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GSAT-11 cleared for launch

June 17th, 2018 by

ISRO has cleared GSAT-11 for launch. The satellite was recalled from Kourou in French Guinea for thorough checks. The 5,700-kg GSAT-11 satellite was slated for launch on 26 May aboard an Ariane 5.

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Revised launch date targeted for Parker Solar Probe

June 17th, 2018 by

NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are now targeting launch of the agency’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft no earlier than 4 August 2018.

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Iridium-7 target launch date announced

June 17th, 2018 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced that the seventh Iridium NEXT mission has been targeted by SpaceX for launch on 20 July 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests 3D-printed thrust chamber

June 13th, 2018 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne said it recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing a series of hot-fire tests of an advanced, next-generation RL10 engine thrust chamber design that was built almost entirely using additive manufacturing; commonly known as 3-D printing.

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Galileo satellites pass fit check for Ariane 5 launch

June 13th, 2018 by

The four Galileo satellites for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission at the service of Europe’s navigation system are coming together in their flight configuration, while parallel preparations continue with the mission’s heavy-lift launcher.

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Japan launches new radar observation satellite

June 12th, 2018 by

Rocket: H-2A; Payload: IGS Radar 6; Date: 12 June 2018, 0420 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.

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