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Archive for November 6th, 2020

China launches commercial smallsats

November 6th, 2020 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 6; Payload: 10 NewSat satellites (NewSat-9 to NewSat-18), three piggyback satellites; Date: 6 November 2020, 0319 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellites were deployed into approx. 468 km x 478 km x 97.26 degrees Sun-synchronous orbits.

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Fourth GPS III satellite in orbit

November 6th, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: GPS III SV04; Date: 5 November 2020, 2324 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. About 89 minutes after lift-off, U.S. Space Force and Lockheed Martin engineers at the company’s Denver Launch & Checkout Operations Center declared GPS III SV04 “separated” from its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and “flying” under their control.

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India set to launch 10 satellites

November 6th, 2020 by

The 26-hour countdown for India’s next PSLV rocket launch has begun. The rocket with 10 satellites is expected to lift off at 0932 UTC on 7 November from Sriharikota, India.

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Atlas V launch update

November 6th, 2020 by

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying the NROL-101 mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office is now targeted for 8 November at 2236 UTC, pending range approval.

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Rocket Lab to attempt first stage recovery on next mission

November 6th, 2020 by

Rocket Lab announced it will attempt to recover the first stage of its Electron rocket during its next mission, the ‘Return to Sender’ launch, scheduled for lift-off in mid-November.

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Intelsat S.A. results Q3 2020

November 6th, 2020 by

Intelsat S.A. announced financial results for the three months ending 30 September 2020.

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