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Payloads arrive for Arianespace’s 5th Soyuz mission carrying O3b satellites

February 10th, 2019 by

French Guiana has welcomed the four passengers for Arianespace’s second Soyuz mission in 2019, which will further expand the SES-owned O3b satellite constellation.

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NASA, SpaceX, and Boeing update Commercial Crew launch dates

February 7th, 2019 by

NASA and its Commercial Crew Program providers Boeing and SpaceX have agreed to move the target launch dates for the upcoming inaugural test flights of their next generation U.S. spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station.

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SSTL payload on Orbex Prime inaugural flight

February 7th, 2019 by

Orbex has announced that it is partnering with UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to carry an experimental payload on its maiden flight from Scotland in 2021.

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Arianespace rejects Russian offer to fix seam rupture in Fregat booster

February 6th, 2019 by

Arianespace has not accepted the offer by the Russian Lavochkin Research and Production Association to “patch up” the rupture in the pipeline that supplies helium to fuel tanks of the Fregat booster on the Soyuz-ST carrier rocket at the Guiana space centre, a source in the rocket and space industry was quoted as saying by Sputnik.

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First Ariane 5 launch of 2019 successful

February 5th, 2019 by

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4, GSAT-31; Date: 5 February 2019, 2101 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. HS-4/SGS-1 was deployed into geostationary transfer orbit 27 minutes after lift-off, followed by GSAT-31 15 minutes later.

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Prometheus engine demonstrator completes review

February 4th, 2019 by

ArianeGroup said it just finalised the Definition Review of the Prometheus engine demonstrator with the support of the European Space Agency, CNES and DLR on 1 February 2019.

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