August 2016

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

Sky Muster II delivered to Kourou – Satellite News Digest

Space Systems Loral announced that its second high performance satellite designed and built for Australia’s national broadband network (nbn) has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace.

Sentinel-1A solar panel hit by micrometeoroid – Satellite News Digest

ESA engineers have discovered that a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite was hit by a millimetre-size particle in orbit on 23 August. Thanks to onboard cameras, ground controllers were able to identify the affected area. So far, there has been no effect on the satellite’s routine operations.