July 2020

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

Delay of the day: Proton M/Ekspress – Satellite News Digest

The launch of a Proton-M rocket with Russia’s Ekspress-80 and Ekspress-103 telecoms satellites has been delayed for twenty-four hours to hold additional checks of assemblies and equipment, the Russian federal space agency Roskosmos said in a statement. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072901

ULA Atlas V set to launch Mars 2020 mission – Satellite News Digest

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch NASA’s Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover. The launch is on track for 30 July at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is planned for 1150 UTC at the opening of a two-hour launch window. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072800

Quantum completes radio-frequency tests – Satellite News Digest

The first European satellite capable of being completely repurposed after launch — developed within an ESA Partnership Project for Eutelsat and built by Airbus on an SSTL platform — has concluded its radio-frequency tests at a specialised facility in Toulouse. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072801