Sunday, September 23, 2018

China launches Fengyun-2H, to be used by Belt & Road countries

On 5 June 2018, at 9:07 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Fengyun-2H, a meteorological satellite which will be placed in a geosynchronous orbit. The launch took place using the three-stage...

SpaceX launches SES-12 serving APAC and Mid East

On Monday, June 4, SpaceX launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT, and the satellite...

China launches Gaofen-6 earth observation satellite

On 2 June 2018, at 12:13pm Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Gaofen-6 (GF-6), an earth observation satellite for agricultural research and disaster monitoring. The launch took place using the Long March...

Rocket Lab confirms commercial launch window, adds payloads to manifest

Rocket Lab, a New Zealand/USA launch services company, has confirmed a launch window for its first official commercial launch dubbed “It’s Business Time”. The 14-day launch window will open from 23...

Gilmour Space to conduct first suborbital launch in Q3 2018

Gilmour Space Technologies, a rocket company based in Australia/Singapore, has just announced it is on track for its first suborbital test launch scheduled for the third quarter of this year. This is...

China launches lunar orbiter, commencing Chang’e 4 moon mission

At 5:28 a.m. on 21 May 2018, China launched its lunar relay satellite known as Queqiao, along with 2 other microsatellites. The three satellites will orbit the moon, marking the commencement...

Kenya’s first satellite deployed from JAXA’s ISS module

On 11 May 2018, the first ever Kenyan was deployed into space from Japan’s space agency JAXA’s module on International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, known as 1KUNS-PF, is a 1U Cubesat...

Bangabandhu-1 successfully launched via SpaceX’s Falcon 9

On Friday, May 11th at 4:14 p.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched Bangabandhu Satellite-1 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, according to SpaceX's press release. Following stage...

China launches Gaofen-5 hyperspectral imaging satellite for atmospheric research

On 9 May 2018, at 2:28am, China launched Gaofen-5 (GF-5), a remote sensing satellite meant to conduct scientific research on the earth’s atmosphere. The launch took place using the Long March...

ISRO visits Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN to discuss Chandrayaan-2

On 26 April 2018, delegates from India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), visited Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN at its Satellite Centre in Bogor, West Java. The purpose of...
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