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China launches 33rd, 34th BeiDou GNSS satellites

Yesterday, at 9:48 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 the country’s 33rd and 34th...

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...

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...

AsiaSat 9 will be launched on 28 September by a Proton-M

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators, has announced that it will launch AsiaSat 9 via a Proton-M on 28 September 2017 at Baikonur. AsiaSat 9 will be the 10th satellite launched...

Indonesia aims to launch an indigenous orbital rocket by 2040

Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN has announced its aim to launch an indigenous orbital rocket by 2040, with the ability to insert a 1-tonne satellite into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The announcement was...

SpooQy-1: Singapore’s experimental quantum CubeSat and its Kibo launch

On November 15, 2017, Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed a contract to launch a 3U CubeSat "SpooQy-1" from the "Kibo" Japanese Experiment...

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.

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...

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...

ISRO smallsat Microsat-TD to launch in early February with Cartosat-2F

India's space agency ISRO will launch Microsat-TD, a small earth observation satellite, in its first launch of 2018 in early February on a PSLV-XL launch vehicle. The launch of Microsat-TD has...

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