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First Soyuz/OneWeb launch planned for 19 December

September 18th, 2019 by

The first launch of OneWeb satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is tentatively scheduled for 19 December, a spokesperson for Russian State Space Corporation Roskosmos was quoted as saying.

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ONERA joins ArianeWorks

September 18th, 2019 by

ArianeWorks, the acceleration and innovation platform created at the beginning of 2019 by the French space agency CNES and ArianeGroup, founder members and coordinators, continues to expand with the arrival of a new partner, ONERA.

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The end is near for Proton production

September 17th, 2019 by

Russia’s Khrunichev Center will manufacture 11 more Proton-M carrier rockets before their production is stopped and the project is closed, the center’s Director General Alexei Varochko was quoted as saying.

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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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