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Russia launches robot on Soyuz test flight

Submit on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 22:59

Rocket: Soyuz 2.1-a; Payload: Soyuz MS-14; Date: 22 August 2019, 0338 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft was accurately placed on the target orbit for another mission to the International Space Station. This was the twelfth Soyuz family mission in 2019.

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Ultimate Delta IV Medium lofts 2nd GPS III satellite

Submit on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 22:58

Rocket: Delta IV; Payload: GPS III SV02; Date: 22 August 2019, 1306 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Two hours after lift-off, the satellite separated from the upper stage.

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RF power processing unit for VASIMR engine completes tests

Submit on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 22:59

A new generation radio-frequency (RF) Power Processing Unit (PPU) for the VASIMR engine, built by Aethera Technologies Ltd. of Canada, has completed a series of full power acceptance tests at Ad Astra Rocket company’s Texas facility near Houston.

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L3Harris Technologies delivers 8th GPS III navigation payload

Submit on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 22:58

As the U.S. Air Force prepares to launch its second next-generation GPS III satellite, L3Harris Technologies delivered its eighth navigation payload to GPS III satellite prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

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Chinasat-18 in trouble after launch

Submit on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 22:59

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/E; Payload: Chinasat-18 ( Zhongxing-18); Date: 19 August 2019, 1203 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite appears to have been placed into geostationary transfer orbit as planned but has since suffered an anomaly.

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GPS III SV 2 ready to launch aboard Delta IV from CCAFS

Submit on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 22:58

The Lockheed Martin GPS III SV02 is set to launch on 22 August aboard an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. The launch window opens at 1300 UTC and will remain open for 27 minutes.

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