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China Launches Gaofen 2 Earth Observation Satellite – Satellite Today

The Long March 4B rocket carrying China’s Gaofen 2 satellite. Photo: Xinhua [Via Satellite 08-20-2014] On Aug. 19, China launched the Gaofen 2 Earth Observation (EO) satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, located in the country’s Shanxi Province, aboard a Long March 4B rocket. Gaofen 2 is the second of seven planned high definition…

Spaceflight Inc to Build 12 Ground Stations, Starts New Business Division – Satellite Today

Spaceflight Network’s map of projected ground station sites. Photo: Spaceflight Inc. [Via Satellite 07-31-2014] Spaceflight Inc. is expanding its business from focusing primarily on rideshare opportunities for small satellites to include a ground network branch. Officially named Spaceflight Networks, the new branch will provide satellite communications through a global series of ground stations. The company…

SES Opens New Satellite Operations Center in Princeton – Satellite Today

SES’ VP of Software Engineering Tom Nowak showing President and CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh some of the capabilities of the new Princeton SOC. Photo: SES [Via Satellite 07-31-2014] SES has moved the operations for 23 satellites — roughly half the company’s fleet — to a new Satellite Operations Center (SOC) in Princeton, N.J. Satellite controllers…

Final ATV launch sets new European record – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Ariane 5 ES; Payload: ATV 5 "Georges Lemaître"; Date: 29 July, 2347:38 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. Ariane 5 delivered a record payload performance in successfully lofting this fifth and final ATV spacecraft for the European Space Agency (ESA), which resupplies the International Space Station (ISS).