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19.08.2017 (4 days, 18 hours ago)

A Japanese H-2A-204 rocket has launched the QZS-3 (Michibiki-3) geostationary navigation satellite.

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18.08.2017 (5 days, 9 hours ago)

An Atlas-5(401) rocket has successfully orbited TDRS-M, NASA's 13th Tracking & Data Relay Satellite.

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16.08.2017 (1 week ago)

A Russian Proton-M Briz-M rocket has lifted off with the Blagovest-1 military comsat on a multi-hour mission to deploy it in geostationary orbit.

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14.08.2017 (1 week, 2 days ago)

A SpaceX Falcon-9 launched Dragon-CRS-12 cargo craft towards the ISS. Stage 1 landed successfully. Also on board are the CREAM instrument and several cubesats and a High-Performance Computer system.

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04.08.2017 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Virgin Galactic has conducted another SpaceShipTwo glide flight. Pilots were Mackay and Sturkow.

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03.08.2017 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Vector has performed a low-altitude test flight of their Vector-R Block 0.002 prototype, this time from Camden, Georgia.

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02.08.2017 (3 weeks ago)

A Vega rocket has orbited the Israeli built Italian OPTSAT-3000 military observation sat and the Israeli/French VENµS earth observation satellites.

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30.07.2017 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

The Interstellar Technologies privately developed sounding rocket Momo was launched for the maiden flight, but failed about 80 seconds after ignition after launch at Taiki-cho, Hokkaido. It was planned to reach an apogee of 100 km.

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28.07.2017 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

North Korea has apparently launched its 2nd ICBM flight, likely a Hwasong-14 on a lofted 45 min flight reaching a height of 3000 km, implying a range of +9000 km.

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28.07.2017 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

The 50th Soyuz-FG rocket lifted off with Soyuz-MS-5 to transport 3 cosmonauts to the ISS.

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28.07.2017 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

I'm now listing the Simorgh launch as suborbital successful flight, as no reports of objects in orbit have been detected and that Iran has never shown launch footage of a launch failure.

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27.07.2017 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Iran has performed the 1st orbital flight of the new Simorgh rocket. Payload unknown by now, apparently successful launch. (Addendum: it appears to have been suborbital)

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26.07.2017 (4 weeks ago)

Astrobotic has selected United Launch Alliance to launch their Peregrine lunar lander on an Atlas-5 in 2019.

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20.07.2017 (1 month ago)

One of Planet's Dove CubeSats has captured the launch of a Soyuz-2-1a rocket carrying among others, 48 more Doves. (timelapse video)

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19.07.2017 (1 month ago)

SNC has ordered two Atlas-5(552) rockets for the first two Dream Chaser Cargo launches to the ISS in 2020/21.

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14.07.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

All 73 payloads of todays Soyuz launch have been deployed: Main payload Kanopus-V-IK 1 and Flying Laptop, WNISAT 1R, 2 × NORSAT, TechnoSat, 3 × CICERO, 2 × Corvus-BC, 2 × MKA-N, 48 × Flock-2k, 8 × Lemur-2, NanoACE, Mayak, Iskra-MAI-85, Ecuador-UTE-YuZGU

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14.07.2017 (1 month, 1 week ago)

A Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M rocket with the Kanopus-V-IK earth observation satellites and 72 small satellites has lifted off from Baikonur on a +8 hour mission to deploy them into 3 different orbits.

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05.07.2017 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SpaceX has launched the 3rd Falcon-9 within 12 days, an expendable version with the 6.7 ton Intelsat-35e comsat.

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04.07.2017 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

North Korea has launched the Hwasong-14 missile, which appears to fall into the ICBM category. The lofted trajectory of 933 km range and 2802 km apogee height, hints to a maximum range of about 6000 km.

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02.07.2017 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The launch of the 2nd Chinese CZ-5 rocket with the large SJ-18 comsat failed. Apparently a problem in the core stage propulsion system.

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