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15.10.2017 (1 week, 2 days ago)

An Atlas-5-421 rocket has launched a secret NRO payload, most likely a geostationary Quasar (SDS) type data relay satellite.

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13.10.2017 (1 week, 3 days ago)

ESA's Sentinel-5p atmospheric monitoring sat has been launched by a Rokot-KM booster from Plesetsk.

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11.10.2017 (1 week, 5 days ago)

The EchoStar 105/SES 11 comsat was successfully deployed into a supersynchronous transfer orbit.

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11.10.2017 (1 week, 5 days ago)

A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket launched with the Echostar-105/SES-11 comsat using a reused stage 1, which again landed successfully.

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03.10.2017 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

60 years ago, Sputnik-1 was launched into orbit, to herald the age of spaceflight.

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29.09.2017 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

An Ariane-5ECA has launched the Intelsat-37e and B-Sat-4a comsats to geostationary transfer orbit.

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29.09.2017 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

A Chinese CZ-2C rocket launched a military satellite reportedly called Yaogan 30-01 from Xichang. Sat designation is confusing. Might be SIGINT sat. Correction: It is triplet of satellites.

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28.09.2017 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

The 2nd Proton-M Briz-M (Phase IV upgrade) lifted off with AsiaSat-9 on a +9 hour mission to put it into GTO.

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24.09.2017 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

An Atlas-5(541) rocket has launched a secret Trumpet-class SIGINT satellite into a highly elliptical orbit. The sat carries also the SBIRS-HEO-4 early warning sensor. Launch site was Vandenberg AFB.

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22.09.2017 (1 month ago)

The Chinese Tianzhou-1 experimental freighter was deorbited today, after a mission, which involved 3 dockings/undockings and propellant transfer with the space station Tiangong 2.

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22.09.2017 (1 month ago)

NASA's @OSIRISREx asteroid sample return probe today performs an EarthGravityAssist slinshot to set it on course to asteroid Bennu.

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22.09.2017 (1 month ago)

A Russian Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M has launched a GLONASS-M (Uragan-M) navigation satellite.

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17.09.2017 (1 month ago)

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-12 cargo capsule has successfully returned to earth with ~2 t of materials from the ISS.

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15.09.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

BlackSky formed a joint venture with Thales Alenia Space & Telespazio to build and operate 60 Earth-observation sats for fast-revisit, high-res imagery.

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15.09.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Farewell, Cassini

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14.09.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Arianespace got the first launch contracts for Ariane-6: Two launches with each two Galileo navsats in 2020/21. The Ariane-62 version is to be used.

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13.09.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Soyut-MS-06 with Aleksandr Misurkin, Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba has docked with the ISS after ~6 hr flight

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12.09.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Soyuz-MS-6 space capsule launched with a crew of 3 (Misurkin, Vande Hei, Acaba) on Soyuz-FG rocket towards the ISS.

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12.09.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Arianespace will launch 4 more O3b MEO-comsats on a Soyuz-STB rocket in 2019.

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12.09.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Arianespace will launch the SES-17 comsat in 2020.

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