August 2018

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

1st ViaSat-3 payload module structure shipped – Satellite News Digest

Viasat Inc. announced the first ViaSat-3 payload module structure, built by Boeing, arrived at Viasat’s Tempe, Arizona facility. With the initial payload module structure now at Viasat’s facility, the company can begin payload integration and testing for the first ViaSat-3 class satellite that is scheduled to provide broadband service over the Americas, starting in 2020.…

Progress MS-08 de-orbited – Satellite News Digest

Fragments of Russia’s Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft, which was deorbited on 30 August 2018 following a weeklong experiment, splashed down in a remote area of the Pacific Ocean, a Russian Mission Control Center official said.

Aerojet Rocketdyne demos AEPS capabilities – Satellite News Digest

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed its early systems integration test for NASA’s Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) programme, a next-generation propulsion capability that will further enable deep space missions. Under the AEPS contract, Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop and qualify a 13-kilowatt Hall thruster string.