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Russia to launch serial production of Angara rockets

July 18th, 2018 by

The serial production of Angara rockets will begin from 2023 at the Polyot Production Association in the West Siberian city of Omsk from 2023, CEO of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin said.

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Roskosmos, Energia sign contract for Soyuz-5

July 18th, 2018 by

State Corporation Roskosmos has signed a government contract with RSC Energia for the development of the new-generation medium Space Rocket System (SRS) with Launch Vehicle (LV) Soyuz-5.

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Next Galileo launch set for 25 July

July 17th, 2018 by

For its fourth launch of the year, Arianespace will orbit four more satellites (satellites 23 to 26) for the Galileo constellation. This mission is being performed on behalf of the European Commission under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

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P120C solid rocket motor successfully tested

July 16th, 2018 by

The P120C was successfully tested on 16 July in Kourou, French Guiana, on the BEAP test bench for solid rocket motors, operated by the French space agency CNES. This successful test of the first P120C ever produced is a major step in the development of the future European launchers, Ariane 6 and Vega-C.

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NanoRacks completes 5th external Cygnus deployment

July 16th, 2018 by

NanoRacks on 15 July successfully deployed six CubeSats from the company’s CubeSat deployer mounted on the outside of the Cygnus spacecraft. This brings the overall count to 223 small satellites deployed into low-Earth orbit.

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LockMart to help UK Space Agency build 1st commercial spaceport

July 16th, 2018 by

The UK Space Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to help implement its vision for the UK Spaceflight Programme.

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