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NASA Leadership Assessing Mission Impacts Of Coronavirus

To protect the health and safety of the NASA workforce as the nation responds to coronavirus (COVID-19), agency leadership recently completed the first assessment of work underway across all missions, projects, and programs. The goal was to identify tasks that can be done remotely by employees at home, mission-essential work that …

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OneWeb In Trouble Despite Successful Launch Of Another 34 Satellites

British-headquartered satellite communicatons company OneWeb announced on 21 March 2020 that another 34 satellites were successfully launched on board a Soyuz satellite launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This successful launch – the second in six weeks – comes a day after a story appeared in Bloomberg suggesting …

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Afghanistan Seeks Use Of Indian Satellite For Distance Learning During Covid-19 Crisis

In a recent South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) videoconference to develop a joint strategy to combat Covid-19, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani asked India to make a satellite available to Afghan residents to assist with online education and help ensure social distancing to prevent spread of the virus, according …

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OneWeb Confirms Third Launch; Dedicates It To Late Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov

OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, confirmed its next launch will take place on Saturday, 21 March 2020 at 17:06 GMT from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The second launch for OneWeb in 2020, these additional 34 satellites will bring the …

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Rocket Lab to Acquire Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary

Space systems comapny Rocket Lab, announced on 16 March 2020 that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary, a provider of high-quality, flight-proven satellite hardware. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The acquisition strengthens the satellite division of Rocket Lab, which produces the Photon spacecraft …

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