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Intelsat finalizes C-band satellite orders and launches
Posted: Sun, Sep 20 10:01 AM ET (1401 GMT)
Intelsat 40e satellite (Maxar) Intelsat ordered an additional C-band communications satellite from Maxar as it finalized plans to deploy a set of replacement satellites. Maxar will build the Intelsat-37 communications satellite, based on its 1300-class platform, in an order announced Thursday. Intelsat-37 is the last of 13 satellites ordered between Intelsat and SES to consolidate North American broadcast customers into a smaller swath of spectrum, freeing up C-band spectrum for terrestrial 5G services. Intelsat also announced contracts with Arianespace and SpaceX to launch the seven C-band satellites it has ordered.

Northrop Grumman wins military satellite contract
Posted: Sun, Sep 20 9:56 AM ET (1356 GMT)
Northrop Grumman has won a $298 million contract to develop a new jam-resistant military communications satellite. The Evolved Strategic Satcom program is intended to provide survivable, secure and protected communications for high-priority military operations and national command authorities, continuing services provided by the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite system. The satellite to be built under the contract awarded Wednesday by the Space and Missile Systems Center will be completed by May 2025.

OHB signs contracts for ESA planetary defense mission
Posted: Sun, Sep 20 9:53 AM ET (1353 GMT)
OHB will build a spacecraft for an ESA planetary defense mission. The German company signed a $153 million contract with ESA Tuesday to build the...

Sea-launched Long March 11 places nine satellites in orbit
Posted: Sun, Sep 20 9:50 AM ET (1350 GMT)
China performed a sea-based launch of nine small satellites Monday night. The Long March 11 rocket lifted off from a ship in the Yellow...

Scientists detect phosphine, a potential biosignature, in atmosphere of Venus
Posted: Sun, Sep 20 9:47 AM ET (1347 GMT)
The discovery of a potential biomarker in the atmosphere of Venus could boost the prospects of future missions there. Scientists announced Monday they used groundbased...

Tuesday, September 22
HEOMD Reorganization Illustrates Focus on Near-Term LEO, Moon Goals — 6:09 am ET (1009 GMT)
Rocket Lab launch pad at Wallops Island ready for liftoff
Salisbury (MD) Daily Times — 6:06 am ET (1006 GMT)
India-Japan moon mission: Isro forms study group
The Times of India — 6:05 am ET (1005 GMT)
MBRSC agreement with NASA to train four Emirati astronauts
Arabian Aerospace — 6:00 am ET (1000 GMT)
Bridenstine Optimistic About Full HLS Funding — 5:59 am ET (0959 GMT)
Ryugu’s rocky past
Univ. of Tokyo — 5:47 am ET (0947 GMT)
Comet Chury's ultraviolet aurora
Univ. of Bern — 5:47 am ET (0947 GMT)

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