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Unprecedented combination of parameters doomed Soyuz-2.1b launch

December 12th, 2017 by

The Roskosmos Commission set up to investigate the launch failure of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with Fregat upper stage and carrying Meteor-M and piggyback satellites, which was executed from the Vostochny Spaceport on 28 November 2017, has completed its work.

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For more Galileo navsats in orbit

December 12th, 2017 by

Rocket: Ariane 5 ES; Payload: Galileo 19-22; Date: 12 December 2017, 1836 UTC; Launch site: Korou, French Guiana. The rocket successfully deployed its four passengers during a mission lasting 3 hours, 55 minutes.

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GRACE-FO satellites on their way to California

December 12th, 2017 by

The twin GRACE-FO satellites have now set off on their journey to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Together with test equipment totalling around 45 tonnes, the gravity research satellites built and developed by Airbus in Friedrichshafen (Germany) were loaded overnight onto an air freighter at Munich airport and flown to the USA.

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AZUR selected by Sierra Nevada for Dream Chaser solar panels

December 12th, 2017 by

AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH, a provider of high-efficiency solar cells, assemblies and panels for both space and terrestrial power applications, announced that it was chosen from a competitive procurement to provide solar panels for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) first Dream Chaser spacecraft.

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