Arianespace has announced that they have received a contract for the launch of the Theos 2 satellite, a high resolution Earth observation satellite being built for the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) by Airbus Defence and Space using its Astrobus-S platform. The 450kg spacecraft, which has a 10-year minimum design life, will be launched into a 620km Sun-synchronous orbit from Kourou, French Guiana in 2021 by a Vega or Vega-C rocket.
Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).
For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak
On 28 June 2022 ESA selected Airbus UK, Stevenage, to lead the FORUM construction project. The Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding Read more
New-space satellite manufacturer NanoAvionics has sold off the D-2/Atlacom-1 satellite which is already in orbit - a rarity since satellites Read more
Rocket Lab successfully launched an Electron rocket from Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand, at 0955 GMT on 28 June 2022 to Read more
NASA's plans for unmanned and later human launches to the Moon have been given the green light to proceed after Read more
Three Yaogan-35 Group 02 satellites were launched from the launch site of Xichang, China by a Long March 2D (CZ-2D) Read more
At 2150 GMT on 22 June 2022, two communications satellites MEASAT 3D and GSAT-24 were successfully launched on the first Read more
The Italian firm D-Orbit's ION Satellite Carrier orbital transfer and delivery vehicle has had a ride booked for it on Read more
A Kuaizhou-1A small solid rocket launch vehicle was launched from the Jiuquan launch site in the Gobi Desert, Northern China, Read more
- Airbus UK receives order for the ninth ESA Earth Explorer mission
- D-2/Atlacom-1 satellite changes hands mid-orbit
- Long March 4C launches Gaofen 12-03 radar sat
- Electron launches NASA funded CAPSTONE mission to test Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit planned for Lunar Gateway
- NASA’s SLS heavy lift rocket is passed for lunar duty after completing curtailed fuelling and countdown test