Latest News: 20 Jan 2020

LAUNCHES

Chang Zheng-5B rocket ready
20 Jan 2020 - China's Chang Zheng-5B rocket has passed testing and examination before leaving the factory and is expected to make its maiden flight in the first half of 2020, according to the China Manned Space Agency. >>>

Rocket Lab to launch U.S. spy satellite
20 Jan 2020 - Rocket Lab has announced that it will launch a dedicated mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch window is scheduled to open on 31 January NZDT (UTC +9:30 hours) and the mission, called 'Birds of a Feather,' will lift off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1. >>>

SATELLITES

GSAT-30 arrives in final orbit
20 Jan 2020 - After the injection of GSAT-30 communication satellite into an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on 17 January 2020, all the three orbit raising manoeuvres have been completed successfully as planned using the satellite's propulsion system. >>>

BUSINESS

HawkEye 360 and Airbus form strategic partnership
20 Jan 2020 - HawkEye 360 Inc., the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Airbus. >>>