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...

Japanese company Interstellar launches sounding rocket Momo, aborts operation mid-flight

On 30 July 2017, at 16:31 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s first private launch services company Interstellar Technologies attempted to launch its first liquid-fuel sounding rocket, Momo, from its site at...

Taiwan’s indigenous FORMOSAT-5 arrives at Vandenberg to prepare for SpaceX launch

Taiwan’s first indigenously-developed high-resolution remote sensing satellite, FORMOSAT-5, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A team of Taiwanese engineers welcomed the satellite to prepare for its launch slated for...

ISRO successfully tests indigenous ship-based antenna terminal

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it successfully tested its new Ship Borne Transportable (SBT) Antenna Terminal during the launch of the PSLV-C38 on 23 June 2017. Developed by...

China sends ‘motivational message’ to comfort the public on Long March 5 failure

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme, and the manufacturer of the Long March 5, has officially released an uplifting public message in...

Long March 5-Y2 fails, Shijian-18 satellite lost

Yesterday, China’s heavy lift launcher, the Long March 5-Y2, failed to carry the Shijian-18 satellite into orbit. The live broadcast of the event was terminated before the separation of Shijian-18 from the...

Arianespace marks 80th consecutive launch success with ISRO’s GSAT-17 & Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S...

On 28 June 2017 at 6:15 p.m. (local time), Arianespace’s heaviest launcher Ariane 5 launched two payloads into orbit from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The first,...

Japanese space firms Axelspace and Weathernews will launch WNISAT-1R aboard Soyuz on 14 July...

WNISAT 1R (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1R), a microsatellite built by Axelspace and operated by Weathernews, will be launched on a Soyuz 2.1A on 14 July, and has already reached the...

Upcoming launches in late June to mid-July 2017

28 June 2017: Ariane5 ECA/HellasSat-3 & GSAT-17 Launch Vehicle: Ariane5 ECA, manufactured by Arianespace Payloads: Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN (commercial satellite), GSAT-17 (communications satellite, India) Launch date: 28 June 2017 Launch time: Between 5:59pm...

ISRO successfully launches 31 satellites on PSLV-C38

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), has successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2E satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 243 kg at lift-off...
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