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BUSINESS

ViaSat Inc. results Q4 FY 2017
23 May 2017  ViaSat Inc. announced financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter ending 31 March 2017.

FAILURES

Schiaparelli landing investigation completed
24 May 2017  The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

LAUNCHES

Commercial resupply mission to ISS to launch on 1 June
26 May 2017  NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 2155 UTC on 1 June.
Dream Chaser spacecraft passes major milestone
26 May 2017  Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully passed the third integration milestone for the Dream Chaser programme under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) programme, bringing it a major step closer to providing resupply services to the International Space Station (ISS).
Electron makes it into space on first launch but misses orbit
25 May 2017  Rocket Lab said its first Electron rocket reached space on its first test flight but die not achieve orbit. It was launched from the remote Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's North Island at 0420 UTC on 25 May.
Russian early warning satellite launched
25 May 2017  Rocket: Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat-M; Payload: EKS 2/Tundra 12L [Kosmos 2518]; Date: 25 May 2017, 0634 UTC; Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry said the flight went normally and delivered the early warning satellite to its intended orbit.
Boeing, DARPA to design, build, test experimental spaceplane
24 May 2017  Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) programme.
Inmarsat S-band/Hellas Sat 3 shipped to Kourou launch pad
24 May 2017  Europasat, the "Inmarsat S-band/Hellas Sat 3" telecommunication satellite, has been shipped to the Kourou launch pad in French Guyana to be launched by an Ariane 5 rocket in June. This condominium satellite for Inmarsat and Hellas Sat will provide Mobile Satellite Services (MSS), Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS).

SATELLITES

GOES-16 to go East in November
26 May 2017  GOES-16, the most advanced weather satellite NOAA has ever developed, will be moved to the GOES-East position at 75 degrees West, once it is declared operational in November.
China to invest in developing space science satellites
24 May 2017  A fund of RMB160 million (US$23.3 million) was set up to help the development of four space science satellites, as well as advanced scientific research.
ViaSat-2/Eutelsat 172B pre-launch details
24 May 2017  For its sixth launch of the year, and the third Ariane 5 mission in 2017 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, Arianespace will orbit two satellites: ViaSat-2 for ViaSat Inc.; and Eutelsat 172B for Eutelsat.
AsiaSat 9 ready for shipment
23 May 2017  Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) achieved critical milestone of the AsiaSat 9 programme with the successful conclusion of the Satellite Pre-Ship Review (SPSR) meeting with Space Systems Loral (SSL).
SES-14 integrates NASA ultraviolet space spectrograph
23 May 2017  SES announced the successful integration of NASA's Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) hosted payload with SES-14.
SpaceQuest places order for 2 nanosatellite platforms
23 May 2017  GomSpace ApS, a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB, has entered a delivery contract with the U.S. company SpaceQuest, Ltd.
 
 

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