Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission will serve two key customers: SES and HISPASAT

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next dual-payload heavy-lift mission has begun its assembly at the Spaceport for a mid-December launch with telecommunications satellites from two established customers: Luxembourg-based SES and Spain's HISPASAT.

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Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission will serve two key customers: SES and HISPASAT

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next dual-payload heavy-lift mission has begun its assembly at the Spaceport for a mid-December launch with telecommunications satellites from two established customers: Luxembourg-based SES and Spain's HISPASAT.

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Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission will serve two key customers: SES and HISPASAT

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next dual-payload heavy-lift mission has begun its assembly at the Spaceport for a mid-December launch with telecommunications satellites from two established customers: Luxembourg-based SES and Spain's HISPASAT.

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Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission will serve two key customers: SES and HISPASAT

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next dual-payload heavy-lift mission has begun its assembly at the Spaceport for a mid-December launch with telecommunications satellites from two established customers: Luxembourg-based SES and Spain's HISPASAT.

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Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission will serve two key customers: SES and HISPASAT

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next dual-payload heavy-lift mission has begun its assembly at the Spaceport for a mid-December launch with telecommunications satellites from two established customers: Luxembourg-based SES and Spain's HISPASAT.

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Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission will serve two key customers: SES and HISPASAT

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next dual-payload heavy-lift mission has begun its assembly at the Spaceport for a mid-December launch with telecommunications satellites from two established customers: Luxembourg-based SES and Spain's HISPASAT.

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Combat communications wing, group inactivate

The 689th Combat Communications Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. deactivated September 30, along with the 3rd Combat Communications Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

With this change, the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins will be the only active duty combat communications group in the U.S. Air Force.

The inactivations are the result of an evaluation of the need for combat communications. As aircraft operations are reduced worldwide, the need for aircraft support operations, including combat communications, is also diminished.
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Thule tugboat plies frigid Arctic waters

Life at Thule Air Base is unique. Located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle at the Air Force's northernmost base, residents must acclimate to bitter cold, months of darkness and even the occasional polar bear wandering through base.

While Air Force bases are synonymous with aircraft and runways, another unique Thule aspect is that it is home to the northernmost deepwater port in the world. With that comes a need for an Air Force boat - a tugboat to be exact.

"Some small boats are used by security forces in Florida and some missile retriever boats are used to return target drones at Tyndall AFB," said Tech. Sgt. T. Read Harris, 821st Support Squadron vehicle maintenance representative. "But Thule can claim the only Air Force tugboat."
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Astronauts Chamitoff and Garan Depart NASA

NASA astronauts Gregory Chamitoff and Ronald Garan are leaving the agency. Chamitoff is joining the faculty of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and the University of Sydney in Australia. Garan will work on a range of new entrepreneurial and humanitarian efforts.

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