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Proton return to flight with launch of 2nd Blagovest satellite

Submit on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 22:59

Rocket: Proton M/Briz M; Payload: Blagovest 12L [military designation likely Kosmos 2526]; Date: 18 April 2018, 2212 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The dual-use satellite was delivered into geostationary transfer orbit approx. 9 hours after lift-off.

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NASA’s TESS planet hunter launched on Falcon 9

Submit on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 22:58

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite); Date: 18 April 2018, 2251 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Falcon 9 delivered TESS to a highly elliptical orbit and the spacecraft was deployed approximately 49 minutes after lift-off.

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Arianespace to launch BSAT-4b

Submit on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 22:57

Arianespace announced that it will launch BSAT-4b, under the term of a turnkey contract between B-SAT and Maxar’s SSL.

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LockMart provides Australia with Space Situational Awareness System

Submit on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 22:56

Lockheed Martin is providing the Commonwealth of Australia with an iSpace Space Situational Awareness training and demonstration mission system.

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Chandrayaan-2 Launch Postponed To October-November, Says ISRO Chief K Sivan

Submit on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 22:55

“A national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2 recommended some additional tests before the mission could take off, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sources said.” (NDTV)

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DARPA’s Launch Challenge offers $10M prize for short-notice, rapid-turnaround rocketry

Submit on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 22:54

“Getting to space is already tough, but getting there on short notice and then doing it again a couple weeks later? That’s a big ask. Nevertheless, DARPA i is asking it as part of its Launch Challenge … Teams must take a payload to space with only days to prepare, then do it again soon after — if they want to win the $10M grand prize.” (TechCrunch)

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