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Arianespace prepares for first of 14 launches in 2018

January 17th, 2018 by

Arianespace is preparing its initial Ariane 5 and Soyuz missions of 2018, which will set the stage for up to 14 flights this year using its family of launchers.

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New launch date for ASNARO-2

January 16th, 2018 by

JAXA has rescheduled the launch of Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC’s small radar satellite “ASNARO-2” from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center.

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GomSpace signs contract for low-inclination launch on LauncherOne

January 16th, 2018 by

GomSpace has purchased a launch for several nanosatellites onboard a LauncherOne rocket from the California based company Virgin Orbit. The flight, which is bound for a low-inclination orbit, is scheduled to occur in early 2019.

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Delay of the day: Epsilon-3/ASNARO-2

January 15th, 2018 by

In light of adverse weather predicted for the launch day, JAXA postponed the launch of Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC Small radar satellite “ASNARO-2”, from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center, to no earlier than 17 January 2018 (UTC).

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ULA NROL-47 mission declared success – next launch: SBIRS GEO 4

January 15th, 2018 by

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 on 12 January at 2211 UTC. Designated NROL-47, the mission is in support of U.S. national defence.

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New Chinese navsats in orbit

January 14th, 2018 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/YZ-1; Payload: two Beidou satellites; Date: 11 January 2018, 2318 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The navigation satellites were deployed into medium Earth orbit by the Yuanzheng-1 upper stage.

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