News & Events

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USSF, NOAA begin joint operations of weather satellite – Satellite News Digest

The U.S. Space Force has declared Initial Operational Capability of the Electro-optical Infrared Weather System Geostationary (EWS-G1) spacecraft. EWS-G1, formerly known as GOES-13, was transferred to the U.S. Air Force by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2019 under an agreement between the U.S. Air Force and NOAA for Interagency Cooperation on Collection…

China launches reusable spacecraft – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2F; Payload: reusable experimental spacecraft; Date: 4 September 2020, approx. 0730 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The spacecraft landed at 0200 UTC on 6 September after two days in a 331 km x 347 km x 50.2 degrees orbit.

Long-delayed Vega rideshare mission successfully launched – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Vega; Payload: 53 satellites); Date: 3 September 2020, 0151 UTC;Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite passengers on the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept rideshare mission were released during a flight sequence lasting 1 hour, 44 minutes from lift-off to final separation, involving multiple deployments with the SSMS dispenser.