June 2018

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

EDRS-C undergoing final tests – Satellite News Digest

ESA’s laser satellite EDRS-C will be undergoing last tests before launch. This final set will make sure the satellite and its optical payload can withstand the challenging conditions of lift off and subsequent life in space once launched next year. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018062001

S7 wants Soviet-designed moon rocket engines – Satellite News Digest

Russia’s S7 Space, part of the S7 Group, plans to build a plant in Samara to produce Soviet-designed NK-33 and NK-43 rocket engines for super heavy-lift launch vehicles and intends to purchase production capacities from the state-owned United Engine Corporation (UEC) for this purpose, S7 Space General Director Sergey Sopov said in an interview. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018061900

MEOSAR ground systems for Togo, Canada – Satellite News Digest

Togo and Thales Alenia Space announced that they have signed a contract for a ground station to be installed in Lomé, Togo, to be used for the search and rescue (SAR) of persons in distress, mainly using the Galileo satellite positioning system. In related news, Canada has awarded Thales Canada Phase II of the MEOSAR…