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PSLV completes first multi-orbit mission

Submit on Monday, September 26th, 2016 22:59

Rocket: PSLV-C35; Payload: SCATSAT-1, seven secondary payloads; Date: 26 September 2016, 0344 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, India. This PSLV mission was the longest of the PSLV missions conducted till date and was successfully completed in 2 hours 15 minutes and 33 seconds after lift-off.

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Delay of the day: SBIRS-GEO 3 loses launch slot, slips to 2017

Submit on Monday, September 26th, 2016 22:58

The Air Force and Lockheed Martin teams successfully completed planned pre-fuelling testing and inspections of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO) Flight-3 Satellite currently located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Firefly Space Systems completes combustor full mission duty cycle test

Submit on Monday, September 26th, 2016 22:57

Firefly Space Systems, a developer of dedicated launch vehicles for the small satellite market, announced that it has successfully completed over 50 hot fire tests of its combustor, including multiple full mission duty cycle (“MDC”) tests.

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First Indian multi-satellite launch into different orbits

Submit on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 22:59

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), will launch the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Co-passenger satellites are from Algeria, Canada and USA as well as two satellites from Indian Universities/Academic Institute.

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Ariane 5 on track for next month’s mission

Submit on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 22:58

Pre-flight activities for Arianespace’s upcoming Ariane 5 mission are ramping up at the Spaceport in French Guiana, with launcher and payload preparations advancing in parallel for lift-off on 4 October (UTC).

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Next Antares launch tentatively set for mid-October

Submit on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 22:57

Orbital ATK is targeting a five-day launch window of 10-14 October 2016 (UTC) for the Antares OA-5 launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. A more specific date will be identified upon completion of final operational milestones and technical reviews.

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