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Falcon 9 lifts off with military/governmental dual use satellite

January 31st, 2018 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: GovSat 1 [SES 16]; Date: 31 January 2018, 2225 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellite was placed in a supersynchronous transfer orbit. There were no plans to recover the rocket’s first stage.

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Falcon 9 lifts off with military/governmental dual use satellite

January 31st, 2018 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: GovSat 1 [SES 16]; Date: 31 January 2018, 2225 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellite was placed in a supersynchronous transfer orbit. There were no plans to recover the rocket’s first stage.

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Contact with lost NASA satellite IMAGE confirmed

January 31st, 2018 by

The identity of a satellite re-discovered on 20 January 2018 has been confirmed as NASA’s IMAGE satellite.

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Contact with lost NASA satellite IMAGE confirmed

January 31st, 2018 by

The identity of a satellite re-discovered on 20 January 2018 has been confirmed as NASA’s IMAGE satellite.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/GovSat 1

January 30th, 2018 by

SpaceX has called off the launch of LuxGovSat S.A.’s GovSat 1 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to replace a sensor on the upper stage of the Falcon 9 launcher.

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NASA’s GOLD powers on for the first time

January 30th, 2018 by

NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission powered on the GOLD instrument for the first time after launch on 28 January.

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