On November 21, 2013 at 07:10 UTC a Soviet-era "Dnepr” ballistic missile blasted off from southern Russia. The "Dnepr” rocket launched from an underground silo at a space base near Yasny, Russia, a small community in the Orenburg region in the southern part of the country. The rocket orbited 32 satellites for students, corporations and government agencies from 18 countries on five continents. The main payload was DubaiSat-2 and STSAT-3. DubaiSat 2, an Earth observation satellite about the size of a compact car jointly developed by Satrec Initiative of South Korea and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, or EIAST, an entity of the Dubai government. South Korea's STSAT 3 (Science and Technology Satellite-3) multipurpose satellite was launched with instruments to observe the Milky Way galaxy in infrared and mon
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On November 20, 2013 at 07:58 UTC the TechEdSat 3 (Technical and Educational Satellite 3) satellite was launched from the board of the International Space Station. It was released from the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer aboard the station.
On November 20, 2013 at 03:31 UTC the "Long March – 4C” ("Changzheng-4C”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province. The rocket orbited the "Yaogan – 19” remote-sensing satellite. The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters.
On November 20, 2013 at 01:15 UTC the "Minotaur-1” rocket-carrier was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, the commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Delmarva Peninsula south of Chincoteague, Virginia, USA. The launch was performed by Orbital Sciences Corporation in according to ORS-3 (Operationally Responsive Space-3) program. A privately-owned U.S. rocket orbited a record 29 satellites. The primary purpose was to launch the Space Test Program Satellite-3 known as STPSat-3, as part of the U.S. Air force's Operationally Responsive Space program that had previously flown experimental payloads to space to demonstrate new technologies. The rocket also deployed a record-setting 28 tiny satellites known as cubesats. The cube-shaped satellite measures approximately 3.9x3.9x4.5 inches (10x10x12 centimeters) and has a mass of about 2.0 pounds (0.89 kilogra
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