Successful Launches from Russia and China

Yesterday, 20 April, was a very eventful day. The day began with the launch of Roscosmos’ Soyuz MS-04 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, at 1.13pm Baikonur time (07:13 UTC). The Soyuz carried cosmonaut Fyodor...

Launch Announcement: Excitement in China Over Tianzhou-1 Launch Today

This is an interesting week. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA7 made its way to the ISS yesterday and Russia will send two astronauts to the same today. Meanwhile, China appears to be...

Nanosatellite Operator Sky and Space Global Completes 3 Diamonds Testing Ahead of May Launch

Sky and Space (SAS) Global, a satellite company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), has announced that it has completed testing of its ground and space communications systems in preparation...

China Launches Shijian-13, Continuing Trend of Launch Successes

China National Space Administration’s communications satellite, Shijian-13, was successfully launched aboard a Long March 3B (Chang Zheng 3B) rocket at 7.03 p.m local time. It appears the launch was a public one,...

Launch Announcement: JAXA’s Michibiki-2 Satellite to Launch on 1 June 2017

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. have just announced that they will launch the Michibiki-2 satellite on 1 June 2017, at approximately 9.20am JST (Japan Standard Time),...

April to May 2017 – Important Launches from India and China

Every month’s an exciting month for launches, but April and May 2017 are looking to be particularly action-packed for India and China. In April, China is slated to launch its...

Mitsubishi Awarded Contract for Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has appointed Mitsubishi Electric Corporation the prime contractor or the Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) scheduled to launch in 2021. The ETS-9 will be the centerpiece of...

Japan Unveils Second Michibiki Satellite to be Launched Late 2017

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has unveiled its second Michibiki satellite, which will be launched along with two other satellites from the Michibiki family later this year. The Michibiki satellites, also known...

Crew of the Soyuz MS-04 Arrives at Baikonur In Preparation for Expedition 51 to...

Yesterday, NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor Yurchikhin, the two crew members of Expedition 51 bound for the ISS, arrived at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, along with their backup crew, NASA’s Randolph Bresnik...

JAXA Launches Mitsubishi’s H-2A Carrying Japanese Military Satellite

At approximately 9.20 a.m. today, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its Mitsubishi H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima launchpad, carrying a Japanese military satellite, IGS Radar-5 into orbit. The launch, which...
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