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China launches two new satellites

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2C; Payload: Siwei 01, Siwei 02; Date: 29 April 2022, 0411 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center China. The satellites have entered the planned Sun-synchronous orbit of 486 km × 302 km × 97.47 degrees.

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New launch brings Starlink fleet to 2,441 spacecraft

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Starlink 4-16 (53 satellites); Date: 29 April 2022, 1127 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, USA.

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Angara 1.2 completes test flight

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Angara 1,2; Payload: Kosmos 2555; Date: 29 April 2022, 1755 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The military satellite was placed into a 278 km × 293 km × 96.45 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit.

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China launches five more Gaofen satellites

April 30th, 2022 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: five Jilin-1 Gaofen satellites; Date: 30 April 2022, 0330 UTC. The satellites were deployed into approx. 530 km × 575 km × 97.54 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit.

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Vyoma partners with Atos Germany to improve satellite safety

April 28th, 2022 by

Vyoma, a startup aiming to make space safer, has partnered with Atos to help improve the safety of satellites in orbit. The partnership leverages Vyoma’s solution for tracking objects in space and Atos’ secure data management system to enable satellite operators to more effectively avoid costly collisions and unnecessary manoeuvring.

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NanoAvionics builds first nanosatellite for Prométhée

April 28th, 2022 by

Satellite operator Prométhée has contracted mission integrator NanoAvionics to build the first nanosatellite for the French company’s planned constellation of Earth observation nanosatellites and image analysis platform. “ProtoMéthée-1” will be based on NanoAvionics’ 16U nanosatellite bus M16P.

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