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Electron launches Sequoia satellite for Capella

August 31st, 2020 by

Rocket: Electron; Payload: Sequoia; Date: 31 August 2020, 0305 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. Electron successfully deployed the single microsatellite to a circular orbit at approximately 500 km for Capella Space.

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First launch of Falcon 9 to polar orbit from Florida

August 31st, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: SAOCOM 1B, Tyvak-0172, GNOMES-1; Date: 30 August 2020, 2319 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. This mission marked SpaceX’s first launch to a polar orbit from the East Coast, and the first polar launch from Florida in decades.

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Vega smallsat rideshare mission gets the green light

August 31st, 2020 by

The lightweight Vega launcher is a “go” for its flight from French Guiana on 2 September (UTC) to demonstrate Arianespace’s smallsat rideshare offering.

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SpaceX delays launch of next 60 Starlink internet satellites to Thursday

August 31st, 2020 by

SpaceX has pushed the launch of its next big batch of Starlink internet satellites back two days, to Thursday (Sept. 3).

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The Andromeda galaxy’s halo is even more massive than scientists expected, Hubble telescope reveals

August 31st, 2020 by

Galactic halos are both more massive and more complicated than scientists realized, according to new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Vintage NASA satellite falls to Earth, meets fiery doom after 56 years in space

August 31st, 2020 by

A long-retired NASA satellite burned up in Earth’s atmosphere over the weekend, the agency has confirmed.

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