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  • Russia restores contact with AngoSat-1 satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 29th, 2017

    Russia has stated that it has restored contact with Angola’s first satellite, AngoSat-1, that was launched by a Zenit rocket on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. 

  • Zenit rocket launches AngoSat-1 but ground control loses contact

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 27th, 2017

    A Russian-Ukrainian Zenit rocket was launched on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, with the aim of delivering into orbit Angola’s first satellite, known as AngoSat-1. However, it appears that contact with the spacecraft was lost after its deployment into orbit.

  • New owner of Sea Launch eyes at least 10 missions in five years

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 10th, 2016

    S7 Group, the new owner of the Sea Launch complex, has revealed its flight plans for the upcoming years. According to Sergei Sopov, CEO of S7 Space Transport Systems, the Sea Launch platform could carry out from 10 to 12 launches in the first five years after the resumption of its work.

  • Zenit-2SB rocket launches Russian Elektro-L weather satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 12th, 2015

    A Russian-Ukrainian Zenit-2SB carrier rocket, also known as Zenit-3F or Zenit-3SLBF, successfully launched on Friday, Dec. 11, with the Elektro-L No. 2 weather satellite for Russia. Liftoff occurred at 8:45 a.m. EST (13:45 GMT) from the Site 45 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • With failures piling up, Roscosmos looking to retry Phobos-Grunt mission

    Jason RhianMay 13th, 2015

    The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos ) has not always had the best of luck lately in launching things into orbit, let alone to points beyond. However, with the recently announced plans to send another spacecraft to the Martian moon Phobos, the agency appears poised to make a second attempt – at a very difficult […]

  • A second chance at a Maiden Launch for Angara

    Josh TallisJuly 8th, 2014

    Tensions flared, but the rocket didn’t. On June 27, Russia’s experimental Angara 1.2 rocket aborted its maiden launch just fifteen seconds before liftoff. Watching live from the Kremlin was Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has put his personal mark on the Angara program and was carefully following up on a review of the failed launch. […]

  • First launch of Russia’s new Angara rocket canceled – investigation underway

    David DarlingJuly 3rd, 2014

    Russia’s beleaguered space industry suffered another setback on Friday, June 27, with the last-minute abort of the inaugural launch of the Angara 1.2 rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. A second opportunity to launch the following day came and went with the vehicle still stood on the pad.

  • More than a year since last mission – Sea Launch returns to flight with EUTELSAT 3B

    Jason RhianMay 27th, 2014

    After a hiatus that stretched all the way back to February of 2013. The international launch Service Provider Sea Launch successfully sent the European EUTELSAT 3B telecommunications satellite into orbit on Monday, May 26 at 5:20 p.m. EDT (2110 GMT). The location was along Earth’s equator out in the Pacific Ocean with the launch vehicle […]