July 2020

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

Japanese rocket launches UAE Mars orbiter – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: H-IIA; Payload: EMM [Emirates Mars Mission] ‘Al Amal’ [Hope]; Date: 19 July 2020,2158 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The launch vehicle trajectory was executed as planned, and at about 57 minutes after lift-off, separation of the Hope spacecraft was confirmed. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072000

Launch date set for NASA’s 2020 Mars mission – Satellite News Digest

NASA is targeting 30 July, 115o UTC for the launch of its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window is approximately two hours, with a launch opportunity every five minutes. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072001

BSAT-4b begins its pre-flight checkout – Satellite News Digest

The BSAT-4b broadcasting satellite, which will be orbited by Arianespace as part of a turnkey contract between the Japanese operator B-SAT and the satellite manufacturer, Maxar, is being readied for a 28 July lift-off from the Spaceport in French Guiana on Ariane 5. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072002