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CNES, ArianeGroup step up cooperation in launch vehicles sector

September 20th, 2017 by

On 15 September, CNES and ArianeGroup–the lead contractor for the Ariane family of launch vehicles–signed an agreement to step up their co-operation.

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New launch date for U.S. spy satellite

September 18th, 2017 by

United Launch Alliance said that everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V NROL-42 launch.

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First Ariane 6 contract

September 14th, 2017 by

Arianespace will launch four new satellites for the Galileo constellation, using two Ariane 62 versions of the next-generation Ariane 6 rocket from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana.

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Hardware for next Galileo launch delivered

September 13th, 2017 by

Elements for Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission in December have been delivered to the Spaceport in French Guiana for the heavy-lift launcher’s second flight at the service of Europe’s Galileo global satellite navigation system.

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Cloud Constellation selects Virgin Orbit

September 13th, 2017 by

Virgin Orbit announced that commercial satellite developer Cloud Constellation Corporation has selected Virgin Orbit as its launch partner for a dozen satellites that will become the communications backbone of the SpaceBelt system.

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New crew vessel on its way to the ISS

September 12th, 2017 by

Rocket: Soyuz FG; Payload: Soyuz MS-06; Date: 12 September 2017, 2117 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The spacecraft arrived in its orbit nine minutes after lift-off and was expected to dock with the International Space Station at 0257 UTC.

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