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Russia loses another Progress cargo ship in Soyuz mishap

Submit on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 22:59

Russia’s the Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft was lost in a Soyuz-U launch failure. The rocket and its payload disintegrated in the skies over Southern Siberia after what appeared to be a catastrophic failure of the rocket’s third stage.

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Delta IV to launch WGS-8

Submit on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 22:58

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) configuration will launch the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-8) mission for the U.S. Air Force on 7/8 December 2016 (UTC) from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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Iridium announces date for first Iridium NEXT launch

Submit on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 22:57

Iridium Communications Inc. announced the date for the first launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Iridium will be launching on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on 16 December 2016 at 0836 UTC. Launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low-earth orbit.

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First SmallGEO makes its final terrestrial trip

Submit on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 22:56

Hispasat 36W-1, the first telecom satellite built using the SmallGEO platform, arrived in Kourou after completing its final tests at IABG in Germany. It will now start being prepared for launch on a Soyuz rocket in January.

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Resourcesat-2A launch date set

Submit on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 22:59

India’s Resourcesat-2A is scheduled to be launched on 7 December 2016 at 0454 UTC aboard PSLV-C36 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

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United Launch Alliance launches “RocketBuilder” website

Submit on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 22:58

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced a new website that the company says enhances the way customers shop for launch services and sets a new standard for pricing transparency. It also provides insight into reliability, schedule assurance and performance, allowing users to make a true value comparison.

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