O3b is going to remain customer of Thales Alenia Space / Arianespace tandem for next few years. Contract announced on Cannes on 10 December 2015 consist manufacturing next eight satellites to improve capabilities of O3b. Contract value was not precisely stated, but previously O3B acquired $460 million from investors for finishing constellation of satellites. It seems that…Read More
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Angara rocket was announced as future modular launch vehicle for commercial and not commercial use with high potential even covering lifting manned Moon lander. Is it really possible that economical problem would limit possibilities of using new rocket in favor to old launch vehicles and cancel Russian plans for manned Moon mission before 2030 ? Problems of Russian space industry are nothing Continue Reading...more
Yesterday, on 3 February 2016 Lockheed announced about their success in Japan - company was awarded contract for new satellite from JCSAT series. SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is Japanese broadcasting company operating on Direct TV market almost since nine years with headquarters in Tokyo. Company is focused on space & satellite business with particular contribution of multi-channel pay TV. SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation Continue Reading...more
NASA scheduled for 28th May 2016 13:00 GMT another attempt of inflating Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. Module attached to Earthed facing Node III (Tranquility) berthing port of International Space Station is first in history habitable inflated module attached to space station. Success was achieved but with two attempts and prolonged time of inflating. Many hours of Jeff Williams work along with Continue Reading...more