Summary: 26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021

LAUNCHES

New First Ariane 5 launch of 2021 successful
30 Jul 2021 - Rocket: Ariane 5 ESC-D; Payload: Eutelsat QUANTUM, Star One D2; Date: 29 July 2021, 2100 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The satellites were deployed into geostationary transfer orbit. >>>

#Airbus #Ariane 5 #ArianeGroup #Arianespace #Embratel #Eutelsat #Maxar Technologies #QUANTUM #SSTL #Star One


China launches final Tianhui I satellite
29 Jul 2021 - Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Tianhui I-04 (Tianhui 1D); Date: 29 July 2021, 0401 UTC; Launch site; Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite successfully entered the planned orbit. >>>

#CASC #Chang Zheng 2D #Earth observation #Tianhui


Rocket Lab successfully launches U.S. Space Force mission
29 Jul 2021 - Rocket: Electron; Payload: Monolith; Date: 29 July 2021, 0600 UTC; Launch site: Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand. The successful mission was Rocket Lab's fourth launch for the year and its 21st Electron mission overall. >>>

#Electron #Rocket Lab


Rocket Lab schedules next launch for 29 July
28 Jul 2021 - Rocket Lab announced it will launch a research and development satellite to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand for the United States Space Force (USSF). The dedicated mission is scheduled for lift-off on 29 July (UTC). >>>

#Electron #Rocket Lab #USSF


Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 set for 30 July
27 Jul 2021 - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on the second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) to the International Space Station (ISS). >>>

#Aerojet Rocketdyne #Atlas V #Boeing #CST-100 #Centaur #Energomash #ISS #RD-180 #Starliner #ULA


SATELLITES

Nauka docks with ISS, causes attitude problem
29 Jul 2021 - Russia's Nauka ("Science") multi-purpose laboratory module docked to the nadir port of the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station (ISS). Just hours later, Nauka's thrusters began firing unexpectedly, causing the outpost to lose attitude control. The situation has meanwhile been brought under control. >>>

#CST-100 #ISS #Nauka #Starliner #Zvezda


Airbus completes integration of third Copernicus Sentinel-2
29 Jul 2021 - Airbus has finished the integration of the Copernicus Sentinel-2C satellite. It is the third of its kind and will now be shipped to Munich to undergo extensive environmental tests to prove its readiness for space. The test campaign will last until March 2022. >>>

#Airbus #Copernicus #EDRS #Sentinel #SpaceDataHighway


Ball Aerospace completes PDR of NOAA's Space Weather satellite
29 Jul 2021 - Ball Aerospace successfully completed the preliminary design review (PDR) for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) spacecraft. With PDR complete, the spacecraft now moves into the critical design phase. >>>

#Ball Aerospace #NOAA


Star One D2/Eutelsat QUANTUM pre-launch details
28 Jul 2021 - Arianespace's sixth launch of 2021 with the first Ariane 5 of the year will place two satellite passengers into geostationary transfer orbit. The launcher will be carrying a total payload of approximately 10,515 kg. Lift-off is scheduled for 30 July between 2100 and 2230 UTC. >>>

#Airbus #Ariane 5 #Arianespace #Embratel #Eutelsat #Maxar #QUANTUM #SSTL #Star One


Anuvu announces high performance MicroGEO satellite constellation
28 Jul 2021 - Anuvu, a provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for mobility markets, said it will launch the first Anuvu Constellation in partnership with next-generation satellite manufacturer Astranis. >>>

#Anuvu #Astranis #MicroGEO


No problems expected for Nauka docking
27 Jul 2021 - Russia's Mission Control has found no mechanical faults for the docking of the latest Nauka (Science) multi-purpose laboratory module with the International Space Station (ISS) and this effort requires no unscheduled extra-vehicular activity, the State Space Corporation Roskosmos announced. >>>

#ISS #Nauka #Pirs #Zvezda


D-Orbit completes deployment phase of WILD RIDE space mission
27 Jul 2021 - D-Orbit announced that it has successfully completed the deployment phase of its WILD RIDE mission. As part of this phase, D-Orbit's ION Satellite Carrier (ION), the company's proprietary space transportation vehicle, successfully deployed all six satellites hosted onboard and will now proceed with the in-orbit demonstration of 12 hosted payloads. >>>

#D-Orbit #Elecnor Deimos #EnduroSat #Falcon 9 #ION #ISILAUNCH #ISISPACE #Marshall Intech Technology #Orbital Space #Reaktor Space Lab #SpaceX #Stellar Project


Pirs, Progress MS-16 de-orbited
26 Jul 2021 - The Progress MS-16 resupply ship with the Pirs module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) today undocked from the orbital outpost's Zvezda service module. >>>

#ISS #MLM #Nauka #Pirs #Progress #Soyuz U #Zvezda


BUSINESS

Porsche SE invests in rocket technology start-up Isar Aerospace
29 Jul 2021 - Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, acquires a low single-digit percentage stake in Isar Aerospace Technologies GmbH, Ottobrunn. The company develops and manufactures launch vehicles for the transport of satellites. The investment was part of a new financing round of Isar Aerospace. >>>

#Isar Aerospace


FEEDS & LINKS

Inmarsat unveils GEO/LEO communications network 'ORCHESTRA'
29 Jul 2021 - Inmarsat has unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, a communications network that is to bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low Earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution. >>>

#5G #GX #Inmarsat #ORCHESTRA