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Update: Proton/Briz M lifts off with Inmarsat 5-F3

Submit on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 22:59

An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Briz M successfully placed the Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3) satellite into a super-synchronous transfer orbit (SSTO) today.

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Delay of the day: Atlas V/MUOS-4

Submit on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 22:58

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-4 mission has been postponed due to uncertainty in the weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Erika.

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Proton/Briz M lifts off with Inmarsat 5-F3

Submit on Friday, August 28th, 2015 22:59

Rocket: Proton M/Briz M; Payload: Inmarsat 5-F3; Date: 28 August, 1144 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket lifted off as planned, and at the time of writing this the Briz M upper stage had successfully completed the second of five burns.

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Atlas 5 to launch MUOS-4 on Monday

Submit on Friday, August 28th, 2015 22:58

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, here on Monday, 31 August aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 1007 and 1051 UTC.

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NASA concludes series of SLS engine tests

Submit on Friday, August 28th, 2015 22:57

NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

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India’s GSLV lofts GSAT-6

Submit on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 22:59

Rocket: GSLV-D6; Payload: GSAT-6; Date: 27 August 2015, 1122 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India. Seventeen minutes after lift-off, the satellite was successfully placed into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) very close to the intended one.

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