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Delay of the day I: Delta II/JPSS-1

November 15th, 2017 by

The second attempt to launch NOAA’s JPSS-1 satellite on 15 November at 0947 UTC was scrubbed due to excessive upper level winds. The team is working to establish a new launch opportunity.

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Delay of the day II: Falcon 9/Zuma

November 15th, 2017 by

SpaceX’s planned launch of a secret Zuma payload for the U.S. government has been delayed at least 24 hours to 16 November. SpaceX said that “Both Falcon 9 and the payload remain healthy; teams will use the extra day to conduct some additional mission assurance work in advance of launch.”

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Delay of the day: Delta II/JPSS-1 (again)

November 14th, 2017 by

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II carrying the JPSS-1 mission for NASA and NOAA was scrubbed today due to a red range and a late launch vehicle alarm.

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TAS to supply telemetry transmitter for Ariane 6

November 14th, 2017 by

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher.

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Roskosmos to receive new engine’s final design in November

November 14th, 2017 by

Russia’s State Space Corporation Roskosmos will receive the final design of a new RD-171MV engine intended for the first stage of the Soyuz-5 rocket until the end of the year, Head of Energomash Scientific and Production Association Igor Arbuzov was quoted as saying.

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Electron arrives at launch site for Rocket Lab’s 2nd test flight

November 13th, 2017 by

Rocket Lab’s second Electron orbital launch vehicle has arrived at Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula, signalling the beginning of pre-flight checks ahead of Rocket Lab’s second test flight, dubbed ‘Still Testing’.

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