February 2015 Space News
- Soyuz-2.1a Rocket Takes Military Satellite to Designated Orbit Sputnik 27 Feb 2015 -- A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket put a military satellite into its designated orbit Friday, a defense ministry spokesman, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, told RIA Novosti.
- Argentina to Welcome First Chinese Satellite Tracking Station Outside China Sputnik 26 Feb 2015 -- Argentina is to become the location of the first Chinese satellite tracking station outside the country the newspaper La Manana De Cordoba reported on Thursday.
- Leaks Show S Africa Spied on Itself for Details of Joint Satellite Project Sputnik 26 Feb 2015 -- South Africa's intelligence agency relied on a spy who had access to Russian military intelligence to uncover details of its own government's involvement in a $100 million joint satellite surveillance program with Russia.
- Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Tracking and Simulated Engagements of Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles MDA 24 Feb 2015-- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS CARNEY (DDG-64), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) and USS BARRY (DDG-52) successfully completed a flight test today involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system.
- Poland Pouring Billions Into Missile Systems to Challenge Balance of Power Sputnik 23 Feb 2015 -- Polish officials and experts have high hopes that a series of military programs aimed at beefing up Poland's missile-related capabilities will dramatically strengthen the country's projection power capability, even predicting that it will shift the balance of military power in Central Europe in Poland's favor.
- Dempsey Visits Strategic, Remote Kwajalein Atoll AFPS 21 Feb 2015 -- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, paid a visit here today to highlight Kwajalein's importance to the U.S. missile defense and space programs.
- SBIRS constellation forms under one roof AFNS 19 Feb 2015 -- Airmen from the 460th Operations Group have made history by successfully completing the first series of Space Based Infrared System satellite and antenna communication on Jan. 28-30 from Block 10, the new operations floor, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.
- President: Iran determined to acquire space technology IRNA 17 Feb 2015 -- President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is resolved to adopt space technology and needs no permission from anybody for its scientific progress.
- Rouhani: Iran to make new progress on aerospace in two years ISNA 17 Feb 2015 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that the country would make new progress on aerospace in the next two years.
- Europe's experimental mini-space shuttle mission complete Iran Press TV 12 Feb 2015 -- The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched and brought back to Earth an experimental craft in an attempt to master the key phase in orbital flight.
- Europe's experimental mini-space shuttle launched successfully Iran Press TV 11 Feb 2015 -- The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched an experimental craft designed to return to Earth at the end of its mission.
- AF conducts massive protected MILSATCOM test AFNS 10 Feb 2015 -- The Air Force concluded a six-month rigorous and complex multiservice operational test and evaluation of its Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)system in January at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
- 45th Space Wing, SpaceX sign first-ever landing pad agreement at Cape Canaveral AFNS 10 Feb 2015 -- Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, the 45th Space Wing commander, recently signed a five-year leasing agreement with SpaceX that will allow for the creation of the first-ever 'Landing Pad' at Launch Complex 13 at historic Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
- Russia Signs Satellite Navigation Cooperation Agreement With China Sputnik 10 Feb 2015 -- As part of the Russian agency's official visit to China, head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov met with the leader of China's National Space Administration, Xu Dazhe.
- Stratcom Chief: U.S. Must Maintain Space Dominance AFPS 06 Feb 2015 -- The space domain is changing, and the U.S. military must remain ahead of these changes to maintain the nation's military dominance, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said here today.
- Iran's National Fajr Satellite transmits data to stations on earth Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran's domestically-made National Fajr (Dawn) Satellite, which was launched earlier on Monday, has transmitted data to its stations on earth, an Iranian official says.
- Iran sends 4th satellite to space IRNA 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran launched its fourth satellite into orbit on Monday to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the victory anniversary of the Islamic revolution in the country in 1979.
- Iran successfully places domestically-made Fajr satellite into orbit Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran has successfully placed into orbit the domestically-made Fajr (Dawn) satellite with President Hassan Rouhani issuing the order for its launch.
- Iran Successfully Launches Satellite Into Space, First Since 2012 Sputnik 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran has launched its Fajr (Dawn) observation satellite, using a Safir-2 rocket, the country's Fars news agency reported, its first launch since 2012 and declared that it has safely entered orbit. The launch marks the 35th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution and comes one day ahead of the country's Space Technology Day.
- Russian Proton-M Rocket Successfully Sends British Satellite Into Space Sputnik 01 Feb 2015 -- Russian carrier rocket Proton-M carrying the UK telecommunications satellite Inmarsat 5F-2 was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, a Russian Federal Space Agency spokesperson told RIA Novosti on Sunday.
- Japan Successfully Launches New Spy Satellite Sputnik 01 Feb 2015 -- Japan successfully completed the launch of a radar reconnaissance satellite on Sunday morning, the Kyodo news agency reports.
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