January 2018

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

New Chinese navsats in orbit – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B/YZ-1; Payload: two Beidou satellites; Date: 11 January 2018, 2318 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The navigation satellites were deployed into medium Earth orbit by the Yuanzheng-1 upper stage. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018011400

PSLV launches 31 satellites – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: PSLV-C40; Payload: Cartosat-2F, plus 4 microsatellites and 26 nanosatellites; Date: 12 January 2018, 0359 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, India. The successfully launched the 710 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for Earth observation and its 30 co-passenger satellites with a combined lift-off mass of about 613 kg. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018011201