India completes Phase 1 of NavIC constellation with IRNSS1I launch

Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched IRNSS-1I into Geosynchronous orbit (GSO) using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C41 on Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at 0404 (IST) from its Satish Dhawan...

Ariane 5 launches DSN-1/Superbird-8 & HYLAS 4

On Thursday April 5, Arianespace conducted its third launch of the year and the 98th launch of Ariane 5. The launch saw Ariane 5 orbit two geostationary communications satellites - DSN-1/Superbird-8,...

China launches three Gaofen-1 optical satellites using a Long March 4C

On 31 March 2018, at 11:22 a.m Beijing time (UTC+8), China launched three remote sensing satellites from the Gaofen-1 series using the Long March 4C, from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The launch...

China launches 7th & 8th BeiDou-3M satellites

Last night, at 1:56 am Beijing time (UTC +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be China’s 30th and 31st...

India launches GSAT-6A using improved GSLV Mark II

Update, 1 April 2018: ISRO has lost contact with the GSAT-6A, with the following statement being released on the website: "After the successful long duration firings, when the satellite was on course...

Rocket Lab’s next launch will be a commercial flight

Rocket Lab has today confirmed its next launch will be the company’s first fully commercial flight. Two Lemur-2 cubesats for launch customer Spire Global will be on board the upcoming launch,...

Kanematsu to sell Vector’s launch services to Asia

Japan-based Kanematsu Corporation (KG), a large trading company with experience in purchasing satellites and other space systems, has entered into an exclusive representative agreement with Vector to sell Vector’s products and...

China launches LKW-4 earth observation satellite

On 17 March 2018, at 3:10 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched LKW-4, the fourth satellite in a series known simply as “Land Survey Satellite”. The launch took place from Jiuquan...

South Korea to complete rocket engine tests for KSLV-II

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), which is South Korea’s space agency, has announced that it is currently conducting final engine tests for its upcoming launch vehicle, the Korea Space Launch...

China’s space station to be operational by 2022

China plans to make its manned space station fully operational by 2022, constructing it via on-orbit assembly in three or four batches. Said Deputy Director of China’s Manned Space Agency Yang Liwei,...

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