spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Business briefs: September 16
Posted: Tue, Sep 17, 2002, 9:03 AM ET (1303 GMT)
  • Arianespace announced Monday that it has won a contract to launch the Spainsat communications satellite. The Space Systems/Loral spacecraft will be launched by an Ariane 5 in 2004. Spainsat is owned by Hisdesat and will be dedicated to military communications.
  • Astrium has proposed merging its satellite manufacturing operations with fellow European manufacturer Alcatel, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Alcatel is reportedly cool to the merger idea despite efforts by Astrium's corporate parent, EADS, to seek support from the French government for the deal. The news comes at a time when many analysts predict some kind of consolidation in the commercial satellite manufacturing field, and as Lockheed Martin and Loral discuss merging their own satellite manufacturing units.
  • Recently retired astronaut Frank Culbertson has taken a management position with SAIC, the company announced Monday. Culbertson will become senior vice president and program manager of SAIC's Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance contract at the Johnson Space Center. SAIC supports the shuttle and space station programs under that contract.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
China launches two navigation satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:44 PM ET (2244 GMT)

Arianespace plans a record number of launches in 2018
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:43 PM ET (2243 GMT)

Orbital ATK wins Galaxy 30 order
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:42 PM ET (2242 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, January 17
What’s causing SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy delays?
Teslarati — 5:40 am ET (1040 GMT)
SpaceX Falcon Heavy test fire moves, again
WKMG-TV — 5:39 am ET (1039 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list