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Russia's First Launch From The Vostochny Cosmodrome Successfully Rises
The satellites aboard the rocket include Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218.
 
USAF 2nd GPS III Launch Services Contract Awarded To SpaceX
SpaceX will provide the government with a total launch solution for the GPS-III satellite, which includes launch vehicle production, mission integration, and launch operations and spaceflight certification. 
 
India's Seventh & Final IRNSS Satellite Is Launched
he satellite was launched via the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), which took off from the Sriharikota launch pad at 12.50 p.m.
 
Yahsat Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Of Y1A Launch
In 2011, the Ariane 5 rocket carrying the satellite launched from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana.
 
ESA Says "Fly Your Satellite!" And So They Did... Including A First For Amateur Radio
Signals from all three have been received on Earth.
 
Arianespace Launches Sentinel-1B... On Its Way To Meet Its Twin ...Copernicus Now Compete
Working together, the Sentinel-1 satellites will image the entire planet every six days.

 
China Planning To Reach Mars By 2021
The spacecraft will be launched by the new-generation Long March-5 heavy lift rocket.
 
Arianespace Anounces Soyuz Flight VS14 Back On Again... 
The launch is back on again.
 
Liftoff at NASA's 16th Annual Student Launch Challenge
Nearly 50 middle and high school, college and university teams from 22 states competed in the challenge, demonstrating advanced aerospace and engineering skills related to real-world activities and programs on NASA's Journey to Mars.
 
Thirty Years Of Success In Japan Celebrated By Arianespace
The first Japanese commercial telecommunications satellite, JCSAT-1, was orbited by Arianespace on March 6, 1989, for the operator Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation.
 
The 500th Large-Scale Rocket Structure Milestone Attained By Orbital ATK
The 500th structure is a boat tail manufactured with zero defects for a ULA Atlas V launch vehicle.
 
Soyuz Stands Set—Sentinel-1B
To be lofted on the April 22 mission is Sentinel-1B, which will provide all-weather, day/night images as part of Europe's Copernicus Earth observation program.
 
Arianespace Multi-Mission Payload Aboard Soyuz Ready For Launch Date
The launch vehicle will deploy the passengers into LEO during a mission lasting 4 hours and 52 seconds.
 
Sentinel-1A's Twin Receives A Major Comms Assist From RUAG Space
The Sentinel satellite family will deliver data for a variety of environmental and safety-related applications, including detecting oil spills, mapping sea ice, monitoring the movement of land masses and mapping trends in land use.
 
Sentinel-1B To Work Its Wonders After April 22nd Launch
Once in orbit it will join its twin, Sentinel-1A (launched in April of 2014) to complete the Sentinel-1 polar orbiting constellation.
 
Slovakian Smallsat To Gain Orbit Mid-Year
The pocket-sized one-unit CubeSat, named skCUBE, is currently slated for liftoff this June atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
 
45th Space Wing Assists The Dragon
This was the seventh major launch operation for the Eastern Range this year and was also the eighth contracted mission by SpaceX under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract
 
ULA's Update Regarding Atlas V's Latest Delay
It's better to err on the side of caution, ensuring a safe and successful launch.
 
A Fantastically Free CubeSat Movement For US Colleges And Universities
CubeSat competition applications must be returned by June 1, 2016.
 
Deep Interest In CubeSats Draws Rear Admiral Brown To Cal Poly
During his visit, Brown spoke with members of Cal Poly's CubeSat program on various topics such as Cal Poly's activities with CubeSats.