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SpaceX silent after Crew Dragon explosion – Satellite News Digest

There has been an unusual silence following the "anomaly" that occurred during testing a SpaceX Dragon-2 (aka Crew Dragon) spacecraft. SpaceX and NASA confirmed there was an "anomaly" but so far did not provide any details regarding the incident. A leaked video suggests that a rather large explosion took place, though. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019042300

China launches Beidou 3 navsat – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3b/G2; Payload: Beidou-3I1Q (IGSO-1) [Beidou 44]; Date: 20 April 2019, 1441 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. This is the 44th satellite of the constellation and the first Beidou-3 satellite in inclined geosynchronous Earth orbit. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019042000

Boeing awarded contract for WGS-11 – Satellite News Digest

The Boeing Co. has been awarded a not-to-exceed US$605,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract for the production of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication Space Vehicle 11, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019042002