SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit communications satellite Inmarsat-5F4 during impressive launch and flight. Unfortunately this time we did not see landing attempt of first stage. Inmarsat-5F4 is fourth satellite under Global Xpress constellation will provide mobile internet access services for airline passengers, maritime crews and military personnel. Satellite was originally scheduled for Falcon Heavy…Read More
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FALCON-9 1.2V will be launched with DRAGON spacecraft atop from Cape Canaveral ASF launch site SLC-40. Goal for this mission is resupplying for ISS. It will be second launch of Dragon with supplies for ISS. SpaceX is designating its Falcon-9 1.2V rocket to carry on their contract for resupply of ISS. As usual, Dragon will take 3310 kg of payload: Propellant Continue Reading...more
Next satellite covering demands of Glonass navigation system was launched successfully from Plesetsk Cosmodrome today at 00:21 GMT. Tendency of developing own navigation systems could be spotted with ease. Roscosmos have just launched Soyuz-2.1B with new Glonass-M n°56 on atop which will be next element of Glonass, Russian navigation system developed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces since 1976. Glonass-M (Uragan-M) Continue Reading...more
Roscosmos launched on Friday Soyuz-2.1A rocket from launch site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. In spite of Kanopus V-IK remote sensing satellite, rocket delivered also 72 various cubesat satellites weighing around 17 kg 1U sized up to 120 kg 6U sized. Rocket was launched punctually at 06:36 UTC. Rocket delivered payload inside cargo compartment of Fregat upper stage. Engines started at Continue Reading...more