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Summary: 05 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018


 LAUNCHES Up 

New Electron launches 7 smallsats after delay of several months
11 Nov 2018 - Rocket: Electron/Curie; Payload seven small satellites; Date: 11 November 2018, 0350 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. The mission, named 'It's Business Time,' marks Rocket Lab's second successful orbital launch and deployment of customer satellites. >>>

New Falcon 9 certified by NASA LSP as Category 3 launch vehicle
11 Nov 2018 - NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) has certified Falcon 9 as a Category 3 launch vehicle. >>>

Spaceflight arranges launch of 12 satellites aboard India's PSLV C43
08 Nov 2018 - Spaceflight announced it will launch 12 spacecraft in November from India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Payloads aboard the mission include Fleet Space Technologies' Centauri I, Harris Corporation's HSAT, Spire's LEMUR satellites, and BlackSky's Global-1 microsatellite. >>>

First launch of S7 Space's rocket may take place in three years
08 Nov 2018 - The first rocket Russian company S7 Space is working on at the moment may take place in three years from now, according to the company's chief, Sergey Sopov. >>>

Russian-built rocket launches European weather satellite
07 Nov 2018 - Rocket: Soyuz ST-B/Fregat; Payload: MetOp C; Date: 7 November 2018, 0047 UTC; Launch site: Sinnamary, French Guiana. The Russian-built medium-lift vehicle deployed its payload into a Sun-synchronous "mid-morning" polar orbit during a one-hour flight sequence. Total payload lift performance was estimated at 4,212 kg. >>>

Soyuz cleared to launch MetOp-C meteorological satellite
05 Nov 2018 - The Arianespace Soyuz mission that will orbit the third and final spacecraft in EUMETSAT's current generation polar-orbiting weather satellite programme has been authorised for launch on 7 November (UTC) from the Spaceport in French Guiana. >>>


 SATELLITES Up 

New JAXA retrieves return capsule jettisoned from Kounotori7
11 Nov 2018 - The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on 10 November (UTC) successfully retrieved a capsule that was jettisoned from a Japanese unmanned cargo spacecraft and landed in the Pacific Ocean. >>>

Kounotori7 departs from ISS
08 Nov 2018 - The Kounotori7 unmanned Japanese cargo transporter has departed the International Space Station to return to Earth with experiment samples, a first for Japan's space agency. >>>

Parker Solar Probe reports good status after close solar approach
08 Nov 2018 - Parker Solar Probe is in good condition after skimming by the Sun at just 24 million km from the solar surface. >>>

CGWIC introduces small, all-electric DFH 4 platform
06 Nov 2018 - China Great Wall Industry Corporation and APT Satellite have signed a letter of intent regarding the creation of the Apstar SMALL GEO Communication Satellites System based on the Dong Fang Hong-4 all-electric small GEO platform designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) >>>

European-built Service Module arrives in U.S. for 1st Orion mission
06 Nov 2018 - The European-built Service Module (ESM) that will propel, power and cool during NASA's Orion spacecraft on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) has arrived from Germany at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday to begin final outfitting, integration and testing with the crew module and other Orion elements. >>>


 BUSINESS Up 

Inmarsat plc results Q3 2018
08 Nov 2018 - Inmarsat plc published unaudited information for the third quarter ending 30 September 2018. Shares in the satellite operator fell as much as 10% after it reported declining maritime revenue in a set of third-quarter numbers that otherwise met expectations. >>>

EchoStar Corporation results Q3 2018
08 Nov 2018 - EchoStar Corporation announced its financial results for the three months ending 30 September 2018. >>>


 FEEDS & LINKS Up 

JSAT awards Gilat multi-million U.S. dollar project
08 Nov 2018 - Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced that Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT) awarded Gilat a multi-million U.S. dollar project for its new mobility and fixed broadband service in Japan. >>>

 

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