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PSLV launched from Sriharikota delivered to orbit remote sensing satellite

Indian space agency ISRO, managed today to deliver to orbit next Resourcesat class satellite. PSLV rocket reached orbit with Resourcesat-2A satellite in the morning hours after launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center. This mission covered delivering weighing 1225 kg Resourcesat-2A into Sun Synchronous Orbit on altitude of 817 km. Launch was planned as seventh Indian…
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Progress MS-04 – reasons of anomaly.

Do not praise the day before the sunset - this phrase will be surely remembered by Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, who said on November 29, 2016: "The Russian space industry has made a significant breakthrough in the creation of advanced technologies after overcoming a series of defeats, hurtful accidents and catastrophes and…
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New space control complex for Russian military in Crimea

Russian military is not going to stay behind civilian space organisation, State Corporation Roscosmos. After years of expensive civilian programs like new Vostochny cosmodrome, Russian military also would like to start new project to start modernization their space segment. Russian authorities are not going to limit activities objected for modernization only to spacecrafts and launch…
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Next launch from Xichang – data relay satellite delivered to orbit

China has launched today Tianlian-1D, their latest, fourth from series of data relay satellites. Satellite was launched at 15:24 UTC on atop of Long March 3C/G2 from Launch Complex 2 at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is fourth from series of data relay and communication satellites designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Until…
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Only 3 days left to Expedition 50 !

Last days on Earth before flight to International Space Station members of Expedition 50 have spent together at Cosmonaut Hotel at Baikonur Cosmodrome space complex. Yesterday mission was finally confirmed by state commission and technical specialists from Roscosmos and launch readiness was announced. Soyuz-FG is already assembled and Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is placed on atop…
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More money for Ariane 6 from EU

European Commission, one of the most vital institutions in European Union, decided to support financially European commercial space sector. Ultimate objective for European space program was finally refined: starting independent space access with Ariane 6 in 2020. 12 billion Euros by 2020 for Airbus Safrane for supporting mainly Ariane 6 project - this is solution…
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MUOS-5 after reaching designated orbit entered yesterday in test phase

U.S. Navy communication satellite MUOS-5 finally reached its designated orbit after prolonged maneuver. Extended time necessary for reaching orbital position was caused by previous problems with main propulsion of MUOS-5. Engineers from Lockheed Martin (main contractor for MUOS-5) and U.S. Navy decided to use instead main IHI BT-4, additional thrusters used for attitude control system.…
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