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North Korean satellite in orbit – but does it work?

Submit on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 22:59

Rocket: Unha 3 [Taepodong 3, Kwangmyongsong?]; Payload: Kwangmyongsong-4; Date: 7 February 2016, 0030 UTC; Launch site: Sohae Space Center, North Korea. The satellite separated from the third stage at 0039 UTC into a 465 km x 502 km x 97.5 degrees orbit.

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Russia launches new navigation satellite

Submit on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 22:58

Rocket: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat; Payload: GLONASS-M No. 51 [Kosmos-2514]; Date: 7 February 2016, 0021 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The navigation satellite was deployed into a 19,132 km x 19,158 km x 64.8 degrees orbit approx. four hours after lift-off as planned.

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Final GPS IIF satellite launched

Submit on Friday, February 5th, 2016 22:59

Rocket: Atlas 5; Payload: GPS IIF-12 [GPS SVN-70]; Date: 5 February 2016, 1338 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. About three hours and 23 minutes after lift-off, the spacecraft was released into a 20,438 km x 20,442 km x 55.0 degrees orbit. Signal acquisition was confirmed at 1709 UTC.

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Kazakhstan ratifies protocol with Russia for Baikonur incidents

Submit on Friday, February 5th, 2016 22:58

Kazakhstan’s upper house of parliament ratified a protocol, introducing amendments to the 1999 intergovernmental agreement with Russia on procedures in the event of an accident occurring during a rocket launch from the Baikonur space centre, local media reported.

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Juno adjusts trajectory

Submit on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 22:59

NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully executed a manoeuvre to adjust its flight path on 3 February. The manoeuvre refined the spacecraft’s trajectory, helping set the stage for Juno’s arrival at the solar system’s largest planet five months from now.

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JWST mirror fully assembled

Submit on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 22:58

The 18th and final primary mirror segment has been installed on the James Webb Space Telescope.

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