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ABL Space selected for NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission

September 16th, 2021 by

ABL Space Systems announced that is has been selected as the launch provider for the NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission. Developed under a NASA Tipping Point contract awarded in 2020, the Cryogenic Demonstration Mission will launch in 2023 and demonstrate in-space transfer of cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2).

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SpaceX helps billionaire spend three days in orbit

September 16th, 2021 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Crew Dragon (“Inspriation4”); Date: 16 September 2021, 0002 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. The crewed capsule was deployed into a 569 km x 580 km x 51.64 degrees orbit.

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Delay of the day: Atlas V/Landsat 9

September 16th, 2021 by

NASA and United Launch Alliance currently are reviewing the launch date for the Landsat 9 spacecraft scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA.

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Exolaunch to launch Strix-1 for Synspective in 2022

September 16th, 2021 by

Synspective Inc., a SAR satellite data and analytic solution provider, announced an agreement with Exolaunch to launch Synspective’s third demonstration SAR satellite StriX-1 on a Soyuz-2 launch vehicle in mid-2022.

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Soyuz lifts off with more OneWeb satellites (part II)

September 15th, 2021 by

OneWeb confirmed its successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This latest successful launch brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 322 satellites, nearly half of OneWeb’s entire 648 LEO satellite fleet.

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Soyuz lifts off with more OneWeb satellites (part I)

September 14th, 2021 by

Rocket: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat; Payload: 34 OneWeb satellites; Date: 14 September 2021, 1807 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket lifted off as planned, and the satellites were to be deployed into a near-polar orbit at an altitude of 450 kilometers.

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