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22.05.2018 (3 days, 18 hours 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 (5 days, 5 hours 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 (5 days, 15 hours 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 (5 days, 16 hours 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 (1 week, 2 days 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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11.05.2018 (2 weeks ago)

ULA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10-C-X engine to power the Centaur-5 upper stage of the Vulcan launch vehicle.

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11.05.2018 (2 weeks ago)

Three Cubesats were deployed today from the ISS: the 1st Kenyan sat, 1KUNS, the 1st Costa Rican, Iraz˙, and a Turkish, UBAKUSAT. All were delivered with Dragon CRS-14 to the ISS.

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11.05.2018 (2 weeks ago)

The 1st Bangladeshi comsat, Bangabandhu-1, was successfully deployed by the Falcon-9 launch vehicle. The 3700 kg satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space.

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11.05.2018 (2 weeks ago)

The first Block 5 version of SpaceX' Falcon-9 rocket has launched the the 1st Bangladeshi comsat Bangabandhu-1. Stage 1 has successfully landed on the drone ship.

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09.05.2018 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

A Chinese CZ-4C rocket launched from Taiyuan has put the Gaofen-5 remote sensing satellite into orbit.

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06.05.2018 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

The InSight Mars lander is accompanied by two MarCO Cubesats to improve communications during landing. These are the 1st CubeSats on an interplanetary mission.

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06.05.2018 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Yesterday's InSight launch was the second Vandenberg launch beyond earth orbit. The first was the Clementine lunar orbiter in 1994. (There were also some Centaur upper stages going to heliocentric orbit from Vandenberg for disposal)

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06.05.2018 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

NASA's InSight Mars lander and the two MarCO interplanetary Cuebsats have been launched on an Atlas-5(401) from Vandenberg.

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03.05.2018 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

A Chinese CZ-3B/G2 rocket has successfully launched the built and owned APStar-6C communications satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit.

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02.05.2018 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Gunter's Space Page - Space News and Information shared a post.

Elon Musk has posted an image of a SpaceX Falcon-9 payload fairing half returning with a parafoil.

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30.04.2018 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

NASA's Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer ( 3035 kg), which was launched in December 1995, has reentered today. It operated until 5 January 2012.

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30.04.2018 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital space tourism vehicle has performed its 8th uncrewed test flight. Both capsule and booster were successfully recovered.

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26.04.2018 (1 month ago)

A Chinese CZ-11 small solid fueled launcher has orbited the OVS-2A video satellite and 4 OHS-2 hyperspectral earth observation satellites for the Orbita or Zhuhai-1 constellation.

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25.04.2018 (1 month ago)

The last commercial Rokot-KM launch has put ESA's Sentinel-3B earth observation satellite into orbit. 3 more Russian government Rokot missions are planned.

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18.04.2018 (1 month, 1 week ago)

A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket has launched NASA's TESS observatory on a mission to discover transiting exoplanets. Stage 1 was successfully recovered on a drone ship.

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