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…Read More
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After retrieving participation from bid for contract for launching next generation GPS satellites, ULA representatives still are convinced about superiority of their company. Money talks but not always for United Launch Alliance. As launch service provider with long tradition of cooperation with US Government and with stable position on market it seemed that SpaceX would have tough nut to crack Continue Reading...more
Operated by CNSA Long March 11 rocket delivered on Friday, January 19, six satellites to orbit. Launch took place at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 04:12 UTC. Rocket delivered and deployed all six satellites correctly; mission's success was confirmed by official institutions in China which announced spotting several new objects on orbit identical to declared as designated orbit by CNSA. Continue Reading...more
CNSA decided to resume flights of Long March 3B rocket; vehicle was grounded after failed mission with first Chinasat-9A spacecraft which was deployed on lower orbit comparing to original plan. It was preceded and later followed by other missions when Chinese rockets performed below nominal parameters. After underpowered launch on June 19, 2017, when Long March 3B failed to deliver Continue Reading...more