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1st GPS III satellite encapsulated for launch on 18 December

December 11th, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force’s first Lockheed Martin -built GPS III satellite is now encapsulated for its planned 18 December (UTC) launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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Spektr-RG launch now scheduled for April 2019

December 11th, 2018 by

The launch of the Russian-German Spektr-RG astrophysics observatory aboard a Proton-M with Blok DM-03 upper stage is planned for the first 10 days of April 2019.

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GSAT-11 arrives in geostationary orbit

December 11th, 2018 by

GSAT-11 has been placed in its designated geostationary orbit after four orbit-raising manoeuvres, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

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MDA instrument aboard OSIRIS-REx provides 3D scans of asteroid Bennu

December 11th, 2018 by

MDA announced that the laser altimeter instrument it built for the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) contribution to NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has scanned and collected its first data set of asteroid Bennu.

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