Sunday, September 23, 2018

Long March 5-Y2 fails, Shijian-18 satellite lost

Yesterday, China’s heavy lift launcher, the Long March 5-Y2, failed to carry the Shijian-18 satellite into orbit. The live broadcast of the event was terminated before the separation of Shijian-18 from the...

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,...

Japanese space firms Axelspace and Weathernews will launch WNISAT-1R aboard Soyuz on 14 July...

WNISAT 1R (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1R), a microsatellite built by Axelspace and operated by Weathernews, will be launched on a Soyuz 2.1A on 14 July, and has already reached the...

Upcoming launches in late June to mid-July 2017

28 June 2017: Ariane5 ECA/HellasSat-3 & GSAT-17 Launch Vehicle: Ariane5 ECA, manufactured by Arianespace Payloads: Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN (commercial satellite), GSAT-17 (communications satellite, India) Launch date: 28 June 2017 Launch time: Between 5:59pm...

ISRO successfully launches 31 satellites on PSLV-C38

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), has successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2E satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 243 kg at lift-off...

China successfully launches Huiyan Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope

China had successfully launched its Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) “Huiyan” (“Insight”) with the Long March 4-B Carrier Rocket at 1500 on June 15 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The...

All about ISRO’s GSLV Mk III’s cryogenic upper stage engine

On, 5 June 2017 at 5.28pm Indian Standard Time, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest launch vehicle to date made its maiden developmental launch, carrying the 3136 kg GSAT-19 satellite...

Launches This Week: Japan, India, Russia, Europe & the USA

The first week of June is an incredibly packed week for launches. If all goes well, we’ll witness the launch of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Michibiki-2 satellite, a SpaceX Dragon...

Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Electron, Making New Zealand a Spacefaring Nation

Space startup Rocket Lab has successfully launched its Electron rocket from the Mahai Peninsula, propelling New Zealand into the list of spacefaring nations. After 3 days of delays due to bad weather,...

Rocket Lab to Conduct Inaugural Launch at the World’s First Private Launch Site

Rocket Lab, a private US-New Zealand rocket development and launch company, has announced that it will conduct the first launch of its Electron rocket within the next two weeks. Named “It’s...
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