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Archive for August, 2017

PSLV fails to deploy IRNSS-1H

August 31st, 2017 by

The launch of India’s latest navigation satellite onboard its polar rocket failed following a technical glitch. The rocket’s payload fairing failed to separate, meaning the satellite was trapped inside it and could not be deployed.

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Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space

August 31st, 2017 by

China’s Kuaizhou-11 solid-fuelled carrier rocket will send six satellites into space in its first mission, according to the rocket’s developer and producer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC).

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AsiaSat 9 flown to Baikonur

August 30th, 2017 by

The AsiaSat 9 satellite for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) of Hong Kong, arrived at the Baikonur Cosmdrome in Kazakhstan aboard an Antonov cargo jet on 27 August in preparation for mission integration and launch aboard an ILS Proton Briz M launch vehicle in September. AsiaSat 9 will be the third ILS Proton launch in 2017.

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Start of Sentinel-5p launch campaign imminent

August 30th, 2017 by

ESA’s Sentinel-5p satellite, part of the European Commission’s Copernicus programme and manufactured by prime contractor Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, is currently awaiting transportation to its launch site, Plesetsk Cosmdrome in Northern Russia.

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Intelsat 37e/BSAT-4a pre-launch details

August 30th, 2017 by

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s ninth mission of 2017 is now fully assembled following integration of its two satellite passengers at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Launch date set for next Japanese GPS augmentation satellite

August 29th, 2017 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announced the schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 4 launch, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36.

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