December 2019

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

Soyuz launches 5 satellites after one-day delay – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Soyuz ST-A/Fregat; Payload: COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation, CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanet Satellite) and three auxiliary payloads: EyeSat, OPS-SAT and ANGELS; Date: 18 December 2019, 0854 UTC; Launch site: Sinnamary, French Guiana. The launcher flew a four-hour-plus profile to release its multi-satellite payload into Sun-synchronous orbit – beginning with primary passenger COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation, then CHEOPS (Characterising…

NASA awards launch services contract for GOES-T – Satellite News Digest

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T (GOES-T) mission, which will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans and environment, real-time mapping of total lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity and space weather.

Falcon lofts JCSAT-18/Kacific1 – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: JCSAT-18/Kacific1; Date: 17 December 2019, 0010 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellite was deployed into a 273 km x 20,324 km x 26.91° geostationary transfer orbit approximately 33 minutes after lift-off.