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Chang Zheng-5B rocket ready

January 20th, 2020 by

China’s Chang Zheng-5B rocket has passed testing and examination before leaving the factory and is expected to make its maiden flight in the first half of 2020, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

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Rocket Lab to launch U.S. spy satellite

January 20th, 2020 by

Rocket Lab has announced that it will launch a dedicated mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch window is scheduled to open on 31 January NZDT (UTC +9:30 hours) and the mission, called ‘Birds of a Feather,’ will lift off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1.

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NASA, SpaceX complete final major flight test of crew spacecraft

January 19th, 2020 by

NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Iran plans to launch two imaging satellites

January 19th, 2020 by

Iran said that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation’s space centre for eventual launch, without elaborating.

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First Ariane 5 launch of 2020 successful

January 16th, 2020 by

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Eutelsat KONNECT, GSAT-30; Date: 16 January 2020, 2105 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The two satellites were deployed into geostationary transfer orbit as planned.

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KZ-1A launches commercial small broadband satellite

January 16th, 2020 by

Rocket: Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A); Payload: Yinhe-1 (GS-SparkSat-03); Date: 16 January 2020, 0302 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite, the first one of Beijing-based GalaxySpace, was sent into its planned orbit of 621 km x 637 km x 86.40 degrees.

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