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Vinci completes subsystems qualification campaigns

February 15th, 2018 by

The re-ignitable Vinci engine, which will power the upper stage of the Ariane 6 launcher, has now successfully completed its last two subsystems qualification campaigns (M6 and M7) with 140 engine tests conducted.

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Vector announces 5 orbital launch reservation with Open Cosmos

February 15th, 2018 by

Vector, a nanosatellite launch company, and Open Cosmos, a space mission provider, announced an agreement to reserve five orbital launches between 2019 and 2023 on the Vector-R launch vehicle. The announcement comes in advance of Vector’s first orbital launch in July.

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Progress vessel on slow trip to the ISS

February 13th, 2018 by

Rocket: Soyuz-2.1a; Payload: Progress MS-08 [Progress P69]; Date: 13 February 2018, 0813 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Progress cargo transportation spacecraft developed and built by RSC Energia was successfully put into a low Earth orbit.

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Delay of the day: Soyuz-2.1a/Progress MS-08

February 11th, 2018 by

Roskosmos has delayed the launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying a Progress cargo ship by two days after Sunday’s planned lift-off was aborted at the last minute.

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ESA explores microlaunchers for small satellites

February 8th, 2018 by

ESA has chosen five feasibility studies from industry proposing an economically viable, commercially self-sustaining microlauncher, without public funding. ArianeGroup, MT-Aerospace, ELV, Deimos and PLD Space are carrying out the studies.

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Update: First Falcon Heavy successfully lifts off

February 7th, 2018 by

The first test flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket may have been a great publicity stunt but was technically not as successful as many reports suggest.

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