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NOAA Weather Satellite Arrives in Geostationary Orbit

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite on Monday reached geostationary orbit and is set to carry out the second deployment phase for solar array components Tuesday. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S officially adopted the name GOES-17 following its arrival at the geostationary orbit and is scheduled to enter the post-launch calibration …

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DoD IG Evaluates Quality Mgmt Practices at EELV Contractor Production Facilities

The Defense Department‘s Office of Inspector General has called for a root cause analysis and implementation of corrective measures to address contractor nonconformities identified during a review of quality management practices under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. DoD OIG made the recommendation to the heads of the EELV System Program Office …

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House Appropriations Panel Proposes $22M Budget for FAA Commercial Space Transpo Office

The House Appropriations Committee’s transportation, housing and urban development bill would allocate $21.6 million in fiscal 2018 funds to the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space transportation office, Space News reported Tuesday. The proposed budget in the draft appropriations bill reflects a $1.7 million increase from AST’s funds under the omnibus …

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Commerce Dept: NOAA Renames Weather Satellite GOES-16 After Entry Into Geostationary Orbit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially named its first geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 nearly 10 days after it launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket on Nov. 19. Lockheed Martin-built GOES-16, previously known as GOES-R, has started to move into its geostationary checkout orbit after the satellite …

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Navy’s MUOS-5 Comms Satellite Deploys Antennas, Solar Arrays After Arrival at Operational Orbit

The U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite has fielded its antennas and solar arrays after the MUOS team maneuvered the spacecraft into operational orbit, the Navy reported Thursday. The Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-5 satellite reached operational orbit four months after it launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air …

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