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Archive for December 28th, 2016

China launches commercial imaging satellites

December 28th, 2016 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: SuperView 1-01 [Gaojing 1-01], SuperView 1-02 [Gaojing 1-02], BY70-1; Date: 28 December 2016, 0323 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China.

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Spektr-RG redesign cost EUR5 million

December 28th, 2016 by

Replacing electronic equipment for the future Spektr-RG observatory due to the new estimates of radiation levels cost German participants of this project about EUR5 million, Mikhail Pavlinsky, the head of Russian Space Research Institute, was quoted as saying.

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Seal Launch sale reportedly complete

December 28th, 2016 by

Russia’s S7 group of companies has signed final documents to become owner of the Sea Launch space platform, the Izvestia newspaper reported citing the launch site’s previous owner.

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