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Articles Tagged with ''space''

Thales Alenia Space wins French milsatcom contract

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DGAFrench defense procurement agency, Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has awarded Thales Alenia Space a design contract to study military space communications capacity to be available by 2019.


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Lockheed Martin and Raytheon complete first launch exercise for next generation GPS satellites

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GPS IIIRaytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellites. The team remains on schedule to achieve launch availability in 2014.


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Curiosity lands on Mars with Crane Interpoint products

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Crane Aerospace & Electronics congratulates National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on the successful landing of Curiosity on the Gale Crater, Mars, with InterpointTM dc-dc converter and EMI filter modules on board. Curiosity’s goal is not to find Martian life, but rather to seek out carbon-based organic compounds that are the building blocks of life, and then to determine whether the Gale Crater landing site was ever suitable for creatures. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on November 26, 2011 via an Atlas V rocket.


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Infineon introduces MOS switching devices for space and avionics applications

Infineon Technologies
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Infineon Technologies has introduced its first power switching devices designed specifically for use in space and avionics applications. The new Radiation Hardened (RH) PowerMOS devices of the BUY25CSXX family are claimed to offer best-in-class performance to support design of energy-efficient power conditioning and power supply systems for space use.


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Boeing ships 3rd GPS IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral for launch

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Boeing GPS IIF satelliteBoeing shipped the third of 12 GPS IIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force from the company's Satellite Development Center in El Segundo to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.


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SEDU announces next generation GaN HEMT for L- and S-Band space applications

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA Inc.
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Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA Inc. (SEDU) will be featuring its enhanced line of GaN HEMTs for satellite applications at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2012 show in Montreal.  


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Thales Alenia Space España delivers X-band images from Earth observation satellite

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Thales Alenia Space España has announced the delivery of the X-band images communications system for the INGENIO satellite, the first Spanish Earth observation satellite. This system acts as a ‘voice’ of the satellite, transmitting to Earth stations images and data generated on board by their instruments, thus enabling the essential function of the mission.


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Thales Alenia Space Deutschland enters Meteosat Third Generation programme

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Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH has signed a contract, worth up to €4 million, with Thales Alenia Space-France in the frame of the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) weather satellites. This contract includes the development and the validation of the operations Satellite Simulator (SATSIM), as well as the Payload Data Generator for all the satellites.


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ESA adopts amplifiers developed by Chalmers for space probes

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Chalmers AntennaResearchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new generation of amplifiers that has the ability to measure data that is currently buried by noise.


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Roke wins UK MoD CubeSat research contract

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Roke Manor ResearchRoke Manor Research Ltd.'s Gioconda industry consortium has been awarded a contract to deliver a major element of a UK MoD's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's research programme.


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