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Rokot loft geodesy satellite

September 1st, 2019 by

Rocket: Rokot; Payload: Geo-IK-2 No. 13L (Kosmos 2540); Date: 30 August 2019, 1400 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. All pre-launch operations and the launch itself were normal. Ground facilities of the Aerospace Force monitored the rocket’s launch and flight.

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China launches two smallsats aboard KZ-1A

September 1st, 2019 by

Rocket: Kuaizhou-1A [KZ-1A]; Payload: KX-09 [Kuxue-09], Xiaoxiang 1-07 [TY 1-07]; Date: 30 August 2019, 2341 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The two satellites were deployed into a 592 km x 608 km x 97.8 degrees orbit.

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Chandrayaan-2 completes Lunar orbit manoeuvres

September 1st, 2019 by

The final and fifth Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on 1 September 2019.

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GomSpace and UnseenLabs commission BRO-1

September 1st, 2019 by

GomSpace said it successfully delivered and commissioned the satellite bus for UnseenLabs BRO-1, launched from New Zealand by Rocket Lab on 19 August 2019.

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Final tests of ExoMars mission to begin in March 2020

September 1st, 2019 by

The Russian military spacecraft Kosmos-2521, unofficially nicknamed “the satellite inspector,” has performed several new manoeuvres since the beginning of 2019, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement.

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Trump’s satellite picture: treason or trivial?

September 1st, 2019 by

A satellite image showing the aftermath of a rocket explosion at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran was posted by U.S. President Donald Trump on Twitter. This led to some noise in the mainstream media but also to some interesting analyses.

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