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Archive for November 17th, 2020

Two satellites lost in Vega launch failure

November 17th, 2020 by

Arianespace announced the loss of the Vega VV17 mission, which was carrying two payloads, SEOSAT-Ingenio, an Earth-science observation satellite for the European Spatial Agency (ESA) and TARANIS for France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). Human error is suspected to have caused the mishap.

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China prepares Chang Zheng-5 rocket for Chang’e-5 mission

November 17th, 2020 by

The fifth Chang Zheng-5 rocket, to be used to launch China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe, was vertically transported to the launching area at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China’s Hainan Province on Tuesday.

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Viasat phased array antenna enters final testing phase

November 17th, 2020 by

Viasat Inc. announced that its solid-state, fully-electronic phased array flat panel antenna, selected by SES for the O3b mPOWER satellite communications system, has entered the Test Readiness Review (TRR) stage of the programme.

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Virgin Galactic delays SpaceShipTwo test launch due to COVID restrictions

November 17th, 2020 by

The recent surge of COVID-19 infections has impelled Virgin Galactic to reschedule the third crewed test flight of its VSS Unity space plane, which had been targeted for Nov. 19-23.

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New game ‘Mars Horizon’ shows the real challenges of running a space agency

November 17th, 2020 by

The CEO of the new space strategy game says international spaceflight missions helped inspire a new game focusing on space agency management.

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China notches 34th launch of the year with communications satellite

November 17th, 2020 by

China conducted its 34th launch of the year on Nov. 12, sending the Tiantong-1 (02) mobile communications satellite into an orbit high above Earth.

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