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Archive for October 29th, 2020

Electron launches imaging satellites

October 29th, 2020 by

Rocket: Electron/Curie; Payload: CE-SAT-IIB, nine SuperDove satellites; Date: 28 October 2020, 2121 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. The Electron launch vehicle successfully deployed the 10 commercial small satellites to approx. 510 km x 524 km x 97.50 degrees Sun-synchronous orbits.

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Next PSLV launch set for 7 November

October 29th, 2020 by

ISRO said its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) will launch the radar imaging satellite EOS-01 as a primary satellite along with nine international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, on 7 November.

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ESA lays out roadmap to Ariane 6 and Vega-C flights

October 29th, 2020 by

ESA, CNES and ArianeGroup have jointly established a consolidated reference planning for Ariane 6 development, leading to a launch in Q2 2022. Vega-C’s maiden flight is currently planned for June 2021.

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Firefly announces transition to robotic rocket manufacturing

October 29th, 2020 by

Firefly announced a substantial commitment to increase its manufacturing capacity by transitioning large parts manufacturing to Automated fibre Placement (AFP) Mongoose Hybrid systems from Ingersoll Machine Tools beginning next year.

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D-Orbit’s ION satellite carrier completes deployment of spacecraft

October 29th, 2020 by

D-Orbit announced the successful completion of the deployment phase of ORIGIN mission, the first of ION Satellite Carrier. ION, D-Orbit’s satellite platform, successfully released 12 SuperDove satellites for Earth-imaging company Planet, in the precise orbital slots requested by the client.

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OSIRIS-REx successfully stows sample of asteroid Bennu

October 29th, 2020 by

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft’s Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu.

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