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Archive for January 27th, 2020

Preparations for next Ariane 5 launch underway

January 27th, 2020 by

The two satellite passengers for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission – scheduled for lift-off in February – are advancing through their pre-flight preparations during parallel activity in French Guiana.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/Starlink

January 27th, 2020 by

SpaceX has postponed the launch of its next batch of Starlink satellites due to bad weather. The next attempt will be on 28 January.

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Delay of the day: H-2A/IGS Optical 7

January 27th, 2020 by

Lift-off of an H-2A rocket with the IGS Optical 7 reconnaissance satellite aboard from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, was scrubbed on 26 and 27 February, most recently because of a ground facility problem. A new launch date was not immediately announced.

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China to launch more space science satellites

January 27th, 2020 by

China plans to launch more space science satellites in the coming three to four years, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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Bartolomeo starts its journey to the International Space Station

January 27th, 2020 by

The Bartolomeo research platform, developed by Airbus for the International Space Station (ISS), has been delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. With its planned launch in March, the European-built Bartolomeo is set to become the first commercial research platform to be attached to the ISS.

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QinetiQ to build ALTIUS for ESA

January 27th, 2020 by

QinetiQ’s space business (formerly Verhaert Space) has confirmed it has secured a major new contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to extend Europe’s capabilities in operational Earth Observation. The new EUR75 million contract will see the company develop and assemble the ALTIUS satellite at its new cleanroom facilities in Kruibeke, Belgium.

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