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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).

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.

P120C solid rocket motor successfully tested – Satellite News Digest

The P120C was successfully tested on 16 July in Kourou, French Guiana, on the BEAP test bench for solid rocket motors, operated by the French space agency CNES. This successful test of the first P120C ever produced is a major step in the development of the future European launchers, Ariane 6 and Vega-C.