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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...

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.

Insights into ISRO’s launches and missions of 2019

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ended the year 2019 with a successful launch of the RISAT-2BR1 satellite. During this PSLV-C 48 mission nine foreign satellites were also launched under a commercial...

Singapore-based SpaceChain sends blockchain payload to the ISS

SpaceChain, a Singapore-headquartered space blockchain organization, announced that its blockchain hardware wallet technology was launched to the International Space Station (ISS), as part of SpaceX's CRS-19 commercial resupply service...

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,...

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