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No Wahala! Nigerian space advances

Nigeria’s space programme has made further progress this month, as the NigeriaSat-2 and NX Earth observation satellites passed environmental tests. Nigerian engineers work on NX (click to enlarge)Environmental tests comprise a series of rigorous checks that are conducted to si...

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04 September 20090 Comments0 Comments

British Science Festival kicks off tomorrow

The time has come around again for The British Science Festival, an event which is organised by the British Science Association, and takes place every September. The University of Surrey, Guildford, will host of the festival this year with further events scheduled throughout the rest of the cou...

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04 September 20090 Comments0 Comments

Astrium and SpaceX announce launch deal

SSTL’s owner Astrium and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) have announced a contract which will see an Earth observation satellite designed by Astrium or SSTL launched by Falcon 1e, a SpaceX launch vehicle. Falcon 1The Falcon 1e is an "˜enhanced’ version of the Falcon...

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10 September 20090 Comments0 Comments

GALILEO and GMES headline EU space conference

On October 15th and 16th, the great and the good will descend on Brussels to discuss the future of the European Space Policy. The conference, which is named "The ambitions of Europe in Space" will address Europe’s most ambitious programmes: GALILEO and GMES and their prospective benefits to tec...

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18 September 20090 Comments0 Comments

SSTL and DMCii on Discovery Science Channel

Space Blog readers from the US might be interested to learn that SSTL and its earth-imaging subsidiary DMCii will be featured in the Discovery Channel series program "How Do They Do It?". The show has already aired in Europe, and now as promised in our August blog Watch SSTL and DMCii on TV, he...

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24 September 20090 Comments0 Comments

To Russia with love

In March 2007, SSTL announced that it had signed an order with Federal State Unitary Enterprise - The Russian Research and Production Enterprise Pan-Russian Research Institute for Electromechanics (FSUE NPP VNIIEM) and Radioexport of Russia for the supply for the supply of satellite platform equi...

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25 September 20090 Comments0 Comments

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