May 2020

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

EMM Hope launch date announced – Satellite News Digest

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced the launch schedule of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 42 (H-IIA F42) which carries aboard the Emirates Mars Mission’s (EMM) Hope spacecraft developed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the United Arab Emirates.

Soyuz launches pushed back – Satellite News Digest

One of the three launches of Russia’s Soyuz-ST rocket from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana, slated for 2020, has been postponed for 2021, while two other launches have been delayed for one month, a source in the rocket and space industry said.

ESA goes KSP – Satellite News Digest

Kerbal Space Program enthusiasts will receive a free update to their space simulator to build an Ariane 5 rocket and tackle real ESA missions in ‘Shared Horizons’ from 1 July.

X-37B spaceplane in orbit again – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Atlas V 501; Payload: USSF-7 (X-37B, FalconSat 8, various others); Date: 17 May 2020, 1314 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The X-37B space plane was successfully deployed into the targeted orbit.