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15.02.2019 (3 days, 17 hours ago)

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13.02.2019 (5 days, 9 hours ago)

NASA has ended attempts to contact the Opportunity Mars rover which landed in January 2004 for a 90 day mission and ended up exploring Mars for +14 years. It fell silent in June 2018 in a global dust storm.

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06.02.2019 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Apparently yesterday the launch of an Iranian Safir rocket, likely with the Dosti (or Dousti) satellite failed. Confirmation is pending.

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06.02.2019 (1 week, 6 days ago)

An Ariane-5ECA rocket has orbited two comsats: the Saudi/Greek HellasSat-4/SaudiGeoSat 1 and the Indian GSat 31

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20.01.2019 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

A Delta-4-Heavy rocket has launched a reconnaissance satellite for the NRO from Vandenberg on the NROL-71 mission. I have tentatively assigned it to the KH-11 Crystal class, but the unusual 74 inclination might hint to some other kind of satellite.

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15.01.2019 (1 month ago)

An Iranian Simorgh rocket failed to put the Payam-e Amirkabir satellite into orbit, when stage 3 failed.

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14.01.2019 (1 month ago)

Dragon CRS-16 has successfully returned to earth and splashed down off Baja California.

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07.01.2019 (1 month, 1 week ago)

DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 earth observation satellite has suffered a gyro failure and is no longer capable of observations. It is unlikely to be recoverable.

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03.01.2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The Chinese lunar lander Chang'e-4 has successfully landed on the far side of the moon.

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03.01.2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NASA's New Horizon has sent the first detailed image of Kuiper-belt asteroid (486958) 2014 MU69 ("Ultima Thule") - it is a contact binary.

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01.01.2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OSIRIS-REx is now in orbit around asteroid (101955) Bennu, the smallest object ever been orbited by a spacecraft.

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01.01.2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NASA's New Horizons has flown by Kuiper belt asteroid 2014 MU69 (nicknamed "Ultima Thule"). Images of the encounter will be transmitted soon.

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01.01.2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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31.12.2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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31.12.2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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30.12.2018 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The last orbital launch of the year, the maiden CZ-2D YZ-3, launched the Hongyan 1 prototype comsat and 6 small Yunhai-2 military weather satellites.

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23.12.2018 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The 21th Falcon-9 mission this year, this time expendable due to mission requirements, launched the 1st GPS-III navigation satellite.

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22.12.2018 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

A Chinese CZ-11 rocket has launched Hongyun-1, the first satellite in CASIC's planned 156-satellite low Earth orbit communications constellation.

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21.12.2018 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

50 years ago, mankind became an interplanetary species, when Apollo 8 launched the first three humans (Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, Bill Anders) on an escape trajectory from earth to the moon.

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20.12.2018 (2 months ago)

Soyuz MS-09 with Sergey Prokopyev, Serena Aun-Chancellor and Alexander Gerst on board has safely returned to earth and landed in the Kazakh steppe after 197 days in space.

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