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Chang Zheng-5B rocket ready

Submit on Monday, January 20th, 2020 22:59

China’s Chang Zheng-5B rocket has passed testing and examination before leaving the factory and is expected to make its maiden flight in the first half of 2020, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

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Rocket Lab to launch U.S. spy satellite

Submit on Monday, January 20th, 2020 22:58

Rocket Lab has announced that it will launch a dedicated mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch window is scheduled to open on 31 January NZDT (UTC +9:30 hours) and the mission, called ‘Birds of a Feather,’ will lift off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1.

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GSAT-30 arrives in final orbit

Submit on Monday, January 20th, 2020 22:57

After the injection of GSAT-30 communication satellite into an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on 17 January 2020, all the three orbit raising manoeuvres have been completed successfully as planned using the satellite’s propulsion system.

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HawkEye 360 and Airbus form strategic partnership

Submit on Monday, January 20th, 2020 22:56

HawkEye 360 Inc., the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Airbus.

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Solar array failed on Eutelsat 5WB; capacity halved

Submit on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 22:59

On 24 October 2019, Eutelsat announced an investigation into a malfunction on one of the two solar arrays on its Eutelsat 5 West B satellite. Pursuant to this investigation, the loss of the satellite’s South solar array has been confirmed. With the exception of the South solar array, the satellite performance remains nominal.

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NASA, SpaceX complete final major flight test of crew spacecraft

Submit on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 22:58

NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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