China launches first two BeiDou satellites of 2017

Yesterday, 5 Nov 2017, at 19:45 Beijing time (GMT+8), China successfully launched its first two BeiDou navigation satellites of 2017. This took place at Xichang Satellite Launch Center using the three-stage...

SpaceX launches Koreasat-5A

SpaceX has successfully launched Koreasat-5A, a South Korean geostationary communications satellite, at 3:34pm EDT (19:34 GMT) on Monday, 30 October. The satellite was launched using a Falcon 9 from NASA’s Kennedy...

JAXA launches final Michibiki satellite to commence GPS augmentation

This morning, at 7:01 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched Michibiki-4, the final satellite needed to make Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) operational. Michibiki-4 was launched using Mitsubishi Heavy...

China launches Venezuelan remote sensing satellite VRSS-2

China has just launched VRSS-2, also known as Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuela's second remote sensing satellite. The launch took place at approximately 12 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) from the Jiuquan...

Ariane 5 successfully launches Intelsat 37e & BSAT-4a

After a scrubbed launch on 5 September, Arianespace has successfully placed two communications satellites, Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a, into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch took place at the Guiana Space Center...

China resumes launches after Long March 5 failure in July

Today, China conducted its first launch after the failure of its Long March 5 (Changzheng-5) rocket on 2nd July, ending speculation as to the delays caused by the event. The launch today...

Happy Anniversary to MOM and LAPAN-A2!

This week, we congratulate two space agencies on the anniversaries of their spacecraft! First, this week marks the 3rd anniversary of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars mission. ISRO's Mars Orbiter...

Thailand’s mu Space Corp picks Blue Origin as launch partner

Yet another agreement involving a NewSpace startup has been signed at this year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, following announcements by Fleet, Saber Astronautics, and satsearch.co. mu Space Corp, a startup...

China says 2020 Mars mission progressing smoothly

China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), has confirmed its 2020 Mars mission consisting of an orbiter, lander and rover, saying that the project is progressing smoothly. Speaking at...

Astroscale ready to ship 1st microsatellite, signs agreement with JAXA for 2nd mission

After raising a total of US$53 million over the past 3 years, Singapore/Japan startup Astroscale has announced that its first microsatellite, IDEA OSG 1, is ready to be shipped for launch....
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