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Proton Successfully Delivers the Spektr-RG Astrophysical Observatory Spacecraft into Orbit

Spektr-RG Astrophysical Observatory Spacecraft

A Proton M launch vehicle successfully launched the Spektr-RG astrophysical observatory from Site 81 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 13, 2019 at 3:30:57 p.m. Moscow time. The launch and flight were completed with no issues making this the second launch of this vehicle type in 2019. Two hours later, …

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ÅAC Microtec confirms successful launch of NSLSat-1

The NSLSat-1 satellite was successfully launched on Friday 5 July by EXOLAUNCH on the Soyuz 2.1b launch vehicle from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia, into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). AAC Clyde Space has since made contact with spacecraft from their Glasgow based ground station, with spacecraft systems performing as planned. AAC …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Renata Dwan of United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

As the debate about arms in space rages on and becomes more of a concern for countries all over the world, the importance of discussion within the international community becomes even more critical. In this interview, Renata Dwan, Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), gives us …

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Exolaunch Successfully Completes Payload Integration of 28 Small Satellites

Exolaunch has completed a successful payload integration for a Soyuz launch from the Vostochny launch site. In total, Exolaunch has contracted and integrated for launch 28 commercial and educational satellites from Germany, France, the USA, Israel, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Ecuador, the Czech Republic and Estonia. The complete …

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Telnet, Sputnix and GK Launch to Cooperate on Manufacture and Launch of Small Satellites

Telnet, SPUTNIX and GK Launch Services sign MoU

The Skolkovo Technopark was the backdrop for the signing of a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tunisian company TELNET Holding and Russian companies SPUTNIX and GK Launch Services. The MoU will see the companies cooperating on the building of smallsat components and entire satellites, and the orbit and deployment …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Moriba Jah of The University of Texas

SSA or Space Situational Awareness is without doubt one of the most pressing challenges that the space industry faces. With orbits becoming increasingly crowded and a slew of mega constellations of small satellites either in the process of being lofted or expected in the near future, definitive action is required …

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UNOOSA and ESA join forces to address the space debris challenge

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a joint statement on their wish to cooperate on the challenge of space debris. The two organisations agreed to work together to increase global understanding and the consolidation of knowledge on space debris; to …

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Russian Military Space: Fourth Blagovest Satellite Launch Planned for July

The Russian military communications constellation, Blagovest, will be completed in mid-July when the fourth satellite is launched,  according to a source that had spoken the TASS news agency. “The Blagovest satellite will be launched on July 16 even though the launch was initially planned for the end of May. After …

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UK’s Skyrora In Hunt For British Launch Sites For Upcoming Rocket Tests

Skyrora, the Edinburgh-based New Space launch company that is aiming to become the first UK private company to launch payloads into Earth orbit, is searching for launch sites in the British Isles from where it can conduct a series of launcher tests over the coming year, according to UK press …

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