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SpaceX CRS-20 launch targeted for 6 March

Submit on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 22:58

SpaceX is now targeting 7 March at 0450 UTC for launch of its 20th commercial resupply services mission (CRS-20) to the International Space Station.

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First instrument delivered for Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer

Submit on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 22:57

The first instrument to fly on ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer, or JUICE, has been delivered for integration onto the spacecraft this month. The ultraviolet spectrograph, or UVS for short, pictured in this photo while being prepared before shipping, was designed and built by Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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No Russian launch failures in 2019

Submit on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 22:59

Roskosmos reached the end of last year without a single accident, which was the first time in 16 years, thanks to its new corporate policy, Roskosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said at a conference of aerospace insurers.

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Chang Zheng 5B maiden flight expected in April

Submit on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 22:58

The maiden flight of the Chang Zheng-5B rocket carrying a trial version of China’s new-generation manned spaceship is expected to take place in April, indicating the imminent start of construction of China’s space station.

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DMSP satellite decommissioned after 22 years of service

Submit on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 22:57

On 11 February. after more than 22 years of providing weather data to the U.S. and its allies, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Flight 14 was decommissioned after completing 118,052 orbits of the Earth.

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Kleos Space secures EUR3.1 million loan agreement

Submit on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 22:56

Kleos Space S.A, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, headquartered in Luxembourg, secured a EUR3.1 million loan agreement with Dubai-based family office Winance to progress its commercialisation plans and repay the extant convertible note. Winance will further provide optional EUR6.0 million through a convertible note agreement, subject to final documentation.

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