August 2019

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

Chinasat-18 in trouble after launch – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/E; Payload: Chinasat-18 ( Zhongxing-18); Date: 19 August 2019, 1203 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite appears to have been placed into geostationary transfer orbit as planned but has since suffered an anomaly.

Chandrayaan-2 enters lunar orbit – Satellite News Digest

Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfullyon 20 August 2019. The duration of manoeuvre was 1,738 seconds beginning from 0432 UTC. With this, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into a Lunar orbit. The orbit achieved is 114 km x 18,072 km.