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China launches Gaofen 13

October 11th, 2020 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B; Payload: Gaofen 13; Date: 11 October 2020, 1657 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The spacecraft entered its predetermined geostationary transfer orbit and deployed its solar arrays.

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Soyuz MS-17 launch set for 14 October

October 11th, 2020 by

Russia’s Soyuz-2.1a rocket and Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft have been rolled out to their Baikonur launch pad ahead of a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Roskosmos said.

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Delay of the day I: SpaceX Crew-1 launch

October 11th, 2020 by

Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station is now targeted for no sooner than early-to-mid November, providing additional time for SpaceX to complete hardware testing and data reviews as the company evaluates off-nominal behaviour of Falcon 9 first stage engine gas generators observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt.

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Delay of the day II: Soyuz-2.1b/GLONASS-K

October 11th, 2020 by

The launch of Russia’s next-generation GLONASS-K navigation satellite, which has been postponed several times, is now scheduled for late October, Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems said.

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‘Self-eating’ rocket receives financial support

October 11th, 2020 by

A ‘self-eating’ rocket engine which aims to put small payloads into orbit by burning its own structure as propellant has won financial support from the UK Government.

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Two satellites fail to separate from dispenser in recent Vega launch

October 11th, 2020 by

Two microsatellites have failed to separate from their dispenser during the launch of a Vega rocket (Flight VV16), a source was quoted as saying by Sputnik news agency.

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