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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/TESS

April 16th, 2018 by

The launch of NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS has been postponed until 19 April. The satellite had been scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on the evening of 16 April (UTC).

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China to launch Chang Zheng-5 Y3 rocket in late 2018

April 16th, 2018 by

China plans to launch its heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Chang Zheng-5 Y3, in late 2018, after finding the cause of the failure of the Chang Zheng-5 Y2, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.

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Ball Aerospace completes hand over of JPSS-1 to NASA, NOAA

April 16th, 2018 by

Ball Aerospace completed the handover of NOAA’s advanced next-generation polar-orbiting weather satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1), to NASA following a successful satellite acceptance review.

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Successful commissioning of GOMX-4 nanosatellites

April 16th, 2018 by

As part of a mission to demonstrate interlink communication on nanosatellite tandem formation flights and data retrieval, including surveillance of the Arctic area, the Danish nanosatellite specialist GomSpace launched two nanosatellites in February.

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WAAS payload planned for Galaxy 30

April 16th, 2018 by

Intelsat General announced that it is part of a team of companies awarded a new task order by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop and operate a satellite payload to aid aircraft navigation, particularly precision approaches to airports without dependence on ground-based infrastructure.

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