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Atlas V deploys STP-3 into geosynchronous orbit in 7-hours mission

Submit on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 21:00

Rocket: Atlas V 551/Centaur; Payload: STP-3 (STPSat 6, several smallsats); Date: 7 December 2021, 1022 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, USA. TP-3 marked ULA’s longest duration mission at seven hours and 10 minutes until spacecraft separation.

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ESA spurs 5G digital connectivity

Submit on Monday, December 6th, 2021 20:41

ESA announced it is backing a research project to build a software-based platform that will allow satellites to communicate with terrestrial mobile networks. It aims to extend 5G coverage for mobile phone network operators and companies that are building 5G towers into regions that are otherwise hard to connect.

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Terran Orbital delivers small satellite into operational orbit for EchoStar

Submit on Monday, December 6th, 2021 20:41

Terran Orbital Corporation announced the successful stationing of the EchoStar Global 3 small satellite into its final operational orbit.

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Astra to begin operating out of second U.S. spaceport

Submit on Monday, December 6th, 2021 20:41

Astra Space, Inc. announced that it plans to deploy its first satellite in orbit for NASA in January 2022. The launch from Cape Canaveral will be conducted out of Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46) and will be Astra’s first launch out of Cape Canaveral.

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Webb fuelled for launch

Submit on Monday, December 6th, 2021 20:41

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was fuelled inside the payload preparation facility at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana ahead of its launch on Ariane 5.

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Delay of the day: Atlas V/STP-3 (again)

Submit on Monday, December 6th, 2021 20:41

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket carrying the Space Test Program-3 (STP-3) mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC) has been scrubbed.

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