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Rocket Lab conducts final launch of 2019, deploys 7 sats

On 6 December 2019, at 8:18 am UTC, launch provider Rocket Lab conducted its 10th mission - and the final one of 2019 - from its launch site at...

ISRO’s PSLV launches Cartosat-3

Today, at approximately 9:28 am IST (+5:30 UTC), India's space agency ISRO launched Earth Observation satellite Cartosat-3, along with 12 of Planet's Flock cubesats and Analytical Space's Meshbed cubesat....

Arianespace to launch Malaysia’s MEASAT-3d in 2021

Malaysian telecommunications company MEASAT will launch its latest satellite, MEASAT-3d, aboard Arianespace's heavy lift launcher, Ariane 5. The Airbus-built satellite will be launched in 2021 from Arianespace's launch site...

China completes Mars lander collision avoidance test

China has announced the completion of its Mars lander collision avoidance test, and this is also the first time China has made public the progress of its Mars mission...

China’s ExPace launches Jilin-1 Gaofen-02A satellite

Today, at 11.40 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), Chinese commercial launch company ExPace launched the Jilin-1 Gaofen-02A small satellite using the Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) light launcher. The launch took place at...

The ALE-2 “shooting star” satellite to launch on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Tokyo-based NewSpace company ALE will be launching its second satellite, ALE-2, with Rocket Lab’s Electron on 25 November. ALE-2 will attempt to realize the company’s aim of producing man-made shooting stars,...

Two Chinese launches in 3 days

Earlier today, at 1.43 am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched a BeiDou-3 navigation satellite from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre, the third satellite in the BeiDou-3 IGSO (Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit)...

Rocket Lab partners with KSAT for ground station support, to deliver complete smallsat solution

US/New Zealand launch provider Rocket Lab has partnered with Norway-based Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), who will be the sole provider of ground station services for Rocket Lab's Electron launch...

Australia’s Black Sky Aerospace to begin manufacturing Solid Rocket Motors (SRM)

Queensland-based Black Sky Aerospace has just been given the green light by regulators to begin the process towards the manufacture of Solid Rocket Motors (SRM). The company will be the...

JAXA launches its first startup-built satellite RAPIS-1 & 6 other satellites

“RAPIS-1” (RAPid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite 1), a small satellite commissioned by Japan's space agency JAXA and designed and operated by newspace startup Axelspace was successfully launched from the Uchinoura Space...
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