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Spaceflight Now 7h
NASA is expected to soon select a winner from a roster of nine eligible companies to try and become the first commercial entity to accomplish a soft landing on the moon with a robotic spacecraft. FULL STORY:
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Spaceflight Now 20h
An Indian rocket fired into space Wednesday with a high-power radar imaging satellite designed to peer through clouds and darkness to resolve signs of pollution, natural disasters and foreign military movements. FULL STORY:
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Spaceflight Now 21h
Ground controllers have received the first signals from the RISAT 2B observation satellite, and ISRO has declared today’s PSLV launch a success.
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Spaceflight Now 21h
RISAT 2B separation confirmed. India's RISAT 2B radar observation satellite has deployed from the PSLV fourth stage to begin its five-year reconnaissance mission.
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Spaceflight Now 21h
Ignition of PSLV’s fourth stage confirmed. This burn will place the RISAT 2B radar satellite in a 346-mile-high (557-kilometer) orbit around Earth.
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Spaceflight Now 21h
The PSLV’s third stage has burned out. The rocket is now coasting before ignition of the fourth stage to insert the RISAT 2B satellite into orbit.
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Spaceflight Now 21h
The PSLV’s second stage engine has ignited after a good initial climb away from its launch base on India’s east coast. WATCH LIVE:
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Spaceflight Now 21h
Liftoff of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with RISAT 2B, a radar surveillance platform for Indian military and environmental authorities.
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Spaceflight Now 21h
As dawn approaches at the PSLV’s launch site on Sriharikota Island in India, the countdown is on track for liftoff in two minutes to boost an Indian radar imaging satellite into orbit. WATCH LIVE:
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Spaceflight Now 21h
The PSLV mission director has given approval to begin the automated countdown sequence. Liftoff of the 145-foot-tall (44-meter) rocket remains set for 0000 GMT (8pm EDT) with a radar surveillance satellite. WATCH LIVE:
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Spaceflight Now 21h
ISRO’s live webcast of today’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission has started. Liftoff of the PSLV with the RISAT 2B radar Earth-imaging satellite is set for 0000 GMT (8pm EDT). WATCH LIVE:
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Spaceflight Now May 21
An Indian satellite designed to collect all-weather, day-and-night radar imagery for military & intelligence authorities is scheduled for launch at 0000 GMT (8pm EDT) on top of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
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Spaceflight Now May 21
Weather forecasters expect a 90 percent chance of good conditions for the scheduled launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night. The 90-minute launch window opens at 10:30pm EDT (0230 GMT).
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Spaceflight Now May 20
India’s PSLV, a Chinese Long March 4C rocket, a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher, and a Russian Soyuz are being prepared for liftoff during the next week. See our full list of upcoming launches:
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Spaceflight Now May 20
The build-up of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket has begun on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral ahead of a planned liftoff June 27 carrying a US Air Force communications satellite (📷: ). FULL STORY:
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Spaceflight Now May 20
After two scrubbed launch attempts last week, SpaceX is now targeting Thursday night for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral carrying 60 satellites designed to relay Internet signals around the world.
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Spaceflight Now May 18
China launched a Beidou navigation satellite Friday using a Long March 3C rocket, adding another node to a growing space-based network that Chinese officials say will broadcast positioning and timing signals around the world next year. FULL STORY:
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Spaceflight Now May 18
International Launch Services is embracing a new governance structure that tightens its relationship with Roscosmos. ILS says the change will reduce Proton launch prices & allow the company to diversify its offerings beyond traditional launch services.
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Spaceflight Now May 17
SpaceX says it postponed the first dedicated launch for its Starlink constellation, designed to beam broadband connectivity to consumers around the world, to complete a software update on the fleet’s first 60 satellites awaiting liftoff. FULL STORY:
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Spaceflight Now May 16
SpaceX says teams are standing down from the Falcon 9’s launch from Cape Canaveral for about a week to update software on the company’s first batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites.
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