Summary: 11 Sep 2021 - 16 Sep 2021

LAUNCHES

NewSpaceX helps billionaire spend three days in orbit
16 Sep 2021 - Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Crew Dragon ("Inspiration4"); Date: 16 September 2021, 0002 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. The crewed capsule was deployed into a 569 km x 580 km x 51.64 degrees orbit. >>>

#Crew Dragon #Falcon 9 #SpaceX


NewDelay of the day: Atlas V/Landsat 9
16 Sep 2021 - NASA and United Launch Alliance currently are reviewing the launch date for the Landsat 9 spacecraft scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA. >>>

#Atlas V #Landsat #ULA #USGS


NewExolaunch to launch Strix-1 for Synspective in 2022
16 Sep 2021 - Synspective Inc., a SAR satellite data and analytic solution provider, announced an agreement with Exolaunch to launch Synspective's third demonstration SAR satellite StriX-1 on a Soyuz-2 launch vehicle in mid-2022. >>>

#Exolaunch #SAR #Synspective


NewABL Space selected for NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission
16 Sep 2021 - ABL Space Systems announced that is has been selected as the launch provider for the NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission. Developed under a NASA Tipping Point contract awarded in 2020, the Cryogenic Demonstration Mission will launch in 2023 and demonstrate in-space transfer of cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2). >>>

#ABL Space Systems #GS0 #Lockheed Martin #RS1


Soyuz lifts off with more OneWeb satellites (part II)
15 Sep 2021 - OneWeb confirmed its successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This latest successful launch brings OneWeb's total in-orbit constellation to 322 satellites, nearly half of OneWeb's entire 648 LEO satellite fleet. >>>

#Airbus #Arianespace #Glavkosmos #OneWeb #RUAG #Soyuz #Starsem


Soyuz lifts off with more OneWeb satellites (part I)
14 Sep 2021 - Rocket: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat; Payload: 34 OneWeb satellites; Date: 14 September 2021, 1807 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket lifted off as planned, and the satellites were to be deployed into a near-polar orbit at an altitude of 450 kilometers. >>>

#Arianespace #Fregat #OneWeb #Soyuz 2.1b #Starsem


SpaceX launches first batch of Starlink satellites
14 Sep 2021 - Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 51 Starlink satellites (Group 2-1); Date: 14 September 2021, 0355 UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. SpaceX confirmed the successful satellite separation into a transfer orbit about 26 minutes after lift-off. >>>

#Falcon 9 #ISL #SpaceX #Starlink


Atlas V sold out
13 Sep 2021 - As reported, NASA selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U (GOES-U) mission. The award came after United Launch Alliance dropped out of the competition. >>>

#Atlas V #Falcon Heavy #GOES #Lockheed Martin #NOAA #SpaceX #ULA


Soyuz-2.1v lofts new Russian reconnaissance satellite
11 Sep 2021 - Rocket: Soyuz-2.1v; Payload: Razbeg No. 1 (Kosmos 2551); Date: 9 September 2021, 1959 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The satellite was placed into a 294 km x 307 km x 96.35 degrees Sun-synchronous orbit. >>>

#Kosmos #Razbeg


China launches Zhongxing-9B satellite
11 Sep 2021 - Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B; Payload: Zhongxing-9B (Chinasat 9B); Date: 9 September 2021, 1150 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite was deployed into a 206 km x 35,792 km x 24.56 degrees geostationary transfer orbit. >>>

#CASC #Chang Zheng 3B #Chinasat #DBS #Zhongxing


Flight ST35 will mark 1,000 satellites launched by Arianespace
11 Sep 2021 - The next Arianespace mission is planned from Baikonur Cosmodrome with Soyuz on 14 September at 1807 UTC to deliver 34 satellites into orbit, bringing the total OneWeb's fleet to 322 satellites in Low Earth Orbit. >>>

#Arianespace #OneWeb #Starsem


NASA awards launch services contract for GOES-U mission
11 Sep 2021 - NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U (GOES-U) mission. GOES-U will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth's weather, oceans, and environment, as well as real-time mapping of total lightning activity and improved monitoring of solar activity and space weather. >>>

#Falcon Heavy #GOES #NOAA #SpaceX


SATELLITES

NewSSTL signs up ESA as anchor customer for Lunar Pathfinder
16 Sep 2021 - The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) for communications services from Lunar Pathfinder, due to launch in 2024. >>>

#Lunar Pathfinder #SSTL #UHF


NewNorthrop Grumman to develop LEO satellite payload for DARPA
16 Sep 2021 - The U.S Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Blackjack programme has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) payload, with options to build units destined for space flight. >>>

#Blackjack #DARPA #GNSS #Northrop Grumman #PNT


Spaceflight Inc. announces first lunar and GEO rideshare mission
15 Sep 2021 - Spaceflight Inc. announced a cislunar rideshare mission: "GEO Pathfinder." As a secondary payload on board Intuitive Machines' IM-2 South Pole Mission, Spaceflight will execute rideshare deployments in trans-lunar orbit, low-lunar orbit and beyond to geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO). >>>

#Falcon 9 #Intuitive Machines #Orbit Fab #Sherpa #SpaceX #Spaceflight #cislunar


MDA awarded contract forJAXA's Martian Moons Exploration mission
14 Sep 2021 - MDA Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the full contract from MELCO (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) in Japan to provide a Laser Rangefinder (LRF) altimeter for the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) MMX (Martian Moons eXploration) mission. >>>

#Deimos #MDA #MELCO #MMX #Mars #Phobos


BUSINESS

Spire Global to acquire exactEarth
14 Sep 2021 - Spire Global, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement under which Spire will acquire exactEarth for approximately US$161.2 million (C$204.2 million) in cash and stock, which is approx. 9.1 times the company's revenue over the last 12 months. >>>

#AIS #Spire Global #exactEarth


DoS India, Skyroot sign Memorandum of Understanding
13 Sep 2021 - India's Department of Space has entered into a Framework MoU with M/s Skyroot Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad for access to ISRO facilities and expertise towards the development and testing of subsystems/systems of Space Launch Vehicles. >>>

#Agnikul #Skyroot Aerospace