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India’s 19 upcoming missions, and ISRO’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

India will conduct 19 missions from now till March, according to K Sivan, Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO. These will include the launch of India’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, which has been...

Blue Origin’s New Shepard carries first payload from Asia with Mission 9

Blue Origin today successfully launched the New Shepard space vehicle's Mission 9, carrying payloads from private companies, universities and space agencies. A statement by the company indicated that the mission was a success for...

Japanese company Interstellar launches sounding rocket Momo, aborts operation mid-flight

On 30 July 2017, at 16:31 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s first private launch services company Interstellar Technologies attempted to launch its first liquid-fuel sounding rocket, Momo, from its site at...

India’s Department of Space Minister Jitendra Singh explains causes of PSLV-C39 failure

Yesterday on 8 February 2017, Dr. Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Space, replied to a written question about the causes of the PSLV C-39...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

China to tap into NewSpace with Long March 11 rocket

Today, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme, announced that it will provide commercial launch services using its Long March 11 rocket. Long...

Electron failed to reach orbit due to ground equipment issue, says Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab, a launch services provider based in New Zealand and the U.S., has just released a statement reporting that the launch of its first rocket, Electron, failed to reach orbit...

Long March 11 launches 6 satellites

On January 19 2018, at 12:12 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) China launched 2 commercial remote sensing satellites for Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., along with four Cubesats. The launch took place at...

Arianespace marks 80th consecutive launch success with ISRO’s GSAT-17 & Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S...

On 28 June 2017 at 6:15 p.m. (local time), Arianespace’s heaviest launcher Ariane 5 launched two payloads into orbit from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The first,...

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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