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First Chinese private orbital launch fails

March 27th, 2019 by

Rocket: OS-M1 “Chongqing-Liangjiang Star,” Payload: Lingque-1B; Date: 27 March 2019, 0932 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The rocket failed after separation of the first stage one minute into flight.

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Iranian satellite launch fails

January 15th, 2019 by

Iran launched a satellite on 15 January but the spacecraft failed to reach orbit, state television quoted the telecommunications minister as saying.

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Russian space telescope still not responding

January 15th, 2019 by

Another attempt to restore control over Russia’s radio telescope Spektr-R has failed, Alexander Bloshenko, adviser on science to the chief of Russia’s state space corporation Roskosmos, was quoted as saying.

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NASA continues efforts to fix Hubble’s WFC-3 instrument

January 14th, 2019 by

NASA said it continues to work toward recovering the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 instrument, which suspended operations on Tuesday, 8 January.

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Cosmic radiation possible cause of Spektr-R failure

January 14th, 2019 by

The Spektr-R space radio telescope’s transmission device failure may have been caused by cosmic radiation accumulated in the spacecraft’s electronics during the past eight years, a source in the Russian space industry was quoted as saying by TASS.

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Maxar reports failure of WorldView-4 imaging satellite

January 7th, 2019 by

Maxar Technologies Inc. reported that its WorldView-4 satellite (formerly known as GeoEye-2) experienced a failure in its control moment gyros (“CMGs”), preventing the satellite from collecting imagery due to the loss of an axis of stability.

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