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Spaceflight to launch small satellites on Vega SSMS POC flight

April 17th, 2018 by

Arianespace announced that it has been selected by rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight to launch small satellites on the Vega launch vehicle, as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof Of Concept (POC) flight.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/TESS

April 16th, 2018 by

The launch of NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS has been postponed until 19 April. The satellite had been scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on the evening of 16 April (UTC).

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China to launch Chang Zheng-5 Y3 rocket in late 2018

April 16th, 2018 by

China plans to launch its heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Chang Zheng-5 Y3, in late 2018, after finding the cause of the failure of the Chang Zheng-5 Y2, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.

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Atlas V launches experimental military satellites

April 15th, 2018 by

Rocket: Atlas V; Payload: AFSPC-11; Date: 14 April 2018, 2313 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA.

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Conceptual design for Soyuz-5 launch vehicle approved

April 15th, 2018 by

A Roskosmos committee has approved RSC Energia’s conceptual design for the Medium Launch Vehicle System intended for flight developmental testing of key elements of the Super-Heavy Space Launch Vehicle System. The acceptance report and committee’s statement have been handed over to Energia.

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PSLV lofts latest Indian navsat

April 12th, 2018 by

Rocket: PSLV-C41; Payload: IRNSS-1I; Date: 11 April 2018, 2234 UTC; Launch site: SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota, India. The spacecraft was deployed to a 281 km x 20,730 km transfer orbit. It will later propel itself into a geosynchronous orbit with an inclination of 29 degrees.

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