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MicroDragon satellite set for 2019 lift-off

03 December 2018

MicroDragon, a made-in-Việt Nam earth observation satellite, will be launched into space early next year.

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GEDI Scientists Share Space Laser Excitement

30 November 2018

A new NASA laser instrument set to launch to the International Space Station in December will help scientists create the first three-dimensional map of the world's temperate and tropical forests. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, or GEDI, is scheduled to launch on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. From the station, GEDI's advanced laser technology will reveal the three-dimensional structure of forest ecosystems around the globe.

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Indian rocket launches 31 satellites

29 November 2018

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off Thursday and deployed in orbit a hyperspectral Earth-imaging satellite designed to assess vegetation, soil conditions and pollution in rich detail, then maneuvered to a lower altitude to release 30 more smallsats, including reinforcements for Planet and Spire's commercial Earth-observing constellations.

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‘Pint sized’ Scottish satellites launched into orbit

29 November 2018

The Glasgow built satellites, funded by the UK Space Agency will monitor weather and help combat global climate change.

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ISRO successfully launches HysIS and 30 customer satellites

29 November 2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) on Thursday successfully launched 31 satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.

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ISRO to launch hyperspectral imaging satellite with 30 foreign satellites on 29 November

26 November 2018

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up to launch hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), an earth observation satellite, from the Sriharikota launch centre on Thursday morning. Over 30 foreign commercial satellites will be launched along with primary payload HySIS by the PSLV C43 rocket.

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SSTL releases first images from S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, NovaSAR-1

23 November 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has today released the first Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images taken from orbit by NovaSAR-1, a technology demonstration mission launched into a 580km sun-synchronous orbit on 16 September 2018.

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Arianespace Vega launches second Moroccan Earth-observation satellite

20 November 2018

An Arianespace Vega rocket launched the Mohammed 6-B satellite for Morocco the evening of 20 Nov., placing the satellite in the same orbit as its twin satellite Mohammed 6-A that launched a year ago, also on a Vega rocket.

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NOAA GOES-17 Shares First Images of Alaska, Hawaii and the Pacific

15 November 2018

The GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has sent its first images from the satellite's new vantage point over the Pacific Ocean.

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KazSTSat and VESTA due to lift-off on Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express Mission

15 November 2018

KazSTSat and VESTA, two small satellites designed and manufactured at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), are due to launch on Spaceflight's SSO-A SmallSat Express Mission on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base later this month.

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Handing over MetOp-C

12 November 2018

Mission teams at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Germany handed control of the recently launched MetOp-C satellite to Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, on Saturday morning, just three days after launch.

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Distant NASA Camera Yields New Earth Views

08 November 2018

A NASA camera observing the sunlit side of Earth from a million miles away is providing new data on daily changes to our planet.

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ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice

07 November 2018

It was five years ago this month that ESA's GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure – giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarctica.

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MetOp-C ready for big day

05 November 2018

With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest MetOp weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket for its ride into space from French Guiana.

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GRACE-FO Resumes Data Collection

01 November 2018

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission has resumed collecting science-quality data and planned in-orbit checks after successfully completing a switchover to a backup system in the microwave instrument (MWI) on one of the mission's twin spacecraft. 

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JAXA receives telemetry data from Ibuki-2 satellite in orbit

31 October 2018

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has received telemetry data from the second Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite-2 (GOSAT-2), Ibuki-2.

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MHI Successfully Launches UAE's KhalifaSat Satellite

29 October 2018

Tanegashima Space center, October 29, 2018 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) successfully delivered UAE Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre's (MBRSC) KhalifaSat satellite into orbit today via the H-IIA launch vehicle F40.

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GOSAT-2 satellite launched

29 October 2018

A rocket carrying Japanese and United Arab Emirates earth observation satellites blasted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Monday.

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China launches ocean-observing satellite under closer Sino-European cooperation

29 October 2018

China successfully sent an ocean-observing satellite into space on Monday, a joint mission pursued under close Sino-French space cooperation that will enable scientists to simultaneously study, for the first time, ocean surface winds and waves.

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Chinese oceanography satellite launches successfully

25 October 2018

China's Haiyang 2B oceanography satellite, the follow-on to a space mission launched seven years ago, lifted off Wednesday from the country's Taiyuan launch base aboard a Long March 4B booster.

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