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Every action causes reaction – new agreement between China and Saudi Arabia

Russian space industry is seeking new markets. Just like Chinese-the question is which will win in Saudi Arabia. On 22 January 2016, during The International Conference on Remote Sensing in Riyadh, King Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping sign agreement for launching new Saudi Arabian satellite, Saudisat-5B. Under this agreement, Saudisat-5B remote sensing satellite will be launched on…
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New Orbital ATK rocket announced !

It is possible that in following years Orbital ATK will present new medium rocket as a competition for SpaceX and ULA. Orbital ATK is targeting to take some part from NROL missions market. On 14 January 2016 Orbital ATK announced about their plans for new EELV rocket; it should not be surprising after US Air Force…
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Diwata-1 satellite will be deployed from ISS on April 2016

Third Philippine satellite will be deployed from International Space Station Kibo module on April 2016 according to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Diwata-1 is result of the cooperation between DOST, University of the Philippines, Hokkaido University and Tohoku University. Satellite was designed under program by Hokkaido University and Tohoku University which assumes launching fifty remote sensing nanosatellites until 2050. Main objective of program is using…
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Next Success of New Shepard !

As it was mentioned couple hours ago, Blue Origin performed next attempt of launching and landing of New Shepard.  Blue Origin was focused on simple, relatively affordable and reusable launch vehicle for space touristic. Its variant of reusable technology was as simple as possible-its success was not so spectacular like first landing of SpaceX Falcon-9…
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Blue Origin next test mission on January 2016 ?

It is possible that Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft will start again before end of January 2016. Information are not officially confirmed, but according to, Federal Aviation Administration announced restriction covering area of Blue Origin test facility near Van Horn, Texas. Restriction covers 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time on 22-23 January 2016 and according…
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Russian Fenix rocket project planned to start already in 2018

Recently we were informed about variety of proposed new rockets by Russian space industry. It seems that only one, Phoenix rocket project was lucky - it will be developed for sure (at least for the present moment) in following years. Yesterday, on 20 January 2016, TASS news agency announced that new Federal Space Program for…
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European nuclear response – asteroids stay back !

Sometimes methods of solving complex problems is quite simple - even in case of asteroids. Recently NASA announced recently about new initiative, in fact formalizing current efforts to prevent threat of asteroids. New organization called Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) met with quick and positive response from Russian Academy of Science. Russians would like to…
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Long March 5 and Long March 7 on 2016 !

Chinese space industry will give us opportunity to look at their new products in 2016. Two new models from Long March are going to meet changing demands of customers around the globe. Russia is building Vostochny space center - China has already new one. Wenchang Satellite Launch Center was finished in October 2014 around two…
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Jason-3 success, Falcon-9 failure

End of 2015 and beginning of 2016 were full of successes of SpaceX. Now it is time to face with reality - is reusable technology this for Elon Musk, what "Spruce Goose" was for Howard Hughes? At Vandenberg AFS Falcon-9 was covered with thick fog but in spite of that, all other weather conditions were…
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Belintersat-1 on orbit !

On 15 January 2016 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center first Byelorussian satellite was launched on atop of Long March 3B rocket. CNSA started 2016 with success! In Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 16:57:04.080. GMT earsplitting sound of four YF-25 and four YF-21C was breaking silence of night. Long March 3B started to lift slowly from launch tower on LC3 launch site…
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