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JAXA's SLIM launch now expected in FY 2021 – Satellite News Digest

JAXA plans to launch a small lunar landing probe on an H-2A rocket in fiscal 2021. The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, will be launched together with a successor model of the X-ray astronomy satellite Hitomi and will target a landing on a small crater in Mare Nectaris. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018080500

P120C solid rocket motor successfully tested – Satellite News Digest

The P120C was successfully tested on 16 July in Kourou, French Guiana, on the BEAP test bench for solid rocket motors, operated by the French space agency CNES. This successful test of the first P120C ever produced is a major step in the development of the future European launchers, Ariane 6 and Vega-C. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018071600

China launches sixth Gaofen satellite – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Gaofen-6, Luojia-1; Date: 2 June 2018, 0413 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. Gaofen-6 will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring, state media said. A scientific experiment satellite named Luojia-1 was sent into space at the same time. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018060200