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Archive for May 22nd, 2019

India launches radar satellite

May 22nd, 2019 by

Rocket: PSLV-C46 (core only); Payload: RISAT-2B [RISAT-2BR1?]; Date: 22 May 2019, 0000 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C46 injected RISAT-2B into a orbit of 556 km about 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off.

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Long-delayed Spektr-UV now set for launch in 2025

May 22nd, 2019 by

The press office of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roskosmos confirmed that the launch of the Spektr-UV observatory [also known as Spektr-UF, Spektr-F and World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet (WSO-UV)] had been scheduled for October 2025.

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Meteor-M satellite delivered to Vostochny spaceport

May 22nd, 2019 by

The Meteor-M No 2-2 spacecraft has been delivered to the Vostochny spaceport in Russia’s Far East in preparation for the upcoming launch, the press service of the Center for operating ground-based space infrastructure facilities said.

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General Atomics Orbital Test Bed satellite arrives at Cape Canaveral

May 22nd, 2019 by

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that its Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite has arrived at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, to complete launch preparations in anticipation of launching the spacecraft as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Technology Program 2 (STP-2) flight on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

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Viasat to deliver 1st Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft

May 22nd, 2019 by

Viasat Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Administrator of the Space Enterprise Consortium, under the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI programme, to deliver and test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft.

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