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China launches earthquake monitoring satellite and 6 smallsats

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Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Zhangheng-1 [China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite (CSES-1)] plus six piggyback satellites; Date: 2 February 2018, 0751 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. All satellites were successfully deployed into their target orbit.

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Japan’s mini rocket successful

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Rocket: SS 520 No. 5; Payload: TRICOM 1R; Date: 3 February 2018, 0503 UTC; Launch site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan. The rocket about the size of a utility pole, measuring 10 meters in length and 50 centimeters in diameter, delivered its payload to its intended orbit, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

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Test qualifies final main engine controller for 1st crewed SLS launch

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NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have cleared a significant milestone toward the first crewed flight of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) with the latest successful test firing of an RS-25 engine, which powers the heavy-lift rocket’s first stage.

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PLD Space wins ESA backing for a small satellite orbital launcher

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded the project “Study on Launch Service Making Use of a Microlauncher” to the Spanish company PLD Space. The microlauncher study, a part of the ESA’s Future Launcher Preparatory Programme, will refine the definition of the European small satellite launcher project proposed by PLD Space, named ARION 2.

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Latest data from IMAGE indicates spacecraft’s power functional

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New data regarding IMAGE provides some additional — though not yet complete — information on how the spacecraft began to transmit signals again.

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The Boeing Company (Defense, Space & Security) results Q4 2017

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The Boeing Company reported fourth-quarter financial results.

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