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Articles By Tomasz Nowakowski
More than $150 million embezzled during construction of Vostochny CosmodromeNovember 27th, 2018
Information revealed by Russian prosecutors provide insight into the scale of corruption during the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
Vega launches Earth-observing satellite for MoroccoNovember 21st, 2018
Using Europe’s light-lift Vega launcher, Arianespace orbited the Mohammed VI-B Earth-observing satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco.
Long March 2D sends 5 satellites into orbitNovember 20th, 2018
A Long March 2D rocket took to the skies early Tuesday to orbit the Shiyan-6 Earth-observing spacecraft and four smaller satellites for China.
First launch of Federation spacecraft may slip to 2024November 20th, 2018
The first flight of Russia’s next-generation Federation spacecraft may be postponed from 2022 to 2024, according to the general director of RKK Energia.
Long March 3B orbits another BeiDou-3 satellite duoNovember 19th, 2018
Using its long-serving Long March 3B rocket, China sent another pair of BeiDou-3 spacecraft for the country’s homegrown satellite navigation system on Monday, November 19 (local time). This is the eighth time this year that Beijing has launched a BeiDou-3 duo to replenish its navigation network.
Soyuz-FG rocket back in action with successful launch of Progress MS-10November 16th, 2018
A Soyuz-FG rocket took to the skies to send the Progress MS-10 spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Soyuz-FG to return to flight with Progress MS-10 resupply missionNovember 15th, 2018
Russia’s Soyuz-FG is slated to return to flight with the launch of the Progress MS-10 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
GSLV Mk III lofts GSAT-29 communications satelliteNovember 14th, 2018
India successfully conducted the second orbital mission of its heavy-lift GSLV Mk III launch vehicle, sending the GSAT-29 spacecraft into space.
Laser communications modem being developed for NASA’s Orion spacecraftNovember 12th, 2018
An optical modem capable of sending HD video at significantly-greater rates than standard radio frequency systems is being developed for NASA’s Orion spacecraft.
Soyuz ST-B launches from French Guiana with Europe’s Metop-C weather satelliteNovember 6th, 2018
Arianespace made use of a Russian-built Soyuz ST-B rocket to launch the Metop-C spacecraft into a polar orbit for EUMETSAT.
Soyuz 2.1b launches new GLONASS-M navigation satelliteNovember 4th, 2018
Russia has continued the expansion of its GLONASS constellation with the Nov. 3, 2018 flight of a Soyuz 2.1b rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome located in northern Russia.
Long March 3B lofts BeiDou-3 spacecraftNovember 2nd, 2018
Using a Long March 3B booster a new geosynchronous spacecraft for the country’s BeiDou satellite navigation system was sent to orbit on Thursday, November 1. The satellite, designated BeiDou-3 G1Q, expands China's BeiDou network to 17.
Long March 2C sends CFOSat and seven small satellites to orbitOctober 29th, 2018
China sent a Long March 2C booster on a mission to deliver the Chinese-French CFOSat ocean-observing spacecraft and seven smaller payloads into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) on Monday, October 29.
Chinese startup LandSpace launches Zhuque-1 rocket, fails to deliver payload to orbitOctober 28th, 2018
China received the following messages yesterday, "You can't win them all."
Long March 4B lifts off with Haiyang-2B marine satelliteOctober 25th, 2018
China continues its impressive 2018 launch manifest with the flight of a satellite designed to study Earth's oceans and other areas of study.