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Spektr-RG to launch on 21 June after years of delay

June 10th, 2019 by

Specialists of the Roskosmos enterprises completed the general assembly of a Proton-M integrated launch vehicle at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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Ariane 6 development on track

June 10th, 2019 by

Europe’s Ariane 6 launch vehicle is set to debut with a commercial mission in 2020 – industry is carrying out the final tests and starting production. The Ariane 6 launch zone at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is near completion.

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AEHF-5 encapsulated ahead of June launch

June 9th, 2019 by

The U.S. Air Force’s fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) communication satellite was encapsulated on 5 June at Astrotech Space Operations processing facility in Florida.

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First Vega ride-share mission scheduled for September

June 6th, 2019 by

More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe’s Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to a modular “Lego-style” dispenser resting on its upper stage.

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Virgin Orbit announces partnership with ANA Holdings

June 6th, 2019 by

Virgin Orbit announced that it has signed an agreement with ANA Holdings, parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA), to bring the company’s LauncherOne service to Japan.

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China’s first sea launch successful

June 5th, 2019 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: Bufeng-1A, Bufeng-1B, five smallsats; Date: 5 June 2019, 0406 UTC; Launch site: floating platform in the Yellow Sea at 34.90 deg. N, 121.19 deg. E. The two technology experiment satellites and five commercial satellites were successfully launched.

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