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Archive for January 21st, 2018

China launches more commercial imaging satellites

January 21st, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: Jilin-1 Video 07, Jilin-1 Video 08; Date: 19 January 2018, 0412 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The rocket also carried four small piggyback satellites.

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SBIRS GEO Flight 4 launched

January 21st, 2018 by

Rocket: Atlas V; Payload: SBIRS GEO Flight 4; Date: 20 January 2018, 0048 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Signal acquisition was confirmed approximately 37 minutes after lift-off .

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Rocket Lab successfully reaches orbit and deploys payloads

January 21st, 2018 by

Rocket: Electron ‘Still Testing’; Payload: one Dove, two Lemur-2 satellites; Date: 21 January 2018, 0145 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. Following successful first and second stage burns, Electron reached orbit and deployed customer payloads at 8 minutes and 31 seconds after lift-off.

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Satellites integrated with Ariane 5

January 21st, 2018 by

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s upcoming mission from French Guiana is now complete following integration of its two satellite passengers: SES-14 for operator SES and Yahsat’s Al Yah 3 – both of which will be delivered to geostationary transfer orbit on a flight planned for 25 January.

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