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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

November 11th, 2019 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 60 Starlink satellites; Date: 11 November 2019, 1456 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellites were released into 280-km orbits.

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Delay of the day: Soyuz/OneWeb

November 10th, 2019 by

The launch of OneWeb satellites from the Baikonur cosmodrome was postponed from December this year to January 2020, three sources in Russia’s rocket and space industry said according to Novosti.

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Electron booster on launch pad for Rocket Lab’s 10th mission

November 6th, 2019 by

Rocket Lab announced that its next mission will launch multiple microsatellites in a rideshare mission representing five different countries. The launch window for Rocket Lab’s tenth flight, named ‘Running Out Of Fingers,’ will open on 25 November NZDT (UTC +13 hrs) and take place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula.

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D-Orbit and Astrocast sign agreement for launch of 10 nanosats

October 31st, 2019 by

Astrocast and D-Orbit have signed an agreement for the launch and deployment in LEO low inclination orbit of ten Astrocast nanosatellites through D-Orbit ‘s InOrbit NOW Launch Service.

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China to launch Chang’e-5 lunar probe in 2020

October 30th, 2019 by

China plans to launch the Chang’e-5 probe in 2020 to bring moon samples back to Earth. The Chang Zheng-5 carrier rocket, China’s current largest launch vehicle, will be used to send the probe into space.

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Preparations for Inmarsat GX5/TIBA-1 launch have begun

October 29th, 2019 by

Processing is now underway with the satellites for Arianespace’s next dual-payload Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a November lift-off from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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