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An International Launch Services (ILS) Russian Proton launched at 2:36 p.m. ET yesterday carrying the Telesat Anik G1 telecommunication satellite.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company, 108 million worth of prime contractor agreements covering the development of the Ariane 6 and Ariane 5 ME launchers. The contracts follow on from the decisions reached at the ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Naples on 20-21 November 2012.

At the 2012 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, NanoRacks and Astrium North America announced the successful completion of the 1st Interim Design Review (IDR) for the External Payload Platform (EPP).

Plenary Event 3 at the 2012 International Astronautical Congress in Naples focus was on commercial space transportation initiatives.The Plenary Event provided "a snapshot of the political, economic, and technical landscapes to best determine if, when and how much humankind could be ready to embark on futuristic scenarios based on massive space commercialisation."

Metop-B successfully placed in orbit

Today, at 22:28 hours local time (17:28 hours BST or 16:28 UTC), a Soyuz rocket successfully launched the Astrium-built Metop-B satellite into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A little less than one hour and nine minutes after the launch, the upper stage of the launch vehicle successfully released the satellite into its designated orbit at an altitude of approximately 800 kilometres.

Astrium, Europe's leading space company, is preparing a new technology mission for the maintenance and disposal of satellites.

SES TechCom, a subsidiary of SES S.A. (SESG.PA)(SESG.PA), announced today that it has signed contracts with Astrium and DLR at the German Space Operations Center in Oberpfaffenhofen to furnish important parts of the ground segment for the innovative European Data Relay System (EDRS).

It was 15 months that ATK announced with Astrium (an EADS Company) announced that they were working together and would compete in NASA's Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement. At that time they announced an initial test flight by the end of 2013, a second test flight in 2014, and operational capability in 2015. Today's announcement reinforces the previous plans with a few changes and offers some new information.

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