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NASA awards launch services contract for Landsat 9 mission

Submit on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 22:59

NASA has selected United Launch Services to provide launch services for the Landsat 9 mission.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Sentinel-6A mission

Submit on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 22:58

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Iridium announces date for 4th Iridium NEXT launch

Submit on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 22:57

Iridium Communications Inc. announced that the fourth Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted by SpaceX for 23 December 2017 at 0126 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Spacecom orders two Falcon 9 launches

Submit on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 22:56

Israel’s Space Communication (Spacecom) has signed a deal with SpaceX to launch two communication satellites, after a Falcon 9 rocket with Spacecom’s Amos 6 on board exploded on the launch pad in 2016.

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Sentinel-5P satellite ‘in excellent health’ after launch

Submit on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 22:59

Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health, the European Space Agency said. The 820 kg satellite was lofted into orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia last Friday on a Rokot.

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Russia increases GLONASS constellation to 24 satellites

Submit on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 22:58

Russia has started using the GLONASS-M No. 52 navigation satellite built by the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company pursuant to its designation, State Space Corporation Roskosmos said.

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