ISRO To Develop Space Launch Vehicle

Space Launch Vehicle

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is in the process of developing a smaller space launch vehicle that can be assembled in three days when compared to a regular-size PSLV which takes about 30 to 40 days. The manufacturing cost of the smaller launch vehicle is said to be one-tenth the original manufacturing cost of a PSLV, which ranges between Rs…

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Morocco Successfully Launches The Mohammed VI-A

Mohammed-VI-A

Morocco has successfully launched an earth observation satellite. Vega lifts off for its 11th successful mission (VV11) from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with the MOHAMMED VI–A satellite. Dubbed “Mohammed VI-A”, the satellite was launched by Arianespace’s Vega rocket from French Guyana Space Centre on 7 November at 10.42 p.m. local time in Kourou, according to a statement by the…

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RSCC, Chronosat Join Hands For Express-AM7 Satellite

Express-AM7 Satellite

Russian state-owned satellite operator RSCC has signed a new cooperation agreement with the operator Chronosat GmbH. The contract stipulates increased use of RSCC’s Express-AM7 satellite capacity by the European company. RSCC and Chronosat started cooperating earlier this year, Chronosat began using the capacity of the Express-AM7 satellite to provide services in the countries of the Middle East. The new strategic…

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Koreasat-5A Launched Successfully

Koreasat-5A

California-based space company SpaceX, launched a commercial communications satellite for South Korea – the KoreaSat 5A – and then landed the rocket on a floating drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. A SpaceX two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite was flagged-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit about 36…

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Ukraine Will Launch First Satellite In 2018

Ukraine satellite

Ukraine plans to launch its first satellite “Lybid” into orbit next year, the State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) said. “We expect that we would be able to complete all the works necessary for Ukraine to finally get its own communication satellite in the orbit in the second half of 2018,” Pavlo Degtyarenko, head of the SSAU, was quoted by…

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ISRO to Launch 30 Satellites

isro satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it will launch 30 satellites in a single mission on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in December. The mission, whose main payload would be Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite, will be the first PSLV mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August. PSLV-C40 will be used for the…

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Cambodian Govt. Plans To Launch Its First Communications Satellite

Satellite

The Cambodian government plans to launch its first communications satellite by as early as 2021, and will conduct a feasibility study within a year. The satellite project is projected to cost around $150 million and the satellite will have a lifespan of seven years, the Bangkok Post reported, citing comments from an official at the Telecom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC).…

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