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A review of spaceflight in 2018.

Rocket Rundown: A Review of Spaceflight in 2018

A total of 114 orbital missions were launched during the 12 months of 2018. In addition to being a significant increase on the 90...
A flock of 28 satellites successfully launched aboard a GK Launch Services-operated Soyuz-2.1a early this morning.

28 Satellites Launch Aboard a GK Launch Services-Operated Soyuz-2.1a

Early this morning, a GK Launch Services-operated Soyuz-2.1a launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome carrying 28 individual payloads. In addition to a pair of Russian...
The first Hongyun-1 communications satellite launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center aboard a Long March 11.

China Launch Hongyun-1 Communications Satellite Aboard Long March 11

China has launched the Hongyun-1 communications satellite into low Earth orbit. The satellite is the first of a planned 156-satellite constellation. The launch was...
The first next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, GPS III has been launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

SpaceX Launch Next-Generation GPS Satellite

SpaceX has successfully launched the first GPS III satellite for the United States Air Force. The next-generation GPS satellite will improve position, navigation and...
Russia has launched a Blagovest-13L communications satellite for Russia’s Defense Ministry aboard a Proton-M rocket.

Russia Launch Military Communications Satellite Aboard Proton-M

Early this morning, Russia launched the Blagovest-13L communications satellite for the Ministry of Defense aboard a Proton-M rocket. The launch was the second Proton-M...
The French CSO-1 spy satellite has been successfully launched aboard a Russian Soyuz-ST rocket by launch provider, Arianespace

France Launch Spy Satellite Aboard Russian Soyuz-ST Rocket

Arianespace has successfully launched the French CSO-1 spy satellite aboard a Russian Soyuz-ST rocket. The launch was Arianespace’s 11th and last orbital mission for...
India has successfully launched their GSAT-7A communications satellite aboard a GSLV MkII.

India Launch GSAT-7A Air Force Communications Satellite

India has successfully launched the GSAT-7A communications satellite aboard a GSLV MkII. The launch was the third successful orbital mission the country has launched...
Rocket Lab launches NASA's ELaNa-19 mission successfully deploying 10 CubeSats.

Rocket Lab Launches Flock of NASA CubeSats

Just over a month after their last launch, small launch vehicle provider Rocket Lab has successfully deployed a flock of NASA CubeSats. The mission...
China has successfully launched their historic Chang’e-4 lunar mission to the far side of the moon.

China Launch Mission to Far Side of the Moon

China successfully launched a landmark lunar mission over the weekend. The Chang’e-4 lander will attempt the world’s first soft landing on the far side...
China launch their 35th orbital mission of 2018 deploying the SaudiSat-5A and 5B satellites and several microsatellites.

China Launch Saudi Earth Observation Satellites

China has launched two Earth observation satellites for Saudi Arabia. The launch was China’s 35th of 2018 with the 36th currently scheduled to liftoff...

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Iran has failed to reach orbit loosing the Payam Earth observation satellite.

Iranian Satellite Launch Fails to Reach Orbit

Iran has recorded the first orbital rocket launch failure of 2019. Early reports from the country have confirmed that the Payam Earth observation microsatellite...
SpaceX has announced that it plans to lay off around 10% of the company's workforce.

SpaceX to Lay Off 10% of Workforce

Late Friday, it was revealed that SpaceX is planning to lay off around 10% of its workforce. In a statement, the company attributed a...
SpaceX launch Iridium-8 mission.

SpaceX Launch Final 10 Iridium NEXT Satellites

The final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites have been launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch concludes an 8-launch deal that was signed...
SpaceX launch Iridium-8 mission.

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China prepare to launch the first orbital mission of 2019 aboard a Long March 3B rocket.

China Set to Launch First Orbital Mission of 2019

The first orbital mission of 2019 is set to be launched from Chinese shores later today. The launch is expected to deploy the Zhongxing-2D...