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Iran plans to launch two imaging satellites

Submit on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 22:57

Iran said that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation’s space centre for eventual launch, without elaborating.

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First Ariane 5 launch of 2020 successful

Submit on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 22:59

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Eutelsat KONNECT, GSAT-30; Date: 16 January 2020, 2105 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The two satellites were deployed into geostationary transfer orbit as planned.

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KZ-1A launches commercial small broadband satellite

Submit on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 22:58

Rocket: Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A); Payload: Yinhe-1 (GS-SparkSat-03); Date: 16 January 2020, 0302 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite, the first one of Beijing-based GalaxySpace, was sent into its planned orbit of 621 km x 637 km x 86.40 degrees.

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Progress developing methane powered rocket, waiting for customer

Submit on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 22:57

The launch of a Russian rocket powered by methane is expected to cost half as much as the lift-off of a Soyuz-2 carrier, Progress Space Rocket Center CEO Dmitry BaraNovember was quoted as saying.

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LockMart ships mobile communications satellite to launch site

Submit on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 22:56

Lockheed Martin shipped its third satellite based on the modernised LM 2100 bus to French Guiana for launch aboard an Ariane V rocket. JCSAT-17 will provide flexible mobile communications services to users in Japan and the surrounding region. Arianespace will launch JCSAT-17 from its spaceport in Kourou.

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Launch of new Russian remote-sensing satellites planned in 2022

Submit on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 22:55

The Progress Space Rocket Center plans to launch two Aist-2T Earth’s remote-sensing satellites at the end of 2022, Progress CEO Dmitry BaraNovember was quoted as saying.

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