Date
July 16, 2017

Chinasat-9A communications satellite reaches correct orbit

Chinese communications satellite reached finally its designated orbit after its rocket, Long March 3B failed to deploy it on the correct altitude on June, 18, 2017. Chinasat-9A was launched on the top of the Long March 3B from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on June 18, 2017. Rocket due the not specified problems, probably with cryogenic second stage, deployed satellite below Continue Reading The post Chinasat-9A communications satellite reaches correct orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Soyuz 2-1A delivers 73 satellites during single flight on 14 July 2017!

Roscosmos launched on Friday Soyuz-2.1A rocket from launch site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. In spite of Kanopus V-IK remote sensing satellite, rocket delivered also 72 various cubesat satellites weighing around 17 kg 1U sized up to 120 kg 6U sized. Rocket was launched punctually at 06:36 UTC. Rocket delivered payload inside cargo compartment of Fregat upper stage. Engines started at Continue Reading The post Soyuz 2-1A delivers 73 satellites during single flight on 14 July 2017! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]