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Chinese re-entry test mission takes off

Submit on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 22:59

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3C/G2; Payload: Chang’e 5-T1, 4M; Dare: 23 October 2014, 1759 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The Chang’e 5-T1 test spacecraft is due to make a lunar flyby before returning to Earth in eight days’ time.

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New launch date for Orbital resupply mission to space station

Submit on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 22:58

Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch its next mission to resupply the International Space Station on Monday, 27 October.

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Latest Proton launch only partially successful?

Submit on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 22:57

New reports suggest that the recent launch of Ekspress AM6 aboard a Proton M/Briz M was not as successful as officially announced, and that the achieved orbit was below specifications. However, the satellite is still expected to be able to reach its final orbit.

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Update: Proton lifts off with Ekspress-AM6 on board

Submit on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 22:59

The Ekspress-AM6 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by ISS-Reshetnev Company, was successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on 21 October 2014.

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NASA awards ATMS contract modification for JPSS-2

Submit on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 22:58

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

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Intelsat General to study commercialisation of satellite control network

Submit on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 22:57

Intelsat General Corp. (IGC) said it is one of four companies awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) of government satellites.

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