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First Proton of 2019 lofts Eutelsat W5B, MEV-1 (Part I)

October 9th, 2019 by

Rocket: Proton M/Briz M; Payload: Eutelsat 5 West B [Eutelsat 5WB], Mission Extension Vehicle-1 [MEV-1]; Date: 9 October 2019, 1017 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The delivery of the satellites into a supersynchronous transfer orbit was to take a record 15 hours and 54 minutes [too late for this issue].

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Sea Launch platform to depart to Russia?

October 8th, 2019 by

The Sea Launch maritime launch platform has been prepared to be moved from the U.S. to Russia, with all of its U.S. and Ukrainian-made components removed, a source in the Russian space industry has said.

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Kepler Communications to launch on Soyuz in 2020

October 7th, 2019 by

Kepler Communications has signed a launch agreement with Innovative Space Logistics B.V (ISL) working with GK Launch Services to deploy two satellites into Sun-synchronous orbit in Q2-Q3 2020. The satellites will be the first of multiple batches of the next-generation platform, forming part of Kepler’s Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation for global data services.

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China launches replacement for lost observation satellite

October 6th, 2019 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng-4C, Payload: Gaofen-10 [Gaofen-10R]; Date: 4 October 2019, 1851 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. The observation satellite was deployed into a 612 km x 622 km x 97.78 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit.

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Falcon 9 to loft Nova-C lunar lander for Intuitive Machines

October 3rd, 2019 by

Intuitive Machines selected SpaceX to launch its lunar lander, Nova-C, to the Moon in 2021 on a Falcon 9 rocket.

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Iran to launch three satellites before year-end

October 3rd, 2019 by

Iran plans to send three satellites into orbit in the next three months, Iran’s state TV reported.

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