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IGS Optical 5

IGS IGS (Information Gathering Satellite) - Japanese satellite in the spy satellite program. Beginning was after North Korean missile test over Japan in 1998. It's mission is to warn of impending hostile launches in the nearest surrounding. Cabinet controls this program. Earth observation is new experience for Japan. Their first mission MOS-1 was launched in…
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GPS IIF SV-9

GPS IIF (another name GPS Block IIF) - interim class of satellite. They are used to keep the Navstar Global Positioning System until the GPS Block IIIA become operational. They were constructed by Boeing. Operator of this satellite is United States Air Force. Mass of this spacecraft is 1630 kg. GPS IIF SV-9 is operated…
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Kompsat 3A

Kompsat - 3A - Earth observation satellite and part of the Korean Multipurpose Satellite Program, created by KARI Korea Aerospace Research Institute). Thanks to them is opportunity to observe satellites carrying optical, radar payloads. This satellite carries an optical imaging system to wavelengths in the visible and infrared range. Kompsat -2 and Kompsat-3 have similar payloads.…
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Express AM-7

Express AM7 -  communiactions satellite operated byRussian State Company for Satellite Communications. Satellite was produced by Astrium (aerospace manufacturer, part od Airbus Defence and Space). It's mass is 5720 kg. Express AM7 carries 62 transponders: 2 in the L band, 36 in the Ku band and 24 operating in the C band. The satellite was…
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Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

NMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission) is space mission by NASA to study Earth's magnetosphere. It uses four identical spacecraft, which are flying in a tetrahedral formation. Each has a launch mass of 1360 kg. MMS was built to collect information about processes in many astrophysical plasmas (magnetic reconnection, turbulence, microphysis and energetic particle acceleration). Every spacecraf…
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Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A

Eutelsat 115 West B (before it was called SATMEX 7) - communications satellite used by Eutelsat to providing data, government, mobile services and video for the Americas. Satellite was built by Boeing Space Systems and it's a Boeing 702SP model.  on 2 March Eutelsat 115 West B was launched on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It…
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Progress M-26M

Progress M-26 M- spacecraft called by NASA as Progress 58 or 58P. It's used by Roskosmos to resupply ISS (International Space Station) in 2015. Spacecraft was created by RKK Energia with serial numer 425. It was launched on 17 February at 11:00 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Progress M-26 M had 2370 kg of cargo.…
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Vega VV04 Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle

IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle  is suborbital re-entry vehicle created by ESA ( European Space Agency). IXV is a spaceplan prototype to legalize European reusable launchers.  It developed from  the frame of the FLPP (Future Launchers Preparatory Programme) to the leadership of the NGL Prime SpA  company. On 11 February 2015 was it's 100-minute mission and ended…
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DSCOVR

DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory), official name is Triana and unofficiall GoreSat. It's a weather satellite launched by  SpaceX on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle on February 11, 2015 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Firstly designed by NASA as satellite, then used to Earth observation. Thanks to this is possible to monitor variable solar wind…
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Global Xpress Inmarsat 5 F2

Inmarsat 5 F2 was built by Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc. (“Boeing”) to a proven design (702HP). Part of a US$1.6 billion investment by Inmarsat. This is the latest generation of global mobile broadband communications and another step forward to provide high speed mobile service.  
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