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Archive for October 18th, 2020

SpaceX launches 14th batch of Starlink satellites

October 18th, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 60 Starlink satellites (batch #14); Date: 18 October 2020,1225 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, USA. The Starlink satellites deployed approximately 1 hour and 3 minutes after lift-off.

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Delay of the day: Delta IV Heavy/NROL-44 (again)

October 18th, 2020 by

ULA said the Delta IV-Heavy’s mission to launch a classified U.S. National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be postponed beyond next week.

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Delay of the day: Soyuz ST/FalconEye 2 (again)

October 18th, 2020 by

The launch of a Russian Soyuz ST rocket with the UAE’s FalconEye-2 optical-electronic surveillance satellite from the Kourou Space Center is further delayed.

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mPower solar cells to launch on Sparkwing in-orbit demonstrator

October 18th, 2020 by

mPower Technology announced that its DragonSCALES solar cell prototype has completed integration and testing on a Sparkwing in-orbit solar array technology demonstrator in preparation for inclusion on Momentus’ Vigoride transfer vehicle launch taking place in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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On This Day in Space: Oct. 18, 1963: Félicette Becomes the 1st Cat in Space! >^..^

October 18th, 2020 by

On Oct. 18, 1963, a cat went to space! Félicette was a French “catstronaut.” See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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SpaceX just launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites and nailed rocket landing at sea

October 18th, 2020 by

SpaceX successfully launched a full stack of Starlink internet satellites into today (Oct. 18) and capped off the mission with a successful rocket landing at sea.

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