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Angosat delivered to Baikonur

Submit on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 22:58

The Angosat spacecraft built by Energia under a contract with the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Angola has been delivered to the Baikonur launch site.

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U.S. DOD awards agreement for prototype launch on LauncherOne

Submit on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 22:57

The U.S. Department of Defense announced that it has a prototype flight with Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne as a demonstration of the new launch service.

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China expected to offer sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018

Submit on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 22:56

China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC).

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NASA selects instrument for international mission to Martian moons

Submit on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 22:55

NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024.

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Delay of the day I: Delta II/JPSS-1

Submit on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 22:58

The second attempt to launch NOAA’s JPSS-1 satellite on 15 November at 0947 UTC was scrubbed due to excessive upper level winds. The team is working to establish a new launch opportunity.

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Delay of the day II: Falcon 9/Zuma

Submit on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 22:57

SpaceX’s planned launch of a secret Zuma payload for the U.S. government has been delayed at least 24 hours to 16 November. SpaceX said that “Both Falcon 9 and the payload remain healthy; teams will use the extra day to conduct some additional mission assurance work in advance of launch.”

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