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Dove satellites to fly as piggyback payload on Soyuz-2 mission

Submit on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 22:59

International Space company (ISC) Kosmotras and Planet have signed an agreement to launch 12 Dove-series satellites, says a statement published on the website of GK Launch Services, a company established by Glavkosmos (a subsidiary of Russia’s Roskosmos State Space Corporation) and Kosmotras.

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GovSat-1 arrives at Cape Canaveral for SpaceX launch in January

Submit on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 22:58

The GovSat-1 spacecraft has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. GovSat-1 is the first satellite of GovSat, which is a brand operated by a joint venture between the Government of Luxembourg and the world-leading satellite operator SES. It is scheduled for launch at the end of this month on board a SpaceX flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket.

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Cambodia orders satellite from China

Submit on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 22:57

On 11 January 2018, CGWIC and Royal Group of Cambodia signed a Framework Agreement of TECHO 1 Communications Satellite Project. As a prime contractor of the project, CGWIC will deliver a communications satellite to Cambodian user in the form of satellite In Orbit Delivery.

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Dr K Sivan appointed as new ISRO Chairman

Submit on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 22:56

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) director, Dr K Sivan, is set to take charge as the new chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 12 January.

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SBIRS GEO-4 encapsulated

Submit on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 22:58

The U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight-4 (SBIRS GEO-4) satellite has completed encapsulation at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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China launches pair of commercial imaging satellites

Submit on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 22:59

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: SuperView 1-03, SuperView 1-04 [Gaojing-1-03, Gaojing-1-04]; Date: 9 January 2018, 0324 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. Officials declared the launch a success.

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