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President Trump Space Exploration a National Priority Representatives of Congress and the National Space Council joined President Donald J. Trump, Apollo astronaut Jack Schmitt and current NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for the president’s signing of Space Policy Directive 1, a change in national space policy that provides for a U.S.-led, integrated program with private sector partners for a human return to the Moon, followed by missions to Mars and beyond. Credits: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani   NASA has been through various ups and downs.  There seems to be a renewed ...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | December 11, 2017 - 9:29 pm
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High Altitude Aerial Platform Satellite Replacement? High-altitude pseudo-satellites There have been various attempts at solutions to replace traditional satellites.  The High-Altitude aerial platform has the ability to provide an interesting solution between drones and satellites.  (Editor - EPIQ Space)   Find this article and others on ESA's website here. CROSSING DRONES WITH SATELLITES: ESA EYES HIGH-ALTITUDE AERIAL PLATFORMS 28 November 2017ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a ‘missing link’ be...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | November 30, 2017 - 8:54 pm
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NASA Spacecraft Preparing for Human Deep Space Orion with European Service Module 9 November 2017 There has been a tremendous amount of energy devoted toward placing humans in deep space.  NASA's Orion Spacecraft is on track to developing the latest vehicle to help support effort.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) The Road to Orion's Launch NASA’s Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA’s European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is no...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | November 13, 2017 - 9:50 pm
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Arianespace Makes Launches Look Easy Vega lifts off While we sometimes forget the amount of effort that goes into a successful launch, it is even more compelling when the launch is taking into consideration the disposition of excess debris.  Arianespace makes this all look easy.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) Find this article and others on ESA's website here. 8 November 2017 Vega Launches Earth Observation Satellite for Morocco Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco. Liftoff of Vega’s 11th missio...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | November 7, 2017 - 8:19 pm
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Game-Changing Electric Propulsion Deployed Eutelsat-172B The satellite industry has recognized the significance of All-Electric Satellites.  Boeing has had a successful program for some time.  Airbus has improved their competitiveness with their latest platform.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) ESA ROLE IN EUROPE’S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC TELECOM SATELLITE 17 October 2017Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projec...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | October 25, 2017 - 8:24 pm
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Iridium Next Continues to Change the Satellite Industry   Iridium Next is well on its way to achieving its goal of launching 75 satellites by mid-2018 with the latest launch of 10 satellites.  This program has been helped change the satellite industry with lower than normal radiation requirements in exchange for deep discounts with some of the largest volumes procured for space applications.  Suppliers have developed new lines of products in response to this constellation and others like it.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) SUCCESSFUL 3RD LAUNCH OF 10 IRIDIUM® NEXT SATELLITES! 09.10.2017 ...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | October 9, 2017 - 9:24 pm
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U.S. Reestablishes National Space Council   It is always great to see interest in Space programs.  Whether it is new products or services from the various suppliers around the world, Space Agencies investing in new programs, deep space endeavors, new countries entering the market, or new initiatives like SmallSats.  It is very important to the US Space industry to see a renewed interest from the current administration reestablishing the National Space Council.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) NASA Provides Coverage for First Meeting of the National Space Council NASA Tele...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | October 4, 2017 - 8:00 pm
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Vice President Pence Visits NASA Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, and Vice President Mike Pence talk with Expedition 53 crew members Joe Acaba, Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei of NASA, who currently are working and living aboard the International Space Station, from the Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The U.S. Space program has gone through many cuts over the years including the Space Shuttle.  A visit by Vice President Mike Pence hopefully is a great indication of a bright future.  (Editor - EPIQ Spa...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | September 26, 2017 - 10:21 pm
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Europe’s Newest Launcher ARTIST'S VIEW OF THE CONFIGURATION OF ARIANE 6 USING TWO BOOSTERS (A62) Space investments continue to mount around the world.  Europe's new vehicle provides yet another milestone in our space legacy.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) You can find this article and others on ESA's website here. Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets ...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | September 18, 2017 - 9:30 pm
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Boeing Satellite Most Advanced Digital Payload The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing’s most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. Boeing has provided advanced satellites for the Space Industry for many decades.  The latest medium earth orbit satellite for SES will deliver a new direction for the industry.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) Boeing to Design and Build Seven Medium Earth Orbit Satellites for SES The satellites will carry Bo...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | September 11, 2017 - 10:40 pm
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