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Archive for February 16th, 2020

Antares with Cygnus aboard lifts off after delays

February 16th, 2020 by

Rocket: Antares 230+; Payload: NG-13/Cygnus; Date: 15 February 2020, 1821 UTC; Launch site: Wallops Flight Facility, USA. The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station at about 0905 UTC on 18 February.

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Rocket Lab to loft NASA’s moon cubesat

February 16th, 2020 by

NASA has selected Rocket Lab of Huntington Beach, California, to provide launch services for the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) CubeSat.

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Next Ariane 5 cleared to launch

February 16th, 2020 by

Arianespace’s dual-payload mission with satellites to serve Japan and South Korea – JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B, respectively – has been approved for next week’s launch from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Meridian launch rescheduled

February 16th, 2020 by

Russia’s State Commission has set a preliminary date of 20 February for the launch from Plesetsk of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a Meridian military satellite atop, which was previously cancelled, a source in the rocket and space industry was quoted as saying.

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EGNOS payload enters service on Eutelsat 5 West B

February 16th, 2020 by

Eutelsat Communications announced that the GEO-3 payload of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), a hosted payload aboard its Eutelsat 5 West B satellite, has successfully entered into service.

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Four BeiDou satellites start operation in network

February 16th, 2020 by

Four satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) have recently passed tests in orbit and started operation in the network, according to China’s Satellite Navigation System Management Office.

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