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ESA, European Commission preorder four more Ariane 6 launches

Submit on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 22:59

Arianespace announced a preorder from the European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission (DG Grow), for four launches using the Ariane 6 rocket. Planned to start in January 2022, these launches will orbit eight satellites from Batch 3 to support the final deployment of the Galileo constellation and the replacement of certain satellites.

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Delay of the day: Proton M/Ekspress-80, -103

Submit on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 22:58

This year’s first launch of a Proton-M rocket with Ekspress-80 and Ekspress-103 communications satellites from the Baikonur spaceport has been postponed to late May owing to problems with the rocket’s components, Khrunichev Space Center Director General Alexei Varochko was quoted as saying.

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Starliner Orbital Flight Test Independent Review Team update

Submit on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 22:56

The joint NASA and Boeing Independent Review Team formed following the anomalies during the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test as a part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program has completed its initial investigation.

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Beidou satnav system nears completion with new launch

Submit on Monday, March 9th, 2020 22:59

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/G2; Payload: Beidou-3G2Q; Date: 9 March 2020, 1155 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The rocket delivered the navigation satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. China’s state media declared the launch a success.

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Rocket Lab announces 12th Electron launch

Submit on Monday, March 9th, 2020 22:58

Rocket Lab has announced that its next mission will deploy payloads for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space.

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Momentus buys six Falcon 9 rideshare tickets

Submit on Monday, March 9th, 2020 22:57

Momentus said it has purchased rides on six SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare Program missions, including five launches to Sun-Synchronous orbit (SSO) and one to mid-inclined low Earth orbit, which Momentus will use to allow its customers access to custom drop-off altitudes and orbits in space.

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