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25.06.2017 (2 days, 8 hours ago)

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The 2nd SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket within 2 days launched the 2nd batch of 10 Iridium next satellites from Vandenberg. Stage 1 was successfully recovered on the drone ship.

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

23.06.2017 (4 days, 9 hours ago)

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3rd orbital launch today: a reused Falcon-9 put the BulgariaSat-1 comsat into orbit. 1st stage was successfully recovered on the droneship.

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

23.06.2017 (4 days, 10 hours ago)

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2nd orbital launch of the day: A Soyuz-2-1v Volga put an secretive Russian satellite into orbit - possibly a geodetic satellite.

Soyuz-2-1v Volga

23.06.2017 (4 days, 22 hours ago)

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The 40th Indian PSLV rocket, a PSLV-XL version, has successfully launched CartoSat-2E and 30 small satellites

PSLV

22.06.2017 (5 days, 19 hours ago)

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A Terrier impr. Orion sounding rocket with the RockOn/Rocksat-C student payload was successfully launched from Wallops Island.

Terrier Orion

18.06.2017 (1 week, 2 days ago)

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A Chinese CZ-3B rocket has launched with the ZX-9A direct broadcasting satellites. The lack of official announcements several hours after the launch hint to a launch failure.

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

15.06.2017 (1 week, 5 days ago)

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The HXMT (Huiyan) hard X-ray modulation telescope is the 1st chinese astronomy satellite. It is to observe transient and variable X-ray sources.

HXMT (Huiyan)

15.06.2017 (1 week, 5 days ago)

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A Chinese CZ-4B rocket has launched the HXMT (Huiyan) hard X-ray telescope and 3 small earth observation satellites 2 Zhuhai-1, —uSat 3)

CZ-4B (Chang Zheng-4B)

14.06.2017 (1 week, 6 days ago)

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A Soyuz-2-1a rocket has launched the Progress-MS06 freighter to the ISS, carrying supplies and 4 small satellites.

Soyuz-2-1a (14A14)

06.06.2017 (3 weeks ago)

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The 5th orbital flight of a X-37B spaceplane will launch in August 2017 on a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket.

X-37B OTV 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

05.06.2017 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

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The Indian GSLV Mk.3 rocket has launched the GSAT-19 comsat on the maiden orbital flight.

GSLV Mk.3 (LVM-3)

03.06.2017 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

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Onboard of todays Dragon flight is NICER (Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer), the 1st Explorer mission hosted by the ISS.

Explorer: NICER

03.06.2017 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

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The 35th SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket has launched the 1st reused Dragon capsule towards the ISS. The rocket's 1st stage landed successfully.

Dragon C2, CRS-1,... CRS-20 (SpX 1,... 20)

02.06.2017 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

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Soyuz-MS-3 with Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet onboard has landed successfully in Kasakhstan.

Soyuz-MS 1 - 12 (11F732A48)

02.06.2017 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

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An Ariane-5ECA has launched the HTP-comsat ViaSat-2 and the all-electric Eutelsat-172B comsat.

Ariane-5ECA

01.06.2017 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

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A japanese H-2A-202 rocket has launched the QZS-2 (Michibiki-2) navigation satellite into transfer orbit to an inclined 24 hour orbit.

H-2A-202

31.05.2017 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

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NASA has renamed the Solar Probe Plus mission after solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker. The Parker Solar Probe will launch in July 2018 to examine the sun from a vantage point within the sun's corona.

Parker Solar Probe (Solar Probe Plus, SPP)

25.05.2017 (1 month ago)

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The maiden Rocket Labs Electron rocket was launched from the Mahia peninsula, New Zealand,, but failed short of reaching orbital velocity.

Electron

24.05.2017 (1 month ago)

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Boeing's Phantom Express has been selected for DARPA's XS-1 autonomous space plane project.

Phantom Express (XS-1)

18.05.2017 (1 month, 1 week 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