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Archive for April 20th, 2019

China launches Beidou 3 navsat

April 20th, 2019 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3b/G2; Payload: Beidou-3I1Q (IGSO-1) [Beidou 44]; Date: 20 April 2019, 1441 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. This is the 44th satellite of the constellation and the first Beidou-3 satellite in inclined geosynchronous Earth orbit.

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Cygnus completes rendezvous and berthing with International Space Station

April 20th, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing manoeuvres with the International Space Station. The mission marks the company’s 11th successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory.

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Boeing awarded contract for WGS-11

April 20th, 2019 by

The Boeing Co. has been awarded a not-to-exceed US$605,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract for the production of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication Space Vehicle 11, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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