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SpaceX launches 14th batch of Starlink satellites

October 18th, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 60 Starlink satellites (batch #14); Date: 18 October 2020,1225 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, USA. The Starlink satellites deployed approximately 1 hour and 3 minutes after lift-off.

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Delay of the day: Delta IV Heavy/NROL-44 (again)

October 18th, 2020 by

ULA said the Delta IV-Heavy’s mission to launch a classified U.S. National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be postponed beyond next week.

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Delay of the day: Soyuz ST/FalconEye 2 (again)

October 18th, 2020 by

The launch of a Russian Soyuz ST rocket with the UAE’s FalconEye-2 optical-electronic surveillance satellite from the Kourou Space Center is further delayed.

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All engines for Ariane 6 complete qualification tests

October 15th, 2020 by

With the successful final qualification of the P120C at the European Spaceport (CSG) in Kourou on 7 October, the qualification models of three engines for Ariane 6 have now all been tested successfully.

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Soyuz capsule reaches ISS after just 3 hours

October 14th, 2020 by

Rocket: Soyuz 2.1-a; Payload: Soyuz MS-17; Date: 14 October 2020, 0545 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. At o848 UTC, just a little bit more than three hours after its lift-off, the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft completed a normal docking with the Rassvet module of the Russian Segment of the International Space Station.

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SSC to launch satellites from Esrange Space Center

October 14th, 2020 by

The Swedish government has announced a decision to establish capability to launch small satellites from Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden.

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