Month
September 2017

Classified launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

CNSA performed on September 29, 2017, classified launch of Long March 2C rocket with mysterious payload – probably another Yaogan reconnaissance satellites. CNSA decided to launch another three reconnaissance satellites from Yaogan-30 series. Spacecrafts were delivered successfully to orbit on the top of the Long March 2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center launch site LC-03 at 04:21 UTC. This mission Continue Reading The post Classified launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a delivered to orbit during fifth flight of Ariane 5 in 2017

On 29 September Ariane 5 delivered to orbit double payload – two communications satellites: Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a. Launch was performed yesterday from Guiana Space Center, from launch site ELA-3. September 29 was not original planned launch date – Ariane 5 mission was scrubbed on September 5, 2017 in last seconds before lift off. Problem which appeared during first launch attempt was Continue Reading The post Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a delivered to orbit during fifth flight of Ariane 5 in 2017 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Proton-M with Asiasat-9 communications satellite still on orbit

International Launch Services Proton-M rocket begun its mission to deliver to orbit communications satellite for Asia based operator. Proton-M almost performed perfect delivery of weighing 6141 kg communications satellite belonging to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company. Manufactured by  Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) spacecraft bases on SSL-1300 satellite bus will cover with range of its 28 C band transponders, 32 Ku band transponders and additional Continue Reading The post Proton-M with Asiasat-9 communications satellite still on orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Minotaur-C • SkySat Earth

An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket will be launched from  SLC-576E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California and will deliver to orbit six SkySat Earth observation satellites. Additional payload covers few CubeSat satellites for different commercial operators along with research satellites provided by various Universities. The post Minotaur-C • SkySat Earth appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Minotaur-C • SkySat Earth

An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket will be launched from  SLC-576E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California and will deliver to orbit six SkySat Earth observation satellites. Additional payload covers few CubeSat satellites for different commercial operators along with research satellites provided by various Universities. The post Minotaur-C • SkySat Earth appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]