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Archive for June, 2018

China launches mysterious test satellites

June 27th, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2C; Payload: ‘New Technology Test’ A and B; Date: 27 June 2018, 0330 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Centre, China. The twin satellites entered their intended orbit 30 minutes after lift-off.

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Hayabusa2 rendezvous with Ryugu

June 27th, 2018 by

JAXA confirmed Hayabusa2, the agency’s asteroid explorer rendezvoused with Ryugu, the target asteroid.

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NASA completes JWST review; launch delayed to 2021

June 27th, 2018 by

The Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on its James Webb Space Telescope has unanimously recommended that development on the world’s premier science observatory should continue; NASA has established a new launch date for Webb of 30 March 2021.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and SMC investing in engine technology

June 26th, 2018 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced an expansion of its existing advanced engine development agreement with the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to develop the upper-stage RL10C-X engine and continue the AR1 booster engine development programme through production of the first engine.

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Soyuz 2.1A and 2.1B launch vehicle units arrive at Vostochny

June 26th, 2018 by

A special train loaded with Soyuz 2.1A and Soyuz 2.1B launch vehicle units have arrived at the Vostochny cosmodrome.

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LauncherOne to join Spaceflight’s portfolio of launch vehicles

June 26th, 2018 by

Spaceflight and Virgin Orbit have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a mission to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2019.

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