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ULA, Blue Origin Join Forces on RD-180 Rocket Engine Successor

[Via Satellite 09-18-2014] United Launch Alliance (ULA) has selected Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin to build the Blue Engine 4 (BE-4) to replace the Russian-built RD-180, which is currently used to power ULA’s Atlas 5 launch vehicle. The decision follows news from earlier this summer that that ULA had signed multiple contracts to evaluate domestically [...]

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China Reviews Final Design of CBERS 4 Satellite

[Via Satellite 09-18-2014] Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) has completed the Final Design Review (FDR) of the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite 4 (CBERS 4) in collaboration with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The completed FDR paves the way for a December launch aboard a Long March 4B rocket from the Taiyuan [...]

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Emcore Sells Space Photovoltaics Business for $150 million

[Via Satellite 09-18-2014] Emcore has agreed to sell its space photovoltaics business to private equity firm Veritas Capital, including all rights to the buildings and 275 employees in Albuquerque, N.M. An affiliate of Veritas has agreed to purchase the business for $150 million in cash. Founded in 1998, Emcore’s space photovoltaics business manufactures products for [...]

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Harris Corp Installs Weather Product Creator Into GOES-R Ground Segment

[Via Satellite 09-18-2014] Harris Corporation completed the integration of the first weather product applications onto the ground segment hardware for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R (GOES-R) Series program. Harris delivered the ground system to NOAA earlier this year, for which it is the prime contractor. The recent [...]

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