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16.10.2018 (18 hours, 27 minutes ago)

Paul Allen, billionaire, co-founder of Microsoft, backer of SpaceShipOne and founder of Stratolaunch, passed away yesterday at the age of 65.

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11.10.2018 (5 days, 6 hours ago)

The launch of Soyuz-MS-10 with Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague on a Soyuz-FG rocket failed due to an off-nominal staging. The capsule with the crew landed safely.

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09.10.2018 (1 week ago)

China has launched two Yaogan-32 Group 1 satellites on the first CZ-2C rocket featuring the new YZ-1S upper stage from Jiuquan cosmodrome.

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08.10.2018 (1 week ago)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has lost another gyro. That leaves Hubble with only two fully functional gyros. They might switch to a one gyro mode to prolong life time.

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06.10.2018 (1 week, 3 days ago)

Three CubeSats - STARS-ME, SPATIUM-1 and RSP-00 - have been deployed today from the ISS.

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03.10.2018 (1 week, 6 days ago)

The Japanese asteroid probe Hayabusa-2 has deployed the MASCOT lander developed by the German DLR and the French CNES. It successfully reached the surface of Ryugu.

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29.09.2018 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

A Chinese solid fueled Kuaizhou-1A rocket has successfully orbited the CentiSpace-1 S1 satellite.

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28.09.2018 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

ULA has selected the Blue Origins BE-4 engine over the Aerojet Rocketdyne AR1 to power the 1st stage of the new Vulcan launch vehicle.

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25.09.2018 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

The 100th Ariane-5, a 5-ECA-version, has successfully orbited the Horizons-3e and the Azerspace-2/Intelsat-38 comsats.

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23.09.2018 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

An H-2B rocket has launched the HTV-7 (Kounotori-7) cargo transporter to the ISS. It provides supplies, new batteries and an experimental life support system to the ISS and carries also some Cubesats and an experimental return capsule.

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21.09.2018 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Hayabusa-2 has dropped the two MINERVA-2-1 hopping landers ("Rovers") onto the surface of asteroid Ryugu.

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16.09.2018 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

A reminiscence from the past: a Japanese H-1 rocket jettisons all 9 boosters at once. Some kind of rocket ballet... Source:

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16.09.2018 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

An Indian PSLV-CA rocket has launched two earth observation saellites for SSTL: The NovaSAR-S radar satellite and the S1-4 optical satellite.

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15.09.2018 (1 month ago)

The last Delta has now deployed it's secondary payloads: the CubeSats ELFIN, ELFIN-STAR, SurfSat and DAVE (CP 7).

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15.09.2018 (1 month ago)

ICESAT 2 (Ice, Cloud & Land Elevation Satellite 2) has been successfully deployed in orbit. Built by Northrop Grumman NGIS (formerly Orbital ATK), it is a NASA Earth science satellite to measure the polar ice-sheets.

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15.09.2018 (1 month ago)

Today's Delta launch is not only the last Delta-2 mission, it is also the last and 724th flight of a rocket based on the Thor IRBM, which had its first fight in January 1957.

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15.09.2018 (1 month ago)

A Delta-7420-10C rocket, the last Delta-2 rocket ever, has launched the ICESAT-2 earth science satellite and four CubeSats from Vandenberg AFB.

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10.09.2018 (1 month ago)

The Telstar-18V C- and Ku-band high-throughput satellite with a launch mass of 7060 kg is one of the heaviest geostationary comsats so far. Part of its capacity is used by the Chinese APT Satellite as APStar-5C.

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10.09.2018 (1 month ago)

A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket has launched the 7060 kg Telstar-18V comsat into a sub-geostationary-transfer orbit. Stage 1 was successfully recovered on a drone ship.

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07.09.2018 (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Chinese company OneSpace has launched their 2nd OS-X suborbital prototype rocket from Jiuquan to a height of 35 km.

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