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First launch of Soyuz 2-1v is last launch of 2013

December 28th, 2013 by

Rocket: Soyuz 2-1v; Payload: AIST, two calibration spheres plus some ballast mass; Date: 28 December 2013, 1234 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The inaugural mission of the new rocket was a success, its manufacturer TsSKB Progress said.Related Post:NASA Postpones Dawn Spacecraft LaunchMetOp-A Integrated With Upper StageMetop Launch Postponed By High WindBoeing Announces Teams For Ares 1 Upper Stage BidGOCE launch back on trackSMOS and Proba-2 mated with Rokot upper stageProton M with Inmarsat 5F-1 on the launch padBe Smart Enough To Choose A Digital TV PlanZemanta

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GSLV is go for launch

December 28th, 2013 by

ISRO said the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) team and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the GSLV-D5/GSAT 14 launch at 1158 UTC on 5 January 2014.Related Post:NASA Postpones Dawn Spacecraft LaunchMetOp-A Integrated With Upper StageMetop Launch Postponed By High WindBoeing Announces Teams For Ares 1 Upper Stage BidGOCE launch back on trackSMOS and Proba-2 mated with Rokot upper stageProton M with Inmarsat 5F-1 on the launch padBe Smart Enough To Choose A Digital TV PlanZemanta

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Control of TKSat-1 transferred to Bolivia

December 28th, 2013 by

China Great Wall Industry Corporation said that TKSat-1 has arrived at 87.2 degrees West. The satellite was handed over to Bolivia on 27 December.Related Post:NASA Postpones Dawn Spacecraft LaunchMetOp-A Integrated With Upper StageMetop Launch Postponed By High WindBoeing Announces Teams For Ares 1 Upper Stage BidGOCE launch back on trackSMOS and Proba-2 mated with Rokot upper stageProton M with Inmarsat 5F-1 on the launch padBe Smart Enough To Choose A Digital TV PlanZemanta

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Update: Proton lifts off with Ekspress AM5 satellite

December 27th, 2013 by

The Ekspress-AM5 telecommunications spacecraft, designed and constructed by Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company, was successfully launched into supersynchronous transfer orbit on 26 December 2013. A ground control station received signals from the spacecraft, verifying it is healthy in orbit – solar panels deployed, the onboard equipment is performing as designed, Sun acquisition has been completed successfully.Related Post:Shuttle launch delayed againSTS-119 delayed three more days at leastDelay of the day: STS-119Hubble mission to start one day earlier than previously plannedNASA to launch Discovery as plannedNext shuttle launch on 13 June7 February confirmed as STS-122 launch dateSTS-123 launch date confirmedZemanta

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NASA and JAXA announce launch date for Global Precipitation Satellite

December 27th, 2013 by

NASA and JAXA selected 1807 to 2007 UTC on 27 February as the launch date and launch window for a Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center.Related Post:Shuttle launch delayed againSTS-119 delayed three more days at leastDelay of the day: STS-119Hubble mission to start one day earlier than previously plannedNASA to launch Discovery as plannedNext shuttle launch on 13 June7 February confirmed as STS-122 launch dateSTS-123 launch date confirmedZemanta

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Update: Delay of the day: Soyuz-2.1v (again)

December 27th, 2013 by

The inaugural launch of the Soyuz-2-1v rocket has again been rescheduled. Lift-off from Plesetsk is now planned for 28 December, 1000 UTC.Related Post:Shuttle launch delayed againSTS-119 delayed three more days at leastDelay of the day: STS-119Hubble mission to start one day earlier than previously plannedNASA to launch Discovery as plannedNext shuttle launch on 13 June7 February confirmed as STS-122 launch dateSTS-123 launch date confirmedZemanta

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