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Helium leak appears to have caused Chandrayaan2 launch delay

July 16th, 2019 by

A leak aboard the GSLV rocket forced India to abort the launch of its Chandrayaan2 Moon mission less than one hour before lift-off, media reports said.

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Small Soyuz rocket lifts off on unannounced mission

July 11th, 2019 by

Rocket: Soyuz-2.1v/Volga; Payload: four military satellites [probably designated Kosmos 2535, 2536, 2537 and 2538]; Date: 10 July 2019, 1714 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The successful separation of all four satellites was announced four hours later.

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Spaceflight to launch smallsats from ISS via Cygnus

July 11th, 2019 by

Spaceflight announced it is providing mission management and rideshare integration services on an upcoming launch from the International Space Station (ISS) and Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus launch vehicle.

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Vega launch campaign resumed after weather improvement

July 10th, 2019 by

Arianespace has restarted launch operations for Flight VV15 as weather conditions are improving over the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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1st flight of Russian recoverable rocket stage planned for 2021-2022

July 10th, 2019 by

The first flight of the Russian recoverable stage of the Krylo-SV launch vehicle is scheduled for 2021-2022, Director-General of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects Andrei Grigoryev was quoted as saying.

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Virgin Orbit completes key rocket test

July 10th, 2019 by

Virgin Orbit has released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said.

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