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09.07.2018 (1 week, 2 days ago)

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09.07.2018 (1 week, 2 days ago)

The second Chinese launch of the day, a CZ-3A rocket from Xichang, put a Beidou navigation satellite into orbit:

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09.07.2018 (1 week, 2 days ago)

A Chinese CZ-2C SMA rocket haslaunched from Jiquan to put two Pakistani earth observation satellites, PRSS-1 and PakTES-1, into orbit. PRSS-1 is Chinese built, PakTES-1 is built by Pakistan with contributions by South Africa.

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05.07.2018 (1 week, 6 days ago)

ISRO has tested successfully the Crew Escape System for their crewed capsule. The Pad Abort Test demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency at the launch pad.

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30.06.2018 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Today, 110 years ago: The Tunguska event: Likely a 60 to 190 meter meteoroid exploded over Siberia, with an energy estimated about 1,000 times greater than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, flattening 2,000 km˛ of forest.

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29.06.2018 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

The privately developed Japanese suborbital rocket Momo failed on its second flight. Two seconds after launch, the engine failed and the vehicle fell back to the pad and exploded.

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29.06.2018 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

An expendable SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket has launched the Dragon CRS-15 cargo capsule towards the ISS. Among supplies and spare parts, it carries also the ECOSTRESS earth observation instrument and some cubesats.

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27.06.2018 (3 weeks ago)

The JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) has been delayed again - this time to March 2021.

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27.06.2018 (3 weeks ago)

A Chinese CZ-2C rocket has orbited the XJSW-A & B pair of experimental satellites from Xichang. The launch vehicle featured an unusual modified fairing.

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12.06.2018 (1 month ago)

A Japanese H-2A-202 rocket has orbited the IGS-Radar-6 military reconnaissance satellite.

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04.06.2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SSTL (SurreySat) has contracted with Firefly Aerospace for six launches of their satellites on the Firefly-? launch vehicle. The first one will be the Carbonite-4 satellite in 2020.

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04.06.2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket in an expendable version has launched the 5400 kg SES-12 comsat into geostationary transfer orbit.

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03.06.2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Soyuz-MS-07 with Anton Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai on board has departed the ISS and landed successfully in Kazakhstan.

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02.06.2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A Chinese CZ-2D rocket has launched the Gaofen-6 earth observation satellite and the Luojia-1-01 cubesat from the Jiuquan cosmodrome.

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29.05.2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo 'VSS Unity' has performed its second powered flight at Mojave, piloted by David Mackay and Mark Stucky.

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22.05.2018 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

A reused SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket was launched from Vandenberg in expendable mode to orbit two German-US GRACE-FO sats to map the earth's gravity field and 5 Iridium-NEXT comsats.

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21.05.2018 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

An Antares-230 rocket has launched the Cygnus CRS-9 cargo craft towards the ISS, the 200th ISS mission. Cygnus carries 15 Cubesats to be deployed later from the ISS or Cygnus.

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20.05.2018 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Also on board of the Queqiao launch are two small 45 kg DSLWP or Longjiang lunar orbiters for ultra long-wave radio astronomy.

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20.05.2018 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

China has launched the Queqiao relay sat for the Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which will land on the far side, on a CZ-4C rocket from Xichang. It will be put into a halo orbit around the Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange point.

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17.05.2018 (2 months ago)

The Chinese company OneSpace has launched its OS-X1 suborbital demonstrator rocket from a site in northwest China. Reportedly a flight of the orbital OS-M rocket is planed for later this year.

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