July 2018

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

Russia begins work on Soyuz-5 – Satellite News Digest

Russia has begun work on a new Soyuz-5 carrier rocket, chief of Russia’s state space corporation Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying. The process would "mobilise all space industry, refresh it and utilise our strong development and production capabilities." http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018072301

Next Galileo launch set for 25 July – Satellite News Digest

For its fourth launch of the year, Arianespace will orbit four more satellites (satellites 23 to 26) for the Galileo constellation. This mission is being performed on behalf of the European Commission under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA). http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018071700

MDA announces acquisition of Neptec Design Group – Satellite News Digest

MDA, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), announced it has acquired Neptec Design Group Ltd. (Neptec), an electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems and high-performance intelligent Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) company for C$42 million, comprised of approximately C$8 million in cash and the balance in Maxar common shares. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018071701