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Archive for September 3rd, 2020

Long-delayed Vega rideshare mission successfully launched

September 3rd, 2020 by

Rocket: Vega; Payload: 53 satellites); Date: 3 September 2020, 0151 UTC;Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite passengers on the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept rideshare mission were released during a flight sequence lasting 1 hour, 44 minutes from lift-off to final separation, involving multiple deployments with the SSMS dispenser.

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Falcon lofts another Starlink batch

September 3rd, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 60 Starlink satellites; Date: 3 September 2020, 1246 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The Falcon 9’s upper stage engine injected the 60 Starlink satellites into an on-target orbit inclined at 53 degrees.

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Update: Electron launches Sequoia satellite for Capella

September 3rd, 2020 by

Rocket Lab has launched its first in-house designed and built operational satellite. The satellite, named ‘First Light’, is the first spacecraft from Rocket Lab’s family of configurable Photon satellites to be deployed to orbit.

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Northrop Grumman tests SLS booster for Artemis missions

September 3rd, 2020 by

NASA and Northrop Grumman successfully conducted a full-scale static fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket motor, known as Flight Support Booster (FSB-1), in Promontory, Utah, on 2 September.

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SATRIA Indonesian telecommunication satellite activities will start up

September 3rd, 2020 by

Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT) and Thales Alenia Space announced the signature of a Preliminary Work Agreement to start the activities of the broadband telecommunication satellite SATRIA.

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Satcom phased array prototype successfully completes transmit test

September 3rd, 2020 by

Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace successfully completed a phased array transmit test for a Multi-Band, Multi-Mission (MBMM) antenna. MBMM helps enable multiple satellites to simultaneously connect with a single-phased array antenna system using multiple frequencies.

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