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Electron lofts cubesats for NASA

December 16th, 2018 by

Rocket: Electron/Curie; Payload: ELaNa-XIX [13 cubesats]; Date: 16 December 2018, 0633 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. The Curie third stage injected the CubeSats, which had a total mass of 78 kg, into a 500 km circular orbit at an inclination of 85 degrees.

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ULA Delta IV Heavy NROL-71 set to launch on 19 Dec. (UTC)

December 16th, 2018 by

Everything is progressing toward the ULA Delta IV Heavy launch carrying the NROL-71 mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

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Khrunichev ships Eutelsat/MEV adapter

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The Khrunichev Space Center has shipped the flight adapter system assigned to the commercial Proton M/Briz M dual launch of Eutelsat 5 West B and MEV-1 (Mission Extension Vehicle-1) mission for joint fitcheck testing with the spacecraft.

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Testing of future lox-methane engine demonstrator begins

December 16th, 2018 by

Exactly one year after the signing of the Prometheus demonstrator development contract between the European Space Agency (ESA) and ArianeGroup, testing of the 3D-printed gas generator has started at the DLR site in Lampoldshausen, Germany.

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Static test qualifies launch abort motor for flight in cold conditions

December 16th, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS) at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Russia hands over three rocket engines for Antares

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Three Russian engines RD-181 have been handed over to Northrop Grumman, the research and industrial association NPO Energomash said.

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