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Soyuz-2.1b successfully launches 33 satellites into 3 orbits

July 7th, 2019 by

Rocket: Soyuz-2.1b; Payload: Meteor M2-2, 32 piggyback satellites; Date: 5 July 2019, 0541 UTC; Launch site: Vostochny, Russia. Within 4,5 hours after the launch the satellites were deployed into the planned operational orbits.

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Weather conditions cause Vega launch postponement

July 7th, 2019 by

With unfavourable high-altitude winds above the Spaceport in French Guiana, Arianespace has taken the decision not to attempt a launch of Flight VV15 with the United Arab Emirates’ FalconEye1 satellite for the time being.

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New Spektr-RG launch date confirmed

July 7th, 2019 by

Russian specialists have replaced a battery in the Spektr-RG space telescope and its launch will take place on 12 July, Head of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin said.

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Better insulation for China’s cryogenic upper stage

July 7th, 2019 by

Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in cryogenic rocket engine technology that can extend the orbital period of rockets from a few hours to 30 days, state media reported.

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Ball Aerospace successfully commissions GPIM

July 7th, 2019 by

Ball Aerospace has officially commissioned NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) and begun on-orbit testing of a non-toxic, high-performance propellant. GPIM launched on 25 June 2019 on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

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Tethers Unlimited delivers HYDROS-C water-electrolysis thruster

July 7th, 2019 by

Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) announced that it has successfully delivered its first HYDROS-C water-electrolysis thruster for integration with NASA’s first Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator (PTD-1) CubeSat.

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