Swiss Space Systems is still on the market and is getting close to their first goal - offering zero G flights commercially. Swiss Space Systems (S3) is Swiss company founded in Payerne in 2012 by former aircraft pilot of Swiss Air Force Pascal Jaussi (present CEO) and astronaut Claude Nicollier (Chairman). Company announced their plans on 2013:…Read More
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Russian imaging satellite is successfully passing through commissioning procedure in spite of previous problems with deploying one of the two solar panels. Satellite was launched on atop of Soyuz-2.1b on March 13, 2016 from launch site 31, pad 6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Satellite, designed by TsSKB Progress, is imaging spacecraft designed to operate from 470 km - 483 km orbit (with inclination Continue Reading...more
JAXA still is not able to recover communication with their Astro-H satellite. According to latest statement from 29 March 2016 published on official JAXA site, Astro-H is still tumbling and remains out of control of ground control centers. Two attempts of contacting with satellite were unsuccessful; first was performed by Uchinoura control station. This station was assigned during mission of Continue Reading...more
JAXA managed to deliver Michibiki-2 navigation satellite to orbit after flawless launch from Tanegashima Space Center. Long for 53 m H-IIA rocket manufactured by MELCO was rolled out from assembling facility at Tanegashima Space Center yesterday at 10:00 GMT. After reaching launch pad and connecting fueling and ground control systems, service personnel was allowed to begun fueling procedure. Rocket (H-IIA F34) Continue Reading...more