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SpaceX Dragon capsule reportedly damaged during test preparations

Submit on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 22:59

SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday. “The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand,” the company said in a statement.

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China launches Beidou 3 navsat

Submit on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 22:59

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3b/G2; Payload: Beidou-3I1Q (IGSO-1) [Beidou 44]; Date: 20 April 2019, 1441 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. This is the 44th satellite of the constellation and the first Beidou-3 satellite in inclined geosynchronous Earth orbit.

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Cygnus completes rendezvous and berthing with International Space Station

Submit on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 22:58

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing manoeuvres with the International Space Station. The mission marks the company’s 11th successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory.

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Boeing awarded contract for WGS-11

Submit on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 22:57

The Boeing Co. has been awarded a not-to-exceed US$605,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract for the production of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication Space Vehicle 11, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Intelsat 29e total loss after anomalies

Submit on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 22:59

Intelsat has declared its IS-29e satellite a total loss.

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Arianespace to launch SAR satellite StriX-a aboard Vega

Submit on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 22:58

Arianespace announced the signing of a launch service contract with Synspective for the launch of the satellite StriX-a (with a lift-off mass of approximately 150 kg) into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) in 2020.#

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