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Archive for April, 2022

Arabsat orders Arabsat 7A SDS from Thales Alenia

April 30th, 2022 by

Arabsat and Thales Alenia Space have signed a contract to build Arabsat-7A, a fully flexible Software-Defined Satellite (SDS) based on the Space Inspire (INstant SPace In-orbit REconfiguration) platform by Thales Alenia Space.

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China launches five more Gaofen satellites

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: five Jilin-1 Gaofen satellites; Date: 30 April 2022, 0330 UTC. The satellites were deployed into approx. 530 km × 575 km × 97.54 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit.

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Angara 1.2 completes test flight

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Angara 1,2; Payload: Kosmos 2555; Date: 29 April 2022, 1755 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The military satellite was placed into a 278 km × 293 km × 96.45 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit.

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New launch brings Starlink fleet to 2,441 spacecraft

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Starlink 4-16 (53 satellites); Date: 29 April 2022, 1127 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, USA.

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China launches two new satellites

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2C; Payload: Siwei 01, Siwei 02; Date: 29 April 2022, 0411 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center China. The satellites have entered the planned Sun-synchronous orbit of 486 km × 302 km × 97.47 degrees.

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NanoAvionics builds first nanosatellite for Prométhée

April 28th, 2022 by

Satellite operator Prométhée has contracted mission integrator NanoAvionics to build the first nanosatellite for the French company’s planned constellation of Earth observation nanosatellites and image analysis platform. “ProtoMéthée-1” will be based on NanoAvionics’ 16U nanosatellite bus M16P.

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