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Orion Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor tested

February 26th, 2020 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation, along with NASA and Lockheed Martin, successfully completed its third and final qualification test of the Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS).

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GISAT-1 launch set for 5 March

February 25th, 2020 by

ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) will launch the Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) from the Second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1213 UTC on 5 March 2020, subject to weather conditions.

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SpaceX CRS-20 launch targeted for 6 March

February 25th, 2020 by

SpaceX is now targeting 7 March at 0450 UTC for launch of its 20th commercial resupply services mission (CRS-20) to the International Space Station.

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No Russian launch failures in 2019

February 23rd, 2020 by

Roskosmos reached the end of last year without a single accident, which was the first time in 16 years, thanks to its new corporate policy, Roskosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said at a conference of aerospace insurers.

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Chang Zheng 5B maiden flight expected in April

February 23rd, 2020 by

The maiden flight of the Chang Zheng-5B rocket carrying a trial version of China’s new-generation manned spaceship is expected to take place in April, indicating the imminent start of construction of China’s space station.

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Kazakhstan to sign deal on upgrading launch pad 1 at Baikonur

February 19th, 2020 by

Russia, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates are planning to sign an agreement on upgrading launch site No. 1 at the Baikonur spaceport in the first half of this year, Chairman of the Aerospace Committee at Kazakhstan’s Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry Ministry Baubek Oralmagambetov was quoted as saying.

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