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Rocket Lab announces 12th Electron launch

March 9th, 2020 by

Rocket Lab has announced that its next mission will deploy payloads for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space.

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Momentus buys six Falcon 9 rideshare tickets

March 9th, 2020 by

Momentus said it has purchased rides on six SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare Program missions, including five launches to Sun-Synchronous orbit (SSO) and one to mid-inclined low Earth orbit, which Momentus will use to allow its customers access to custom drop-off altitudes and orbits in space.

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SpaceX launches Dragon CRS-20, Bartolomeo

March 8th, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Dragon CRS-20; Date: 6 March 2020, 1850 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The Dragon capsule separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes after lift-off and will attach to the space station on Monday, 9 March.

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Corona virus panic reaches Kourou

March 8th, 2020 by

Almost all Arianespace staff have reportedly left the Kourou space centre in French Guiana after several cases of the new coronavirus-related disease have been identified in a community nearby.

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Delay of the day: Soyuz/FalconEye 2

March 5th, 2020 by

Due to additional checks to be performed on the Fregat upper stage of the Soyuz flight VS24, the launch from the French Guiana Space Center is postponed.

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Russia to launch next GLONASS-M satellite on 16 March

March 5th, 2020 by

The next launch of a GLONASS-M navigation satellite from Plesetsk is scheduled for 16 March, the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Company (the producer of GLONASS satellites) announced.

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