News & Events

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

SpaceX lofts 64 satellites on rideshare mission – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: SSO-A: SmallSat Express (64 small satellites); Date: 3 December 2018, 1834 UTC; Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. A series of six deployments occurred approximately 13 to 43 minutes after lift-off, after which launch customer Spaceflight began to command its own deployment sequences.

NASA announces partnerships for commercial lunar payload delivery – Satellite News Digest

Nine U.S. companies now are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts. These companies will be able to bid on delivering science and technology payloads for NASA, including payload integration and operations, launching from Earth and landing on the surface of the Moon.

Russia launches military comsats – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Rokot/Briz-KM; Payload: three Rodnik satellites; Date: 29 November 2018, 0227 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. The Briz-KM upper stage together with three military satellites separated from the rocket’s second stage as scheduled at 0233 UTC.

India launches HysIS, 30 piggyback satellites – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: PSLV-C43 (‘Core Alone’); Payload: HysIS, 30 secondary payloads; Date: 29 November 2018, 0427 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, India. During the 112-minute-long mission,the rocket first delivered HysIS into a polar sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 630 km 17 minutes and 27 seconds after the launch.