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Russia launched military spy satellite.

On February 2, 2021 at 20:45 UTC the “Soyuz-2.1b” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The rocket orbited the “Kosmos-2549” military spy satellite to detect, locate, and characterize foreign military radio signals.

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Millie Hughes-Fulford passed away.

American female astronaut Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford passed away on February 2, 2021. She performed 1 space flights by Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-40) in June 1991.

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US astronauts performed spacewalk.

On February 1, 2021 American astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover performed the spacewalk to complete solar array battery replacement work that began four years ago. They also installed three new video cameras and made preparations for upcoming work to install new roll-out solar blankets to upgrade the lab’s power system. The EVA lasted 5 hours and 20 minutes. It was the 4th spacewalk for Michael Hopkins and the 2nd spacewalk for Victor Glover.

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China launched 3 military spy satellites.

On January 29, 2021, at 04:47 the “Long March –4C” (“Changzheng-4C”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited 3 “Yaogan-31” military spy satellites. The 3 “Yaogan-31” military satellites are believed by Western analysts to be maritime reconnaissance satellites, helping Chinese military authorities track foreign naval movements. China uses the “Yaogan” name as a cover name for military satellites.

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US astronauts performed spacewalk.

On January 27, 2021 American astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover performed the spacewalk to install a European Space Agency data relay antenna and to connect four of six cables to partially power a new ESA experiment platform. They also removed two solar array handling fixtures to clear the way for a future power system upgrade. The EVA lasted 6 hours and 56 minutes. It was the 3rd spacewalk for Michael Hopkins and the 1st spacewalk for Victor Glover.

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Falcon rocket orbited 143 satellites.

On January 24, 2021 at 15:00 UTC the " Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 143 different satellites.

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Falcon rocket orbited 60 Starlink satellites.

On January 20, 2021 at 13:02 UTC the " Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from Kennedy Space Center (LC39A), Florida, USA. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 60 Starlink satellites.

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Rocket Lab orbited telecommunication satellite.

On January 20, 2021 at 07:26 UTC, the “Electron” rocket-carrier was launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, a commercial spaceport located close to Ahuriri Point at the southern tip of Mahia Peninsula, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It is owned and operated by private spaceflight company Rocket Lab. The rocket orbited a telecommunication satellite.

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China launched communications satellite.

On January 19, 2021 at 16:25 UTC the "Chang Zheng-3B/G3” (Long March-3B/G3) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket orbited the “Tiantong-1(03) satellite to provide mobile communications services.

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The LauncherOne rocket sent into space from aircraft.

On January 17, 2021 at 18:38 UTC, Virgin Orbit’s 747 carrier aircraft (Boeing-747-400 ‘Cosmic Girl’) took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California with the nearly 29-ton LauncherOne rocket mounted under its left wing. Piloted by Kelly Latimer, a former U.S. Air Force test pilot, the 747 jumbo jet entered a steep climb of more than 25 degrees just before the crew sent the command to drop the 21-meter-long rocket around 35 000 feet (10 700 meters) over the Pacific Ocean off the coast Southern California at 19:39 UTC. An air-launched rocket built by Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached orbit for the first time, delivering 10 experimental CubeSats for NASA and positioning the company for the start of commercial operations.

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