Chinese space road map for following years: reusability and alternative propulsion

According to latest news China’s space plans of following years are covering many ambitious aims. It is clearly visible that CNSA and in general China’s space industry is really aware of its own potential and its representatives strongly believe that good and strong economy of China will create positive conditions for space companies. Money will be surely something to worry Continue Reading The post Chinese space road map for following years: reusability and alternative propulsion appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Five satellites deployed from International Space Station

Yesterday, on November 21, 2017, crew members of International Space Station managed to deploy from NanoRacks deploying device three 3x2U Cubesat satellites.  These satellites are largest ever deployed form NanoRacks. These were deployed from NanoRacks Doublewide Deployers able to push from the Station larger Cubesats. Successful releasing large Cubesats confirms that Company is able to offer services for Companies looking operating larger Continue Reading The post Five satellites deployed from International Space Station appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Jilin-1 spacecrafts lofted by Long March 6

Chinese space agency CNSA managed to deliver to orbit three Jilin-1 spacecrafts today. Launch was performed at 04:50 UTC from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Satellites were developed in the Jilin province authorities for natural resources monitoring, general observation and natural disaster relief. Jilin constellation is also first commercial Chinese project covering launching number of remote sensing satellites operating globally and offering Continue Reading The post Jilin-1 spacecrafts lofted by Long March 6 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Electron delivered to the launch site

Second Electron rocket was delivered from Rocket Lab’s factory in Auckland to  Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula placed 200 km to south east. After failed first launch attempt on May 25, 2017, Rocket Lab announced that second test flight is planned before end of 2017. For all spaceflights fans in New Zealand we have good news: second Electron rocket Continue Reading The post Electron delivered to the launch site appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

JPSS-1 delivered to orbit during second Delta II mission in 2017.

United Launch Alliance managed to launch Delta II with JPSS-1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base during third trial. First NOAA next generation weather satellite should be launched earlier this week but ULA twice was forced to postpone this mission. First time due the boats in the safety zone around Vandenberg and second time due the strong winds at Vandenberg. Launch was Continue Reading The post JPSS-1 delivered to orbit during second Delta II mission in 2017. appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]