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18.04.2018 (1 day, 19 hours 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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18.04.2018 (1 day, 19 hours ago)

A Proton-M Briz-M rocket has launched the 2nd Russian Blagovest military comsat on a multi-hour mission to geostationary orbit.

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14.04.2018 (5 days, 19 hours ago)

An ULA Atlas-5(551) rocket has lifted off on the +6 hour AFSPC-11 mission to put the CBAS (Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM), EAGLE and Mycroft satellites into geostationary orbit.

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11.04.2018 (1 week, 1 day ago)

An Indian PSLV-XL rocket has successfully launched the IRNSS-1I navigation satellite into orbit.

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10.04.2018 (1 week, 3 days ago)

China has conducted an unexpected CZ-4C launch from Jiuquan, carrying the Yaogan-31 (NOSS type) triplet and the Weina-1 nanosatellite.

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06.04.2018 (2 weeks ago)

Eutelsat Communications ordered in April a new-generation high-throughput Ka-band satellite called Eutelsat Konnect VHTS from Thales Alenia Space. The 6300 kg sat will serve Europe with Ka-band capacity of 500 Gbps.

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05.04.2018 (2 weeks ago)

An Arianespace Ariane-5ECA has launched the DSN-1/Superbird-8 and HYLAS-4 comsats into a geostationary transfer orbit.

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05.04.2018 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

VirginGalactic has performed the first powered flight of the 2nd SpaceShipTwo (VSS Unity). The crew was Mark Stucky and Dave Mackay.

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05.04.2018 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

The Chinese company i-Space has launched the single stage suborbital Hyperbola-1S rocket from Hainan to an altitude of 108 km as a demonstrator for their planned Hyperbola-1 small launcher.

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04.04.2018 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-14 cargo capsule has successfully been captured by the ISS to be berthed.

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02.04.2018 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

A reused SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket launched a reused Dragon capsule on the SpX-14 mission to the ISS. Stage 1 performed a simulated high risk landing in the ocean and was intentionally not recovered.

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02.04.2018 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

The Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-1 has reentered over the south Pacific.

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01.04.2018 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

The recently launched GSat-6A appears to have suffered a power issue after the second orbit raising maneuver. No official update by ISRO by now.

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30.03.2018 (3 weeks ago)

A SpaceX Falcon-9 has successfully launched the 5th cluster of 10 Iridium-NEXT communication satellites from Vandenberg. Stage 1 performed a simulated landing and was intentionally not recovered. The recovery of one half of the payload fairing has failed.

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29.03.2018 (3 weeks ago)

The third orbital launch of the day was a Chinese CZ-3B/YZ1 carrying two Beidou navigation satellites.

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29.03.2018 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

The second orbital launch today was a Russian Soyuz-2-1v rocket, which likely put the small military EMKA satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. Erratum: It was a Soyuz-2-1v without Volga upper stage

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29.03.2018 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

The 1st orbital launch today was an Indian improved GSLV Mk.2 rocket, which launched the GSAT-6A communications satellite.

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23.03.2018 (4 weeks ago)

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22.03.2018 (4 weeks ago)

The omnibus spending bill added US§600 million for two more WGS (Wideband Global Satcom) large military comsats, which were not even requested by the DoD before.

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22.03.2018 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

The highly reflective Humanity Star satellite, orbited by the New Zealand/US launch provider RocketLab, has reentered the earth's atmosphere after 2 months in space.

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