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Pegasus XL • ICON

Second after planned for 21st November 2016, mission of the Pegasus rocket launch system designed and developed in the late eighties by Orbital ATK. It is air-launched, three stage rocket, with optional fourth stage. With maximal payload mass of 443 kg limited only to low Earth orbit, rocket remains only operational air-launched rocket system for commercial purposes. Pegasus remains in service since 1990…
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Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Signs Saudi Satellite for the First Time 

The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, toured the Silicon Valley facility of Lockheed Martin on April 5. Sunnyvale is considered as the home to most of the satellite programs of the company and technologies for solar array production, cutting-edge research and development and missile defense.  Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed…
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The Biggest Rocket Launching and Space Missions of 2018

2018 is the year of the biggest rocket launching and space missions. There are so many rocket launching and space missions to be much awaited this year. 2017 has been a fantastic year for spaceflight and other aviation companies. If you are into space flights and space missions, you should never miss any of these…
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NASA Successfully Launches Mission to Study Ionosphere

NASA recently launched a mission to explore and study the ionosphere, a region of Earth’s upper atmosphere. The mission has been called the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission and is the first of its kind to be flown aboard a commercial communications satellite. The ionosphere is an important yet under-studied part…
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James Webb Observatory to undergo additional testing

NASA's James Webb Observatory will be undergoing additional testing as the combined optics and science instruments of the telescope are now out from their shipping containers. NASA engineers will be performing final testing at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, before it travels to the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. The science payload recently arrived at Northrop…
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Five satellites deployed from International Space Station

Yesterday, on November 21, 2017, crew members of International Space Station managed to deploy from NanoRacks deploying device three 3x2U Cubesat satellites.  These satellites are largest ever deployed form NanoRacks. These were deployed from NanoRacks Doublewide Deployers able to push from the Station larger Cubesats. Successful releasing large Cubesats confirms that Company is able to offer services…
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Huiyan delivered to orbit !

Chinese Space Agency achieved another milestone in their program of space exploration - Long March 4B delivered yesterday to orbit first orbital X-ray telescope designed and made in China. On June 15th at 03:00 UTC Chinese Long March 4B rocket took off from launch pad 603 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Launch Complex 43 with weighing…
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