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Arianespace launches India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

On Tuesday, 4 December, Arianespace launched GSAT-11 for India’s space agency ISRO, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for South Korea’s space agency KARI, successfully deploying both satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch took...

Southern Launch to build an orbital launch site in South Australia

Southern Launch, a company based in Adelaide, South Australia, announced today that it will build an orbital launch facility at Whalers Way on the Southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The Whalers...

Asia-Pacific satellites on SpaceX’s SSO-A mission

On Monday, December 3rd at 10:34 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express. This was the first time SpaceX launched the same booster for a third time, and was...

ISRO’s PSLV launches 31 satellites, including from Australia & Malaysia

Today, at 9:58 a.m. IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. The mission, known as...

South Korea successfully test launches KSLV-II rocket

Today, at approximately 4:05 p.m. South Korea time (GMT+9), the nation’s space agency, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) successfully test-launched the first stage of its orbital rocket KSLV-II (Korea Satellite Launch...

Black Sky Aerospace conducts Australia’s first commercial rocket launch

Earlier today, Queensland-based Black Sky Aerospace (BSA) conducted Australia’s first ever launch carrying commercial payloads, from the nation’s only suborbital launch site in Goondiwindi, Queensland. Today’s was a suborbital launch, with BSA’s...

China launches BeiDou-3 satellites, completing basic global GNSS constellation

Early this morning, at 2:07 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched the final two BeiDou-3M satellites needed to provide basic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) services on a global scale. The launch...

India launches GSAT-29 in heaviest domestic launch to date

Yesterday, at 5.08 pm IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched geostationary communications satellite GSAT-29, using its new GSLV Mark III launch vehicle. GSAT-29 is the heaviest satellite India has...

Rocket Lab successfully conducts first commercial launch of Electron rocket

Today, at 16:50 New Zealand time (GMT+13), US/New Zealand rocket company Rocket Lab successfully conducted the first commercial launch of its Electron orbital rocket, and has confirmed that all payloads have...

Rocket Lab to launch 2 more satellites, for Australia’s Fleet Space, in Nov 11...

US/New Zealand orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has signed a contract with Australian Internet of Things (IoT) start-up Fleet Space Technologies to launch two satellites from Fleet’s Proxima series, which will...
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