The Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket and its Fregat upper stage was scheduled for takeoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to deliver 38 satellites from 18 countries, including that of Saudi Arabia, into orbit after approval was given to load kerosene and liquid oxygen propellants in the rocket.
The creation of a satellite system in highly elliptical orbits is necessary for information collection to solve operational meteorology and hydrology problems, and monitoring the climate and environment in the Arctic region, it said.
The black-and-white photo released late Friday by the China National Space Administration showed geological features including the Schiaparelli crater and the Valles Marineris, a vast stretch of canyons on the Martian surface.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan plans launched an H-IIA rocket on Sunday, 29 November to deploy a top secret communications satellite to support the country’s reconnaissance and scientific programs.
The satellites, including 10 commercial remote sensing satellites developed by Argentine company Satellogic, blasted off atop a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 11:19 a.m. (Beijing Time).
The U.S.-led NATO alliance is expected to approve plans this week for a new space center at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, which will serve as a hub against threats to allied military satellites, a NATO official said Monday.
Formally known as the German Experimental Space Surveillance and Tracking Radar (GESTRA), it was built by the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques and was installed at a Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Forces) facility.
Nine satellites, belonging to the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group, are launched by a Long March-11 carrier rocket at the Yellow Sea, on Sept. 15, 2020. China successfully sent nine satellites into planned orbit at the Yellow Sea Tuesday. The nine satellites blasted off atop a Long March-11 carrier rocket, China’s first sea-launched rocket, at 9:23 a.m. (Beijing Time).
A U.S. delegation of staff members from the departments of State, Defense, Energy, and the National Security Council will hold a U.S.-Russia Space Security Exchange in the Austrian capital on July 27, U.S. State Department said in a statement.
The facility has now become part of a global network known as Real-Time Earth ground stations, tracking low orbit satellites and feeding back the data in real-time to the end-user.
Carrying satellites from the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom, the Electron launcher lifted off from Rocket Lab’s privately-run spaceport on New Zealand’s North Island at 5:19:36 p.m. EDT (2119:36 GMT).
China successfully sent a satellite for space environment study and related technology experiments into the planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Sunday.
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) confirmed the Long March 3B launch vehicle had successfully placed the Beidou-3 satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit shortly after. The satellite was later reported catalogued in a 218 x 35,784-kilometer orbit.
Watch live coverage as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA make a second attempt at liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule with two U.S. astronauts. This is the first mission of its kind to the International Space Station in nearly a decade.
After more than seven years of development, testing, and preparation, Virgin Orbit reached an important moment on Monday—dropping and igniting its LauncherOne rocket over the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, shortly after ignition an „anomaly“ occurred, the company said.
The core stage of China’s Long March 5B rocket is expected to fall back to Earth unguided after nearly a week in orbit. The Long March 5B rocket launched May 5 with a prototype for a next-generation Chinese crew capsule.
Russia’s space agency on Sunday (May 10) confirmed one of its rockets used in past launches and floating in space has broken down, leaving debris in orbit.
The agency said the Fregat-SB upper stage rocket was used to deliver the Russian scientific satellite Spektr-R to orbit in 2011.
Darüber hinaus waren einige der Sensoren der zweiten Missionskomponente, nämlich des JAXA-Magnetosphärenorbiters (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, kurz MIO), aktiviert.
The U.S. Space Force conducted its first launch Thursday, sending a military communications satellite into orbit. At 4:18 p.m., a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket blasted the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
In total, OneWeb plans to deploy about 600 satellites on the near-earth orbit. By 2021, the British company expects to ensure full-time communication for users around the globe.
The Ariane 5 rocket will carry the JCSAT17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and the GEOKOMPSAT-2B for Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).
“Stage-1 and stage-2 motors of the carrier functioned properly and the satellite was successfully detached from its carrier, but at the end of its path it did not reach the required speed for being put in the orbit,” Defense Ministry space programme spokesman Ahmad Hosseini told state TV.
China’s heaviest and most advanced satellite, Shijian-20, reached its fixed position in geosynchronous orbit Sunday, marking the first successful flight of DFH-5 satellite platform, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
The 5.6-tonne satellite made by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) will remain in orbit for at least 15 years to provide „every inch“ of Egypt with call and internet services, state officials said…. The Egyptian Space Agency will run the satellite from a control center in Cairo.
A revised policy for approving the launch of spacecraft with nuclear power systems is the latest measure intended to support greater use of nuclear power systems in orbit and beyond.
The policy, formally issued by President Trump Aug. 20 to coincide with the latest public meeting of the National Space Council, updates guidelines for how both government and commercial spacecraft carrying space nuclear systems are reviewed and approved for launch.
This memorandum establishes processes for Federal Government launches and launches for which the Department of Transportation (DOT) has statutory authority to license as commercial space launch activities (commercial launches). These processes include transparent safety guidelines and are forward-looking and amenable to effective use of space nuclear systems for heating, power, and propulsion.
The satellite has been sent to the geostationary orbit, and can cover China, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific island countries.