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Delay of the day: Epsilon-3/ASNARO-2

Submit on Monday, January 15th, 2018 22:59

In light of adverse weather predicted for the launch day, JAXA postponed the launch of Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC Small radar satellite “ASNARO-2”, from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center, to no earlier than 17 January 2018 (UTC).

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ULA NROL-47 mission declared success – next launch: SBIRS GEO 4

Submit on Monday, January 15th, 2018 22:58

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 on 12 January at 2211 UTC. Designated NROL-47, the mission is in support of U.S. national defence.

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SES-15 enters commercial service to serve the Americas

Submit on Monday, January 15th, 2018 22:57

SES announced that the new SES-15 spacecraft has been operational at the 129 degrees West orbital position since 1 January. As planned, the all-electric satellite took six months to reach its orbital position and to successfully complete its testing.

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New Chinese navsats in orbit

Submit on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 22:59

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/YZ-1; Payload: two Beidou satellites; Date: 11 January 2018, 2318 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The navigation satellites were deployed into medium Earth orbit by the Yuanzheng-1 upper stage.

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China launches third land observation satellite

Submit on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 22:58

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: LKW-3 (Land Survey Satellite-3); Date: 13 January 2018, 0710 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, China. The observation satellite was placed into a Sun-synchronous orbit.

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Delta IV lifts off with U.S. spy satellite

Submit on Friday, January 12th, 2018 22:59

Rocket: Delta IV; Payload: NROL-47; Date: 12 January 2018, 2211 UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. The rocket lifted off successfully after several delays. Owing to a news blackout the outcome of the launch was not immediately known.

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