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Archive for November 20th, 2015

China launches satellite for Laos

November 20th, 2015 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/G2; Payload: LaoSat-1; Date: 20 November 2015, 1607 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China.

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Sentinel-3A en route to Plesetsk

November 20th, 2015 by

The latest satellite for the European Commission’s Copernicus environmental programme has left France bound for the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and launch late next month.

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NASA orders crewed launch from SpaceX

November 20th, 2015 by

NASA placed its first mission order from SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts. Boeing received its first crew mission order in May.

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Satellite sensors would deliver global fire coverage

November 20th, 2015 by

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with Quadra Pi R2E. FireSat would be a constellation of more than 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors on satellites designed to quickly locate wildfires around the globe. Once operational, FireSat would represent the most complete monitoring coverage of wildfires ever from space.

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