July 2020

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

China embarks on ambitious Mars mission – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Chang Zheng 5; Payload: Tianwen-1; Date: 23 July 2020, 0441 UTC; Launch site: Wenchang Space Launch Center, China. About 36 minutes later, the spacecraft, comprising an orbiter and a rover, was sent into the Earth-Mars transfer orbit, embarking on an almost seven-month journey to the red planet, according to the China National Space Administration…

New Progress vessel arrives at ISS – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Soyuz 2.1-a; Payload: Progress MS-15; Date: 23 July 2020, 1426 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. In about nine minutes after the lift-off, the space freighter was delivered into orbit. Approx. three hours later, the spacecraft docked to the ISS automatically. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072301

Orange partners with Eutelsat to provide broadband via satellite – Satellite News Digest

Orange has purchased from Eutelsat Communications all available capacity on the Eutelsat KONNECT satellite, launched earlier this year, to cover the entire French territory. It will enable Orange’s consumer customer base, even those living in the most isolated areas, to benefit from very high-speed fixed broadband via satellite from January 2021. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072202

South Korean military comsat launched – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: ANASIS-II (Army/Navy/Air Force Satellite Information System 2, originally known as KMilSatCom 1); Date: 20 July 2020, 2100 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The ANASIS-II spacecraft deployed about 32 minutes after lift-off. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072100