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Archive for September 14th, 2015

China launches mystery satellite

September 14th, 2015 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B; Payload: Communications Engineering Test Satellite 1 (TXJSSY-1) [?]; Date: 12 September 2015, 1542 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite was deployed into a 201 km x 35,824 km x 27.1 degrees geostationary transfer orbit.

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New Chinese hi-res observation satellite launched

September 14th, 2015 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Gaofen-9; Date: 14 September 2015, 0445 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite was placed in a 618 km x 664 km x 98.0 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit.

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Proton M lifts off with Ekpress-AM8 (Part I)

September 14th, 2015 by

Rocket: Proton M/Block DM-3; Payload: Ekspress-AM8 ; Date: 14 September 2015, 1900 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Lift-off and flight have so far proceeded nominally.

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Atlas V to launch Morelos-3 on 2 October

September 14th, 2015 by

An Atlas V 421 will launch the Morelos-3 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on 2 October during a 1008-1028 UTC launch window. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V is provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services.

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Arianespace to launch BSAT-4a

September 14th, 2015 by

Arianespace has been selected by SSL to launch the BSAT-4a satellite for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan.

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ILS announces Proton launch for Hispasat in 2017

September 14th, 2015 by

International Launch Services (ILS) and Hispasat announced a contract for the launch of a satellite on ILS Proton in the first half of 2017 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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