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RISAT-2BR1 to be launched on 11 December

December 4th, 2019 by

PSLV-C48, which is the 50th mission of PSLV, will launch RISAT-2BR1 from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 0955 UTC on 11 December 2019, subject to weather conditions.

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Spaceflight’s SEOPS-2 mission to launch multiple spacecraft from ISS

December 4th, 2019 by

Spaceflight announced that together with Hypergiant SEOPS, it will be launching three CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS) and Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft in early January.

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JAXA outsources satellite ‘ride-sharing’

December 4th, 2019 by

Officials at JAXA have struck a deal with Tokyo-based venture firm Space BD to arrange for different microsatellites to be launched on the same rocket.

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Nilesat-301 satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space

December 4th, 2019 by

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors.

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Hayabusa2 starts return voyage home

December 4th, 2019 by

JAXA’s Hayabusa2 asteroid probe set off on its return voyage to Earth on Tuesday by activating its electric propulsion system.

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EPS follow-on payload programme completes CDR

December 4th, 2019 by

The Enhanced Polar System Recapitalisation (EPS-R) Payload programme reached a major programme milestone completing a successful Delta Critical Design Review (CDR). Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is the EPS-R Payload developer via an approximately US$410 million contract awarded in February 2018 that runs through December 2023.

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