On November 14, 2017 CNSA launched Long March 4C rocket with Fengyun-3D meteorological satellite under the payload fairing. Launch was performed yesterday at 18:35 UTC from the LC9 Launch Complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province. Satellite is representing second generation of Chinese polar orbit weather satellites. It is fourth from FY-3 series which will…Read More
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Yesterday, on 26 January 2016 Airbus Defence and Space signed contract with European Space Agency for designing and manufacturing two additional satellites under Copernicus program. Copernicus is European Earth observation program which is under constant development since 1998. At the beginning known as Global Monitoring for Environmental Security (GMES) became Copernicus in 2012. Program is ESA response for similar various programs Continue Reading...more
Today, on 7th February 2016, at 00:30 GMT from launch site placed in Sohae rocket Unha-3 lifted object into the space. North Korea authorities confirmed officially launching rocket from Sohae space launch center today. It means that Unha-3 with Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 satellite on atop, became next step on North Korea way into Space, or into possessing ICBM missile. Reaction of neighboring countries: Continue Reading...more
According to Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, Aerojet Rocketdyne with their AR1 engine still has a chance to win battle for contract with its main competitor - Blue origin offering their BE-4 engine. It is truth that more often we can hear voices, that BE-4 is rather potential winner, as process of the development of this engine is more advanced Continue Reading...more