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SpaceX, SES announced the launch of O3 mPOWER satellites aboard Falcon 9

At the 2019 World Satellite Business Week, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell and SES Satellites CEO Steve Collar announced that SpaceX will launch seven O3b mPOWER communications satellites starting in 2021. The satellites will be mounted on two separate Falcon 9 missions expanding the constellation’s bandwidth capabilities by more than a factor […]

Russia discovers 5 islands under the Arctic ice as glacier melts

A Russian naval expedition team has discovered five Arctic islands under the Nansen glacier in the cove of Vize off the northeastern shore of Novaya Zemlya as glaciers are melting rapidly due to climate change.  The islands vary in size, the smallest one is of 900 square meters whereas the largest one is of 54,500 […]

ISRO targets at launching a small satellite launch vehicle by December

In the last 50 years since it was founded, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has come a long way by overcoming technological hurdles and achieving several milestones. Indian Space Research Organization has now announced at launching Small Satellite Launch vehicle by December. ISRO’s Chairman, Dr.K Sivan, said that this new space vehicle would enable commercial […]

ISRO receives the first customer for its commercial wing, the NSIL

Spaceflight, a couple of days ago, announced that they have started a ride-sharing scheme for its space rockets. So far Spaceflight has helped ISRO in sending over 100 spacecraft to orbits. These spacecraft were mounted on Spaceflight rockets. This April ISRO launched 21 satellites for Spaceflight in its PSLV C-45 mission including 20 Flock-4a satellites […]

Rocket Lab plans to reuse rockets by catching them mid-air with helicopter

A US-based company Rocket Lab has announced its plans to make its rockets reusable. Rocket Lab has announced at the Small Satellite Conference in Utah to make the first stage of its Electron rocket reusable in a significant development for the smallsat launcher market. The grand goal here is if we can capture the vehicle […]

Mission ‘LightSail 2’ declared a success

In a teleconference held on Wednesday, members of the LightSail 2 team declared that the solar sailing mission was a success. The citizen-funded spacecraft is the highest performing solar sail to date and the first to demonstrate the ability to orbit the Earth in a controlled manner. This is a very exciting day for us […]

StarCraft Glory’s launch marks first successful rocket launch by a Chinese company

StarCraft Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. successfully launched its ‘Curve One’ rocket onboard the “SQX-1 Y1” launch vehicle at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China, on July 25 at 13:00 Beijing time, and delivered its the satellites and payloads to the scheduled 300-kilometer orbit with efficient accuracy. The “SQX-1 Y1” launch vehicle is a four-stage […]

ISRO’s Antrix Corporation launched 239 satellites over the last 3 years

In the last three years, Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), launched 239 satellites overall, amassing revenue of ₹6,289 crore. On Wednesday, the minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh, in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, stated that the government had established the NewSpace […]

India postpones launch of India’s moon mission Chandrayan2 due to technical snag

The Indian aerospace authorities have announced the postponement of their first mission to the surface of the Moon, the ‘Chandrayaan-2’, which had planned to take off on Monday to reach the south pole of the satellite, not yet explored, between days 6 and 7 of September. A technical problem has been observed in the launch […]

Spire ‘Supercomputing’ Satellites blasted off on Russian Soyuz rocket

Aerospace firm Spire Global’s team sent dozens of small satellites aloft from Vostochny, including two supercomputing via Russian Soyuz rocket. Soyuz can fly from four launch sites worldwide: it currently has two launch pads operational at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, one each at the Plesetsk and Vostochny Cosmodromes and one at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in […]

Six weather satellites are all set to be launched by NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are all set to launch six weather satellites for better weather monitoring and predictions in space and on Earth. The satellites are a joint project of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Taiwan National Space Agency that will provide more frequent high-resolution data about temperature, […]

ISRO successfully places orbit radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B in space

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) after eight years of launching the last satellite in the RISAT series began the expansion of its radar imaging satellite fleet in space with the successful placing of RISAT-2B that would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others. India’s new earth observation satellite up in the sky will send […]

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