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Chinasat-18 in trouble after launch

August 20th, 2019 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/E; Payload: Chinasat-18 ( Zhongxing-18); Date: 19 August 2019, 1203 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite appears to have been placed into geostationary transfer orbit as planned but has since suffered an anomaly.

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GPS III SV 2 ready to launch aboard Delta IV from CCAFS

August 20th, 2019 by

The Lockheed Martin GPS III SV02 is set to launch on 22 August aboard an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. The launch window opens at 1300 UTC and will remain open for 27 minutes.

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Astrobotic selects Vulcan to launch its first mission to the Moon

August 20th, 2019 by

Astrobotic announced that it selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket in a competitive commercial procurement to launch its Peregrine lunar lander to the moon in 2021.

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Chandrayaan-2 enters lunar orbit

August 20th, 2019 by

Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfullyon 20 August 2019. The duration of manoeuvre was 1,738 seconds beginning from 0432 UTC. With this, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into a Lunar orbit. The orbit achieved is 114 km x 18,072 km.

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ExoMars 2020 rover gets its Panoramic Camera

August 20th, 2019 by

One of the key instruments on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars rover, the Panoramic Camera (PanCam) has been fitted and integrated in the Airbus bio-burden cleanroom in Stevenage.

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