Rockot launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 133/3 delivered to orbit ESA Sentinel-5P remote sensing satellite. Another launch of satellite operating under Copernicus ESA's Earth observation program. Sentinel-5P is sixth Sentinel spacecraft launched in the history of Copernicus program and second after Sentinel-2B launched in 2017. Sentinel-5P was built by Astrium as prime contractor. Satellite will…Read More
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The Very Large Telescope (VLT) housed at the European Southern Observatory in Chile just got an impressive upgrade, giving it the largest collection area of any optical telescope in the world. This upgrade consisted of light integration from its four 27-foot telescopes into an entirely new instrument. As a result, scientists can use the VLT to spot small, rocky planets Continue Reading...more
One of the oldest operational communications satellites operated by Echostar, Echostar-3, suffered few problems with communication problems during orbital maneuver last week. It is hard to believe, but Echostar remains on orbit since October 5, 1997 when it was launched on the top of the Atlas-2AS rocket from LC-36B launch site at Cape Canaveral. Satellite was originally placed on 61.5°W GEO Continue Reading...more
Chinese space agency CNSA managed to deliver to orbit three Jilin-1 spacecrafts today. Launch was performed at 04:50 UTC from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Satellites were developed in the Jilin province authorities for natural resources monitoring, general observation and natural disaster relief. Jilin constellation is also first commercial Chinese project covering launching number of remote sensing satellites operating globally and offering Continue Reading...more