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Morocco’s Mohammed VI-B Earth Observation Satellite Due To Be Launched By Arianespace In November 2018

Moroccan media is reporting that the North African country’s second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, the Mohammed VI-B, is due to be launched on an Arianespace launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana in November 2018 on either the Vega or Soyuz ST-A Fregat-M satellite launch vehicles. The …

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China’s iSpace Successfully Launches SQX-1Z Sub-Orbital Rocket With CubeSats

Chinese New Space satellite launch company iSpace successfully launched its SQX-1Z sub-orbital launch vehicle on 5 September 2018 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Northwest China. iSpace is a Chinese New Space company headquartered in Beijing and established in 2016. The company also operates a research centre located in …

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Indonesia’s LAPAN Aims To Indigenously Launch One Ton Satellites By 2040

Indonesia’s space agency, Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN), has announced that it intends to launch an indigenous space launch vehicle (SLV) by 2040 with the ability to insert a 1-ton satellite into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), according to SpaceTech Asia. The announcement was made at a briefing in preparation …

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Egypt’s EgyptSat-A Reconnaissance Satellite Set To Be Launched From Russia In November 2018

The EgyptSat-A, also known as MisrSat-A, high-resolution Earth observation satellite is due to be launched by Russia in November 2018, just as the threat to Egypt’s borders and unrest in the Sinai Peninsula is becoming more acute. Egyptian security and military forces are under growing pressure to stop insurgent and …

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Australia’s New South Wales Sends New Space Startups To AusTrade Landing Pad In United States

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) is engaging in the emerging competition among other states such as South Australia to establish itself as Australia’s leading New Space hub by funding seven NSW space startups to attend the AusTrade Landing Pad last week. AusTrade Landing Pad, which was held in San Francisco, offered …

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UAE’s KhalifaSat To Be Launched From Japan In October 2018

KhalifaSat, the UAE Earth observation system that is also the first Emirati-built satellite, will be launched from Japan on 29 October 2018. KhalifaSat has been in development since 2013, and will be lofted into orbit from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan. The earth observation satellite will join the UAE’s …

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India Looks To Enter Crowded Small Satellite Launcher Market With ISRO SSLV

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a small launch vehicle that weighs no more than 100 tons that can loft a 500 kg satellite into a 500 km orbit. ISRO is currently earning about U.S.$40 million annually through launching small satellites for foreign customers, and aims to increase …

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Khrunichev Space Center Signed Contracts For 12 Angara Rockets

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The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center has signed contracts for the production of 12 Angara-A5 heavy-lift launch vehicles. They are to be produced at the Center’s Production Association Polyot enterprise in the city of Omsk. According to Nikolai Sevastyanov, Khrunichev Space Center Chairman, Board of Directors, 12 launch …

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