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Archive for March, 2019

India shoots down satellite in ASAT test

March 27th, 2019 by

India successfully tested an indigenously-developed anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile, shooting down a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite. The announcement about the test was made in a national broadcast by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the action was not directed against any country and the satellite was a pre-determined target orbiting at an altitude of 300 km.

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UTIAS-SFL prime contractor for new HawkEye 360 satellites

March 27th, 2019 by

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) has been awarded the prime contract to develop the next generation cluster of formation-flying microsatellites for HawkEye 360 Inc.

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First Chinese private orbital launch fails

March 27th, 2019 by

Rocket: OS-M1 “Chongqing-Liangjiang Star,” Payload: Lingque-1B; Date: 27 March 2019, 0932 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The rocket failed after separation of the first stage one minute into flight.

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Singapore Technologies Engineering to take over Newtec

March 27th, 2019 by

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its subsidiary Singapore Technologies Engineering (Europe) Ltd, has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to acquire a 100% ownership in Newtec Group NV, an established Belgium-based company in the satellite communications industry.

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S7 Space to cancel deal with Yuzhmash – report

March 26th, 2019 by

Russia’s privately-owned S7 Space company will scrap a contract it has with a Ukrainian state rocket maker, Yuzhmash, on the production of 12 Zenit launch vehicles , the Russian firm’s co-owner was quoted as saying by Sputnik.

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Update – Delay of the day: Electron/R3D2

March 26th, 2019 by

Rocket Lab said it is currently targeting no earlier than 2230 on 28 March 2019 UTC for the DARPA R3D2 launch.

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