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Archive for August, 2019

LandSpace offers commercial launches on ZQ-2

August 29th, 2019 by

Chinese commercial launcher developer and launch service provider LandSpace Technology Corporation Ltd. (LandSpace) announced that the company is seeking and accepting payloads from around the world for the maiden launch of its proprietary ZhuQue-2 (ZQ-2) launcher powered by a LOX/LCH4 [liquid oxygen/methane] rocket engine.

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Iranian rocket explodes on launch pad

August 29th, 2019 by

An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on 29 August 2019, an Iranian official said.

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Eutelsat 5 West B delivered to Baikonur

August 28th, 2019 by

Eutelsat Communications announced the safe arrival of Eutelsat 5 West B at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it is due for launch on a Proton Briz M rocket on 30 September overseen by International Launch Services.

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Northrop Grumman fully assembles NASA’s JWST

August 28th, 2019 by

At Northrop Grumman Corporation in Redondo Beach, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Spacecraft Element (SCE) and Optical Telescope Element/Integrated Science Instrument Module (OTIS) are now one. Both halves of the telescope (SCE and OTIS) have been successfully assembled.

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ESA, GomSpace sign contract for constellation management

August 28th, 2019 by

GomSpace and ESA have signed a development contract at a value of EUR1,425,000 for GomSpace Luxembourg SARL’s continued development of the Mega-Constellation Operations Platform (MCOP) product.

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Chinasat 18 still not moving

August 28th, 2019 by

A week after its launch aboard a Chang Zheng 3B/E rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Chinasat 18 (Zhongxing 18, ZX 18) still has not left geostationary transfer orbit and might be considered a total loss.

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