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Russia to launch 2 South Korean satellites in 2019, 2020

Glavkosmos, Russia's launch service provider, has just announced that it will launch 2 South Korean CAS500-series satellites in 2019 and 2020. After a tender bid held early this year, Glavkomos signed two...

ISRO successfully tests High Thrust Vikas Engine for GSLV-Mk III

Yesterday, India’s space agency the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced it has successfully completed a ground test to qualify a high thrust version of its Vikas Engine, which is used...

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) series, via...

SpaceX launches Koreasat-5A

SpaceX has successfully launched Koreasat-5A, a South Korean geostationary communications satellite, at 3:34pm EDT (19:34 GMT) on Monday, 30 October. The satellite was launched using a Falcon 9 from NASA’s Kennedy...

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 another remote sensing satellite

On December 3 2017, China launched a remote sensing satellite - its seventh in 2 weeks. Launched using a Long march 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at around...

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 ...

China launches 3 remote sensing satellites

On 25 November 2017, at 2:10 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched three remote sensing satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. During the launch, China’s Long March 2C rocket successfully placed...

China launches BeiDou-3 satellites, completing basic global GNSS constellation

Early this morning, at 2:07 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched the final two BeiDou-3M satellites needed to provide basic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) services on a global scale. The launch...

Chinese company LinkSpace to develop reusable orbital rocket

LinkSpace, China's first privately-funded NewSpace company, has announced it will offer a reusable version of NewLine-1, a two-stage orbital launch vehicle currently in development. NewLine-1's maiden launch is scheduled for 2020,...

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