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China launched 4 technology experiment satellites.

On February 19, 2020 at 21:07 UTC the "Chang Zheng-2D” (Long March-2D) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket orbited 4 experiment satellites to test new Earth-observation technology.

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Ariane rocket orbited 2 satellites.

On February 18, 2020 at 22:18 UTC the Ariane 5ECA” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the "JCSAT-17” Japanese telecommunication satellite and the GEO-KOMPSAT-2B (GK-2, Cheollian-2B) South Korean environmental monitoring satellite.

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“Cygnus” CRS NG-13 spacecraft docked to Space Station.

On February18, 2020, the American "Cygnus” CRS-13 (NG-13) private unmanned supply spacecraft was docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The Cygnus spacecraft was grappled by a robotic arm operated by American astronaut Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan inside the space station at 09:05 UTC. The cargo spacecraft was docked to the station’s "Unity” module at 11:16 UTC. The spacecraft delivered about 2500 kilograms of supplies to the Space Station. It was the 13th docking of a "Cygnus” spacecraft with the ISS. This is the second flight of Cygnus under the CRS-2 contract.

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Falcon rocket orbited 60 Starlink satellites.

On February 17, 2020 at 15:05 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 60 Starlink satellites.

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“Cygnus NG-13” cargo spacecraft launched to Space Station.

On February 15, 2020 at 20:21 UTC the "Cygnus” privately owned U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), a commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, USA. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Antares-230” rocket-carrier. The "Cygnus” NG-13 (previously known as CRS OA-13) unmanned supply spacecraft, built by U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences Corp., was orbited on its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. The "Cygnus” NG-13 is the 13th successful flight of the Orbital ATK uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus.

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PLOVDIV PHILA 2019

We placed photo gallery about the "PLOVDIV PHILA 2019” philatelic exhibition. Click: Astrophilately – exhibitions and events - PLOVDIV PHILA 2019.

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The 50th Anniversary of Apollo11 flown cover.

The 50th Anniversary of the first man on the Moon envelope was flown aboard the ISS.

On board the ISS, the cover was marked with the “ISS” octagonal board seal, the “Russian Post. ISS. Russian Segment” round board post mark and the “Russian Segment of International Space Station” board souvenir seal both dated 21 July 2019, the day when in 1969 Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon at 02:56 UTC. The ISS’s crews work on board by UTC. The cover was autographed by all 6 ... Read more »

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Indian candidates for a human spaceflight start training in Russia.

On 10 February 2020 Indian candidates for a spaceflight began the planned training program at the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center. The program has been performing under the contract between Glavkosmos, JSC (part of the “Roscosmos” - Russian State Space Corporation) and the Human Spaceflight Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The contract was signed on 27 June 2019. The document implies the support of Glavkosmos in selection of candidates, their medical examination, and various aspects of space training. After thorough selection, the four Indian Air Force fighter pilots became the ISRO candidates for the spaceflight. The 12-month training program includes comprehensive and biomedical training of the Indian candidates, which will be combined with regular physical practices. In addition, they will study in detail the systems of the Soyuz manned spaceship, as well as they ... Read more »

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Soyuz MS-13 up-to-the station letter.

The letter from RPSL exhibition to the Space Station.

The space letter was delivered from Earth to the International Space Station by the Russian “Soyuz MS-13” spacecraft. First the letter with the handwritten message inside was sent by priority mail from Sweden (“Stockholmia-2019” international philatelic exhibition) to Russia. Then the letter was delivered to the ISS. The letter was addressed to Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin who had been working aboard the Space Station since 15 March 2019. Aboard the ISS, the letter was marked with the “ISS” octagonal board seal, the “Russian Post. ISS. Russian Segment” round board post mark and the &ldq ... Read more »

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Solar Orbiter spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral.

On February 10, 2020 at 04:03 UTC the "Atlas-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the Solar Orbiter (SolO) probe also known as LWS-5 (Living With a Star mission-5). The satellite is to take images of the sun’s poles and in addition, getting the first ever data of the polar magnetic field.

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