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Electron lofts satellite for DARPA

March 31st, 2019 by

Rocket: Electron; Payload: R3D2; Date: 26 March 2019, 2327 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. The mission launched a prototype reflect array antenna to orbit for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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China launches initial second-gen Tianlian satellite

March 31st, 2019 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/G2; Payload: Tianlian 2-01; Date: 31 March 2019, 1551 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The People’s Liberation Army media arm said that the communications relay satellite was sucessfully deployed into geostationary transfer orbit.

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Airbus prepares Cheops satellite for launch

March 31st, 2019 by

Airbus Defence and Space has completed construction of the Cheops satellite (Characterising Exoplanet Satellite). The European Space Agency (ESA) recently gave the green light at the Qualification and Acceptance Review.

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York Space Systems ships S-CLASS spacecraft for inaugural mission

March 31st, 2019 by

York Space Systems announced its S-CLASS spacecraft platform has officially been shipped to the launch site for the company’s inaugural mission.

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