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12th Dragon cargo vessel launched to ISS

August 14th, 2017 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Dragon, Date: 24 August 2017, 1631 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, USA. It is SpaceX’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-12) to the International Space Station.

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OA-8 mission pushed back

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Orbital ATK, at NASA’s direction, is now targeting 10 November for launch of the OA-8 mission to the International Space Station, solely based on NASA’s revised ISS traffic planning and cargo needs.

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Delay of the day: H-IIA, MICHIBIKI No. 3 (again)

August 14th, 2017 by

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has again postponed the launch of the third of its four quasi-zenith satellites, this time owing to a problem in the propulsion system of the H-IIA rocket that was set to carry it into orbit.

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Completion of Angosat thermovac tests

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Thermal vacuum tests of the Angosat satellite have been completed. The tests were conducted under the control of the representatives of the Republic of Angola at Federal Public Enterprise STC RSI, the head Test Center of State Corporation Roskosmos.

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UrtheCast to build OptiSAR ‘accelerator’ for unnamed customer

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UrtheCast Corp. has entered into a contract with a confidential customer for the development and delivery of a dual-frequency stand-alone Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) operational-class satellite as an “accelerator” for the OptiSAR Constellation.

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