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Arianespace prepares for first of 14 launches in 2018

Submit on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 22:59

Arianespace is preparing its initial Ariane 5 and Soyuz missions of 2018, which will set the stage for up to 14 flights this year using its family of launchers.

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New launch date for ASNARO-2

Submit on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 22:59

JAXA has rescheduled the launch of Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC’s small radar satellite “ASNARO-2” from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center.

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GomSpace signs contract for low-inclination launch on LauncherOne

Submit on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 22:58

GomSpace has purchased a launch for several nanosatellites onboard a LauncherOne rocket from the California based company Virgin Orbit. The flight, which is bound for a low-inclination orbit, is scheduled to occur in early 2019.

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RSC Energia: Angosat operations will resume in April

Submit on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 22:57

The Angosat spacecraft made at RSC Energia under a contract with the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Angola is undergoing scheduled flight tests, the manufacturer said.

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Thales Alenia Space to provide X-band Transmitter for KOMPSAT-7

Submit on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 22:56

Thales Alenia Space has signed a new contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, KARI, to deliver the X-band communications system for the KOMPSAT-7 mission (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite 7), with a target launch in 2021 and a lifetime of five years.

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Delay of the day: Epsilon-3/ASNARO-2

Submit on Monday, January 15th, 2018 22:59

In light of adverse weather predicted for the launch day, JAXA postponed the launch of Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC Small radar satellite “ASNARO-2”, from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center, to no earlier than 17 January 2018 (UTC).

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