CNSA launched on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, new remote sensing satellite - Yaogan-31 (Land Surveying Satellite-1). Launch was performed at 04:11 UTC from Launch Site 603 at LC43 Launch Complex placed at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northern China. Long March 2D delivered to orbit, at least according to Chinese media, remote sensing satellite designed…Read More
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After launching BEAM onboard of Dragon spacecraft Bigelow is convinced that their concept of inflating space station is well engineered - probably ULA shares this opinion because both companies announced about cooperation for future commercial space station. On April 11, 2016, in Colorado Springs United Launch Alliance and Bigelow Aerospace Colorado announced about their will for developing cooperation to establish in 2020 first Continue Reading...more
VSS Unity, new spaceplane by Virgin Galactic was unveiled during the show in Mojave, California on 19 February 2016. Virgin Galactic is not developing its space touristic venture in such mysterious way as Blue Origin. Date of presentation second SpaceShipOne, named VSS Unity, was well known before. Whole show taken place in Virgin Galactic facility on Mojave, California. It was more carefully choreographed spectacle than Continue Reading...more
Nine powerful Merlin-1D engines inside long for 70 m rocket are not enough in face of the power of weather. Due the weather forecasts predicting heavy rainfall and winds, SpaceX was forced to postpone launch of their Falcon-9 rocket planned for 9th January 2017. Rocket remains safe with ten Iridium data relay satellites encapsulated under the payload fairing at assembling Continue Reading...more