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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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Arianespace to orbit SEOSat/Ingenio Earth observation satellite

May 20th, 2019 by

Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA/Earth Observation Programs directorate) announced the signature of a launch services contract with a Vega launcher for SEOSat (Spanish Earth Observation SATellite) for Spain’s Center for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI – Centro para el Desarrollo Technologico Industrial).

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ULA completes final design review for new Vulcan Centaur rocket

May 20th, 2019 by

United Launch Alliance completed the system Critical Design Review (CDR) for the company’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The system-level CDR is the final review of the design for the overall rocket.

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