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Archive for December 16th, 2019

China completes MEO part of BDS-3 navsat constellation

December 16th, 2019 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng-3A; Payload: Beidou-3M19 (Beidou-52), Beidou-3M20 (Beidou-53); Date: 16 December 2019, 0722 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The two navigation satellites were placed into approx. 22,524 km x 22,193 km x 55.02 degrees orbit after a flight of more than three hours.

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Vector launch files for bankruptcy protection

December 16th, 2019 by

Vector Launch Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, with a deal to sell its GalacticSky satellite software business to Lockheed Martin for US$4.25 million.

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