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China launches science satellite duo

December 10th, 2020 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: two GECAM astronomy satellites; Date: 9 December 2020, 2014 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellites were deployed into 587 km x 605 km x 29.00 degrees orbits.

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First RD-0124MS engine manufactured in Voronezh

December 10th, 2020 by

The first mockup of the RD-0124MS rocket engine, developed for use in the Soyuz-5 perspective rocket was built at Voronezh Rocket Engine Building Center (part of Roskosmos).

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NASA, Boeing target new launch date for next Starliner flight test

December 10th, 2020 by

NASA and Boeing are targeting 29 March for the launch of Starliner’s second uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) is a critical developmental milestone on the company’s path toward flying crew missions for NASA.

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TriSept selects Relativity Space for full launch mission aboard Terran 1

December 10th, 2020 by

Supporting a rideshare manifest with a mix of small and large satellites, TriSept Corporation has selected Relativity Space for a full mission aboard Relativity’s Terran 1, the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket.

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CO3D satellites to be launched aboard Vega C

December 7th, 2020 by

Arianespace has signed a contract with Airbus to launch four new-generation optical observation satellites of the CO3D (Composante Optique 3D) constellation, to be orbited using the Vega C launcher.

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Dragon supply vessel launched to ISS

December 6th, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Dragon; Date: 6 December 2020, 0617 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida/USA. The Dragon resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with more than 2,880 kg of science investigations, a new airlock, and other cargo.

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