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Spaceflight Inc. announces first lunar and GEO rideshare mission

Submit on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 22:35

Spaceflight Inc. announced a cislunar rideshare mission: “GEO Pathfinder.” As a secondary payload on board Intuitive Machines’ IM-2 South Pole Mission, Spaceflight will execute rideshare deployments in trans-lunar orbit, low-lunar orbit and beyond to geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO).

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Soyuz lifts off with more OneWeb satellites (part II)

Submit on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 22:35

OneWeb confirmed its successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This latest successful launch brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 322 satellites, nearly half of OneWeb’s entire 648 LEO satellite fleet.

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Spire Global to acquire exactEarth

Submit on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 22:22

Spire Global, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement under which Spire will acquire exactEarth for approximately US$161.2 million (C$204.2 million) in cash and stock, which is approx. 9.1 times the company’s revenue over the last 12 months.

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MDA awarded contract forJAXA’s Martian Moons Exploration mission

Submit on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 22:22

MDA Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the full contract from MELCO (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) in Japan to provide a Laser Rangefinder (LRF) altimeter for the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) MMX (Martian Moons eXploration) mission.

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SpaceX launches first batch of Starlink satellites

Submit on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 22:22

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 51 Starlink satellites (Group 2-1); Date: 14 September 2021, 0355 UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. SpaceX confirmed the successful satellite separation into a transfer orbit about 26 minutes after lift-off.

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Soyuz lifts off with more OneWeb satellites (part I)

Submit on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 22:22

Rocket: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat; Payload: 34 OneWeb satellites; Date: 14 September 2021, 1807 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket lifted off as planned, and the satellites were to be deployed into a near-polar orbit at an altitude of 450 kilometers.

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