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Russian early warning satellite launched

Submit on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 22:59

Rocket: Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat-M; Payload: EKS 2/Tundra 12L [Kosmos 2518]; Date: 25 May 2017, 0634 UTC; Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry said the flight went normally and delivered the early warning satellite to its intended orbit.

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Electron makes it into space on first launch but misses orbit

Submit on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 22:58

Rocket Lab said its first Electron rocket reached space on its first test flight but die not achieve orbit. It was launched from the remote Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island at 0420 UTC on 25 May.

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Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

Submit on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 22:59

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

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Inmarsat S-band/Hellas Sat 3 shipped to Kourou launch pad

Submit on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 22:58

Europasat, the “Inmarsat S-band/Hellas Sat 3” telecommunication satellite, has been shipped to the Kourou launch pad in French Guyana to be launched by an Ariane 5 rocket in June. This condominium satellite for Inmarsat and Hellas Sat will provide Mobile Satellite Services (MSS), Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS).

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Boeing, DARPA to design, build, test experimental spaceplane

Submit on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 22:57

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) programme.

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ViaSat-2/Eutelsat 172B pre-launch details

Submit on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 22:56

For its sixth launch of the year, and the third Ariane 5 mission in 2017 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, Arianespace will orbit two satellites: ViaSat-2 for ViaSat Inc.; and Eutelsat 172B for Eutelsat.

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