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Archive for January 9th, 2018

China launches pair of commercial imaging satellites

January 9th, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: SuperView 1-03, SuperView 1-04 [Gaojing-1-03, Gaojing-1-04]; Date: 9 January 2018, 0324 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. Officials declared the launch a success.

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Cartosat-2F launch date set

January 9th, 2018 by

ISRO has set the launch of the Earth observation Cartosat-2F satellite for 12 January. The Indian space agency had earlier planned to launch the Earth observation satellite on 10 January.

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Intelsat signs contract with Arianespace for two launches

January 9th, 2018 by

Arianespace signed an agreement to launch two satellites for Intelsat. This continues the longstanding relationship between Intelsat and Arianespace that dates back to 1983.

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Final Ariane 5 batch ordered

January 9th, 2018 by

ArianeGroup and its Arianespace subsidiary have announced an order for 10 Ariane 5 ECA launchers – the last of their kind.

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Where is Zuma?

January 9th, 2018 by

The super-secret U.S. satellite known as Zuma may have been lost after its recent launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, some reports said. The launch provider said its rocket functioned as expected, though. The only fact known so far is that there has been no official confirmation of either success or failure by any party involved in this mission.

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Viasat affirms commercial service launch for February 2018

January 9th, 2018 by

Viasat Inc. has begun beta service on the ViaSat-2 satellite, and affirmed plans for full commercial service launch in February 2018 even though an in-orbit antenna issue has been detected.

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