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News Archive / Tagged: satellite

  • SpaceX starts 2019 manifest with successful Iridium 8 launch

    Curt GodwinJanuary 11th, 2019

    LOMPOC, Calif. — After enduring several delays, SpaceX successfully launched ten Iridium NEXT satellites into a polar low-Earth orbit (LEO), marking the Falcon 9’s first flight of 2019, and the last of the original contract, signed in 2010, with Iridium.

  • Long March 2C sends CFOSat and seven small satellites to orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 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.

  • Environmental Defense Fund develops methane-hunting satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 16th, 2018

    A new commercial effort has opened up a new means to combat climate change.

  • Gallery: ICESat-2 closes Delta II era with another success

    Matthew KuhnsSeptember 15th, 2018

    The last flight of a ULA Delta II rocket was carried out on Saturday, Sept. 15 from Vandenberg Air Force base in California. As was the case so many times in the past - its final mission was a success.

  • Video: The hits keep coming from SpaceX

    Jason RhianAugust 7th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Another week, another launch. That is what it is getting to be like for SpaceX. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 the NewSpace company once more carried out a flight of its highly-successful Falcon 9 rocket.