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Archive for June 2nd, 2019

Proton-M lofts Gazprom’s Yamal-601 (part II)

June 2nd, 2019 by

The Proton M/Briz M launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 30 May at 1742 UTC successfully injected the Yamal-601 telecommunication satellite into orbit for the Russian satellite operator JSC Gazprom Space Systems.

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Roskosmos signs contract to buy 8 rockets for ISS missions

June 2nd, 2019 by

Roskosmos has signed a contract for buying eight Soyuz-2-1a rockets, which will transport Progress MS resupply ships and Soyuz MS manned spaceships to the International Space Station (ISS), according to data from SPARK Marketing.

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NGC completes first stage test for OmegA rocket

June 2nd, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation said it successfully conducted a full-scale static fire test of the first stage of its new OmegA rocket in Promontory, Utah, even though the test seems to have ended in a small explosion. The test verified the performance of the first stage solid rocket motor for the intermediate version of OmegA.

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RUAG Space produces thermal insulation for launchers

June 2nd, 2019 by

RUAG Space said it has started providing thermal insulation for launch vehicles.

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Eutelsat 7C arrives in Kourou

June 2nd, 2019 by

Eutelsat 7C, Eutelsat Communications’ newest high-power broadcast satellite, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana where it will be launched as a co-passenger on an Ariane 5 rocket on 20 June.

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Contact established with all 60 Starlink satellites

June 2nd, 2019 by

SpaceX said that all 60 recently launched Starlink satellites have deployed their solar arrays successfully, generated positive power and communicated with ground stations.

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