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Penultimate Delta II launches weather satellite

November 20th, 2017 by

Rocket: Delta II; Payload: JPSS-1, five CubeSats; Date: 18 November 2017, 0947 UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. Approximately 63 minutes after launch the solar arrays on JPSS-1 deployed and the spacecraft was operating on its own power.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/Zuma (again)

November 17th, 2017 by

The launch of a classified U.S. government satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket has been postponed.

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NASA launch of NOAA weather satellite rescheduled

November 16th, 2017 by

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II carrying the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, has been rescheduled for 0947 UTC on Saturday, 18 November 2017, from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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Angosat delivered to Baikonur

November 16th, 2017 by

The Angosat spacecraft built by Energia under a contract with the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Angola has been delivered to the Baikonur launch site.

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U.S. DOD awards agreement for prototype launch on LauncherOne

November 16th, 2017 by

The U.S. Department of Defense announced that it has a prototype flight with Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne as a demonstration of the new launch service.

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China expected to offer sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018

November 16th, 2017 by

China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC).

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