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Archive for June, 2014

India launches French observation satellite

June 30th, 2014 by

Rocket: PSLV-C23 (‘core alone’ configuration); Payload: SPOT 7, four co-payloads; Date: 30 June 2014, 0422 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shriharikota, India. The rocket also carried the 14 kg AISAT of Germany, NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) & NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) of Canada each with a mass of 15 kg, and the 7 kg VELOX-1 of Singapore as co-passengers. All satellites were successfully deployed. ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites from 19 countries worldwide.

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Delay of the day: Angara 1.2ML (again)

June 30th, 2014 by

Russia put off the maiden launch of its first new space rocket design since Soviet times for a second time on Saturday, 28 June.

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OCO-2 pre-launch details

June 30th, 2014 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced it is in final preparations for the launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite.

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NASA’s Commercial Crew partners focus on testing, analysis

June 30th, 2014 by

NASA said its aerospace industry partners are taking their designs and operational plans for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) through a series of comprehensive tests, evaluations and review boards this summer as they move through important milestones – all with an eye on launching people into orbit from U.S. soil by 2017.

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Delay of the day: Angara 1.2ML

June 27th, 2014 by

The inaugural test launch of Russia’s Angara launcher was cancelled several minutes before takeoff and tentatively delayed until Saturday.

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PSLV-C23 launch authorised

June 27th, 2014 by

The Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) for the PSLV-C23 mission has cleared the launch on 30 June 2014 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

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