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19.03.2017 (5 days, 2 hours ago)

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Dragon CRS-10 (SpX-10) has successfully landed with a splashdown off the coast of California.

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

19.03.2017 (5 days, 9 hours ago)

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Dragon CRS-10 (SpX-10) has departed the ISS and is heading towards a landing off the coast of California.

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

19.03.2017 (5 days, 19 hours ago)

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The WGS-9 (Wideband Global Satcom) military comsat is funded by Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and New Zealand to get them global access to the US WGS satellite system.

WGS 8, 9, 10 (WGS Block 2 Follow-On)

19.03.2017 (5 days, 19 hours ago)

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A Delta-4M+(5,4) rocket launched the WGS-9 military comsat funded by Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and New Zealand.

Delta-4M+(5,4) (upg.) (Delta-IVM+(5,4) (upg.))

17.03.2017 (1 week ago)

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A Japanese H-2A-202 rocket orbited the IGS-Radar-5 reconnaissance satellite for the Japanese military.

H-2A-202

16.03.2017 (1 week, 1 day ago)

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The 2nd Improved Orion sounding rocket within 2 days has launched the German-Swedish REXUS-22 student payload from ESRANGE, Sweden, on a suborbital trajectory.

Orion

16.03.2017 (1 week, 1 day ago)

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Todays SpaceX Falcon-9 mission has successfully deployed the 5.6 ton EchoStar-23 comsat. Recovery of the 1st stage was not planned.

EchoStar 23

16.03.2017 (1 week, 1 day ago)

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A SpaceX Falcon-9 in an expendable legless version has launched with the 5.6 ton EchoStar-23 comsat.

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

15.03.2017 (1 week, 2 days ago)

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An Improved Orion sounding rocket has launched the German-Swedish REXUS-21 student payload from ESRANGE, Sweden, on a suborbital trajectory.

Orion

14.03.2017 (1 week, 2 days ago)

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SpaceX has won its 2nd USAF EELV-class launch contract for a GPS-3 navigation satellite in 2019.

GPS-3 (Navstar-3)

08.03.2017 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

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OneWeb has also an launch agreement for 5 launches of Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket.

New Glenn

07.03.2017 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

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Eutelsat is the 1st launch customer for Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket in 2021 for a not yet named satellite.

New Glenn

07.03.2017 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

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An Arianespace Vega rocket has successfully put the Sentinel-2B earth observation satellite for ESA into orbit.

Vega

04.03.2017 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

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NASA has been donated a satellite bus, likely a surplus NRO Quasar relay satellite, and is now searching for ideas what to do with it.

NSTP-Sat

03.03.2017 (3 weeks ago)

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China has debuted another small launch vehicle, the Kaituozhe-2, putting the Tiankun-1 satellite into orbit from Jiuquan.

Kaituozhe-2 (KT-2)

01.03.2017 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

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The 70th Atlas-5 rocket, 35th 401 version, has launched with (likely) a pair of Intruder SIGINT satellites (NROL-79) from Vandenberg AFB. Now in planned news black-out. Launch results can be expected in about 4 hours.

Atlas-5(401) (Atlas-V(401))

24.02.2017 (4 weeks ago)

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The 2nd Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo made its 3rd glide flight, piloted by David Mackay and Rick Sturckow.

SpaceShipTwo (SS2) History

24.02.2017 (4 weeks ago)

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Progress-MS-5 has successfully docked with the ISS - the 2nd cargo delivery within 24 hours.

Progress-MS 1 - 12

23.02.2017 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

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The Dragon SpX10 cargo capsule has been successfully berthed at the ISS. It also carries the SAGE-III ozone monitoring and STP-H5 experiment packages to be installed.

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

22.02.2017 (1 month ago)

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The last Soyuz-U, the most flown orbital rocket version, has put Progress-MS-5 into orbit. Soyuz-U was flown 776 times. Other Soyuz versions remain in service.

Soyuz-U (11A511U)