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New Soyuz vessel on slow trip to ISS

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Rocket: Soyuz FG; Payload: Soyuz MS-07; Date: 17 December 2017, 0721 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The crewed spacecraft will use a two-day flight for approaching the ISS. The spacecraft docking to the station is planned on 19 December 2017.

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Recycled Falcon 9 launches used Dragon cargo ship

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Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Dragon CRS-13; Date: 15 December 2017, 1536 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. SpaceX confirmed that the launch sent the Dragon into a “good orbit”.

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Delay of the day: Electron ‘Still Testing’

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Rocket Lab has delayed its second test flight of the Electron rocket until early 2018.

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Harris delivers 4th GPS III satellite navigation payload

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Harris Corporation delivered the navigation payload for the fourth GPS III Space Vehicle (SV04) to Lockheed Martin on 29 October. Harris delivered two payloads in 2017 and is committed to delivering four more in 2018.

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Boeing to continue sustaining SBSS

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Boeing has been awarded a modified contract from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the space-based space surveillance Block 10 satellite.

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ArianeGroup tracking satellites for French military

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ArianeGroup said it becomes a key player in space surveillance for French Joint Space Command.

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