miniature Satellite
    Most college finals end up in a stack on a professor's desk. For one group of MIT students, however, their three-semester long project has a slightly different destination - outer space. The f ... more
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    Setting Sight on a Single Star
    NASA recently selected 20 small satellites to fly as auxiliary cargo aboard rockets that are planned to launch in 2011 and 2012. These small "CubeSats" are nanosatellites, measuring approximat ... more
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    Iran wants to retrieve satellite built in Italy
    Iran is pressing Italy over a satellite, Mesbah-1, built by an Italian company in 2005 but never delivered to Tehran, a top Iranian space official said Tuesday. ... more
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    First Student-Developed Mission In Which Satellites Orbit And Communicate Led By UT Students
    Two satellites designed and constructed by students at the Cockrell School of Engineering successfully separated in space March 22, completing the most crucial goal of the mission since its Nov. 19 ... more
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    SSTL Welcomes The Chancellor'S National Space Technology Program
    British pioneer of small satellites, SSTL, has welcomed the UK Chancellor George Osborne's announcement of a new 10m pounds National Space Technology Program and changes to export regulations and UK ... more
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    Iran Sends Rocket, Capsule Into Space
    Iran on Thursday signalled a broadening of its space ambitions by announcing the launch of a new rocket and a test capsule designed to house a monkey, amid Western concerns over its scientific advan ... more
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    Iran sends rocket, capsule into space: IRNA
    Iran on Thursday signalled a broadening of its space ambitions by announcing the launch of a new rocket and a test capsule designed to house a monkey, amid Western concerns over its scientific advances. ... more
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