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The engineering ingenuity of Rocket Lab’s Electron and Photon

Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle, which is all about providing low-cost access to space for small payloads, is back in service after a failed Flight 13 mission just a little more than...

Virgin Orbit partners with Japan’s Oita Prefecture for its first Asian launch site

Virgin Orbit has announced a new partnership with Japan's Oita Prefecture to host its first Asian launch site at Oita Airport, with the support of ANA Holdings Inc. and the Space...

Arianespace orbits Japanese, South Korean satellites

On Tuesday, February 18, Arianespace's Ariane 5 launched two geostationary satellites, JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). JCSAT-17 is the...

Singapore startups’ NuX-1 cubesat to be orbited via Momentus, SpaceX

Singapore startups Aliena and NuSpace have signed a launch service agreement with US-based Momentus for their NuX-1 cubesat, to be orbited during the first quarter of 2021. Under the agreement, Momentus will...

Black Sky Aerospace to help the UK’s Raptor Aerospace conduct launch tests in Australia

Queensland-based launch provider, Black Sky Aerospace, is facilitating UK company Raptor Aerospace's rocket motor test and sounding rocket launch campaign, to be conducted in Australia's Beyond the Blue sub-orbital launch facility....

Ariane 5 launches GSAT-30, Eutelsat Konnect

Yesterday, Arianespace conducted its first launch of 2020 with the Ariane 5 carrying ISRO's GSAT-30 and Eutelsat's Eutelsat Konnect into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), with a combined payload mass of ...

ExPace’s Kuaizhou-1A launches 5G satellite

Today, Chinese rocket manufacturer launched its solid-fuel vehicle Kuaizhou-1A, carrying with it Yinhe-1 a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communication satellite for China's GalaxySpace. The launch took place at Jiuquan Satellite Launch...

ISRO 2020: What to look out for in India’s space programme

On New Year’s Day, the Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO, K. Sivan, held a press conference to make public the agency’s accomplishments of 2019 and share its plans for 2020. Here are...

Long March 5 resumes launches with China’s heaviest satellite

On 27 December 2019, China's largest rocket, the Long March 5, resumed operations after its launch failure in July 2017. The latest launch marked the 3rd flight of the rocket, and...

SpaceX launches Singapore’s Kacific1/Japan’s JCSAT-18

On Monday, December 16, at 7:10 p.m. EST, SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from its launch site at Cape Canaveral, deploying the satellite approximately 33 minutes after liftoff. The satellite, manufactured by...

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