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Chang Zheng 4B lofts three satellites

September 12th, 2019 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 4B; Payload: ZY-1 02D [Ziyuan-1 02D], ICE-PATHFINDER [BNU-1], Taurus 1; Date: 12 September 2019, 0326 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. U.S. tracking data show the three satellites in orbits of approx. 732 km x 750 km x 98.6 degrees.

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Relativity Space signs launch services agreement with Momentus

September 12th, 2019 by

Relativity Space announced that it has signed a launch services agreement with Momentus, a provider of in-space shuttle services that move satellites between orbits, to launch Momentus’ small and medium satellite customers on Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket.

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Fire prevents H-2B launch to the ISS

September 10th, 2019 by

The launch of a Japanese H-2B rocket carrying the KOUNOTORI8 resupply ship from Tanegashima Space Center was scrubbed after a fire broke out on the launch pad a few hours before lift-off.

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Launch date set for H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI8

September 9th, 2019 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced the launch time of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIB F8) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI8” (HTV8), the cargo transporter to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Study tests performance of electric solid propellant

September 4th, 2019 by

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and NASA conducted experiments to understand the behavior of a high-performance electric propellant compared with a traditional propellant.

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Rokot loft geodesy satellite

September 1st, 2019 by

Rocket: Rokot; Payload: Geo-IK-2 No. 13L (Kosmos 2540); Date: 30 August 2019, 1400 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. All pre-launch operations and the launch itself were normal. Ground facilities of the Aerospace Force monitored the rocket’s launch and flight.

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