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SpaceX Could Save Economies Billions

October 15th, 2020 by

“Elon musk’s [sic!] new Sentinel-6 satellite will play a pivotal role in measuring sea level increases, potentially helping save billions for policy makers around the world” – MSN [i.e. Microsoft Network] about the ESA/NASA/EUMETSAT/NOAA Sentinel-6A satellite built by Airbus/TAS… which just happens to be launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. So it must be Elon Musk’s satellite! Phew. (In case MSN has changed the article, you can still have a look at it using the link below.)

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T.S. Kelso on cataloguing satellites in 2018

January 2nd, 2019 by

“With 112 launches, 2018 saw the most launches since 1990. While 1984 still holds the record with 129 launches, that was for 170 payloads, compared to 413 for 2018–an all-time record. That does not include another 25 payloads deployed from the ISS. Keeping up with all these objects is proving a challenge. USSTRATCOM still shows 14 of 25 ISS deployments in 2018 as unidentified and 161 of 588 objects from 2018 launches are, as well. 112 are from December launches alone. What goes up doesn’t always come down. 819 new objects were cataloged in 2018 but only 232 objects have decayed from orbit in 2018.” (Dr. T.S. Kelso via Twitter)

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Space industry collapse?

May 20th, 2015 by

“You can compare it to the fall of the Roman Empire. The Russian space industry is collapsing.” – Space industry analyst Pavel Luzin according to the Moscow Times.

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Never disappoints

September 24th, 2014 by

“The day the mission was named MoM, I knew it would succeed because a mother never disappoints.” – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Naughty boy

January 5th, 2014 by

“#ISRO’s naughty boy, #GSLV, decides to obey the flight profile. The supercool Cryo engine delivers #GSAT-14 with remarkable precision.” – @ISROOFFICIAL on Twitter

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February 13th, 2012 by

“About 1-out-of-2 qualification flights…Read more

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