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Archive for December, 2018

Chang Zheng 2D lofts 7 satellites in last launch of 2018

December 29th, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D/YZ-3; Payload: Hongyan-1, six Yunhai-2 satellites; Date: 29 December 2018, 0800 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China.

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ULA Delta IV Heavy NROL-71 delayed again

December 29th, 2018 by

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission will launch no earlier than Sunday, 6 January 2019.

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Trouble ahead for Soyuz launches in 2020 – source

December 29th, 2018 by

The preparation and holding of planned launches of the Russian Soyuz-2 rockets at Baikonur Cosmodrome will face technical difficulties in 2020, a source in the aerospace industry was quoted as saying by Sputnik.

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BeiDou navigation system starts global service

December 29th, 2018 by

China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has started to provide global service, according to BDS Spokesperson Ran Chengqi.

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Last Russian launch of 2018 successful

December 27th, 2018 by

Rocket: Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat; Payload: Kanopus-V No. 5, Kanopus-V No. 6, 26 small satellites; Date: 27 December 2018, 0207 UTC; Launch site: Vostochny, Russia. In accordance with the flight programme, the Fregat upper stage injected primary and piggyback payload satellites into low-Earth orbit.

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China launches another mystery satellite

December 25th, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3C/G2; Payload: Tongxin Jishu Shiyan Weixing 3 (TJSW-3, TJS-3); Date: 24 December 2018, 1653 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. State media confirmed success of the launch 40 minutes later via social media, with the satellite inserted into geostationary transfer orbit.

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