Latest News: 20 Sep 2018


HTV7 launch again delayed by bad weather
20 Sep 2018 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have postponed the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7 (H-IIB F7) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7). >>>

Arianespace to launch KOMPSAT-7
20 Sep 2018 - Arianespace has been selected by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to launch KOMPSAT-7. Using a Vega C launcher, the mission will be conducted from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, from December 2021. >>>

Rocket Lab signs launch contract for Kleos Space constellation
20 Sep 2018 - US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has signed a contract with Luxembourg-based satellite technology company Kleos Space to launch the scouting mission satellites that will geolocate maritime radio to guard borders, protect assets and save lives. >>>


Airbus wins ESA studies for future human base in lunar orbit
20 Sep 2018 - The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned Airbus for two studies for possible European involvement in the future human base in lunar orbit. The Gateway, previously known as the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) or Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G), is a project involving the US, Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies (NASA, Roskosmos, CSA, JAXA and ESA). >>>

GLONASS constellation now has 23 operational satellites
20 Sep 2018 - Russia's navigation satellite GLONASS-M number 754 has been withdrawn from the orbital group, which now consists of 23 operational satellites. >>>