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18.05.2017 (5 days, 8 hours ago)

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A Soyuz-STA Fregat-M lifted off from Kourou to put the all-electric-propulsion SES-15 comsat into geostationary transfer orbit.

Soyuz-STA Fregat-M

15.05.2017 (1 week ago)

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An expendable version of SpaceX' Falcon-9 rocket has launched the 6 ton Inmarsat-5 F4 comsat to geostationary transfer orbit.

Falcon-9 v1.2(ex) (Falcon-9FT(ex))

13.05.2017 (1 week, 3 days ago)

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A Brazilian VSB-30 sounding rocket successfully launched the MAPHEUS-6 payload for DLR Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt from Esrange Space Center.

VSB-30

07.05.2017 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

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After 718 days on orbit, thy enigmatic X-37B OTV-4 mission ended successfully with a landing at Cape Canaveral, setting a new duration record for this vehicle.

X-37B OTV 1, 2, 3, 4

05.05.2017 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

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An Indian GSLV Mk2 rocket has launched the GSat-9 (South Asian Satellite) comsat to be used jointly by the SAARC countries except Pakistan.

GSLV Mk.2

04.05.2017 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

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An Ariane-5ECA rocket successfully orbited 2 Thales Alenia Space built comsats: the Brazilian SGDC-1 and the South Korean KoreaSat-7.

Ariane-5ECA

01.05.2017 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

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A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket has launched its first secret NRO mission called NROL-76 into low earth orbit. Recovery of 1st stage was again successful. NROL-76 was likely built by Ball Aerospace.

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Falcon-9FT)

22.04.2017 (1 month ago)

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The Cygnus OA-7 (SS John Glenn) cargo mission has been successfully captured by the ISS and berthed.

Cygnus-PCM (enhanced)

22.04.2017 (1 month ago)

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China's 1st unmanned cargo craft Tianzhou-1 has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space station.

Tianzhou 1, 2 (TZ 1, 2)

20.04.2017 (1 month ago)

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Soyuz-MS-4 has successfully docked with the ISS after 6 hours of free flight. The crew consists of Fyodor Yurchikhin & Jack Fischer.

Soyuz-MS 1 - 12 (11F732A48)

20.04.2017 (1 month ago)

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Tianzhou-1 is China's 1st unmanned cargo craft to supply space stations. The 13 ton vehicle is based on the Tiangong space station design.

Tianzhou 1, 2 (TZ 1, 2)

20.04.2017 (1 month ago)

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The 2nd CZ-7 rocket has successfully launched the Tianzhou-1 freighter to the Tiangong-2 space station.

CZ-7 (Chang Zheng-7)

20.04.2017 (1 month ago)

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A Soyuz-FG rocket has launched the Soyuz-MS-4 capsule with Fyodor Yurchikhin & Jack Fischer to the ISS.

Soyuz-FG (11A511U-FG)

18.04.2017 (1 month ago)

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An Atlas-V(401) rocket launched the Cygnus OA-7 freighter from Cape Canaveral towards the ISS. Among the cargo are 38 CubeSats, incl. 28 for the QB50 project.

Atlas-5(401) (Atlas-V(401))

12.04.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

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A Chinese CZ-3B rocket has launched the experimental SJ-13/ZX-16 comsat.

CZ-3B/G2 (Chang Zheng-3B/G2)

10.04.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

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Soyuz-MS-2 with Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrey Borisenko and Shane Kimbrough ha safely returned to earth and landed in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz-MS 1 - 12 (11F732A48)

07.04.2017 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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A Castor-4B sounding rocket has launched the MAXUS-9 mission from ESRANGE, Sweden.

Castor-4B

04.04.2017 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The first Rocket Lab Electron rocket has been erected on the launch pad at the Mahia peninsula, NZ. Maiden flight in the coming months.

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31.03.2017 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

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NASA's small EO-1 earth observation satellite has been retired after 17 years in orbit. It was built under the New Millennium Program for a 1 year lifetime.

EO 1

31.03.2017 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

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Todays SpaceX Falcon-9 launch was also the first recovery of the payload fairing.

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Falcon-9FT)