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Russia launched satellite to measure Earth’s size and shape.

On June 4, 2016 at 14:00 UTC the “Rockot” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The launch was performed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. The rocket equipped with the “Briz-KM” upper stage orbited the Russia GEO-IK 2 geodesy satellite. It is the second spacecraft in Russia’s new generation of GEO-IK 2 measurement stations in orbit to collect geodetic information for a range of military and civilian applications.

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16 CubeSat satellites launched from Space Station.

From May 30 till June 2, 2016 total 16 CubeSat satellites were launched from the International Space Station.

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Long March orbited Earth-viewing satellites for China, Argentina.

On May 30, 2016 at 03:17 UTC the “Long March – 4B” (“Changzheng-4B”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province. The rocket orbited the Ziyuan 3” (№2) a civilian Earth imaging craft to be operated by China’s Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center, and two microsatellites owned by Satellogic, a Buenos Aires company aiming to field a network of at least six Earth observation birds by the end of this year.

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Russia launched navigation satellite.

On May 29, 2016 at 08:45 UTC the “Soyuz-2.1b” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The launch was performed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. The rocket equipped with the “Fregat” upper stage orbited the Russia “Glonass-M” navigation satellite. The satellite is beginning a seven-year service life broadcasting navigation signals worldwide for the Russian military and civilian users. The Glonass program is Russia’s analog to the U.S. military’s Global Positioning System, providing precise position and time information to users equipped with receivers on the ground.

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SpaceX launched Thai communications satellite.

On May 27, 2016 at 21:39 UTC the “Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by the SpaceX company. The rocket orbited the “Thaicom-8” communications satellite. It was the second time SpaceX launched a dedicated mission for Thaicom.

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Russian rocket launched from Kourou Cosmodrome.

On May 24, 2016 at 08:48 UTC the Russian "Soyuz-STB” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou launch site in French Guiana. The rocket equipped with the "Fregat-MT” booster orbited 2 European  “Galileo” navigation satellites.

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4 Micro satellites launched from Space Station.

On May 18, 2016 two pairs of satellites were launched from the International Space Station. It was the satellites of Lemur-2. The time of launch: 07:05 UTC and 11:15 UTC. The names of the satellites: 2-5 'Theresacondor', 2-6 'Kane', 2-7 'Nick-Allain' and 2-8 'Jeff'. All the satellites were delivered to the ISS by the "Cygnus” (CRS OA--6 “Rick Husband”) spacecraft in March 2016.

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8 CubeSat satellites launched from Space Station.

On May 17 and 18, 2016 four pairs of satellites were launched from the International Space Station. It was the satellites of Flock type (1E series). The time of launch: 08:45 UTC; 12:00 UTC; 23:00 UTC on May 17 and at 02:18 UTC on May 18. All the satellites were delivered to the ISS by the “Cygnus” OA-4 spacecraft in December 2015.

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5 satellites launched from Space Station.

On May 16, 2016 five micro satellites were launched from the International Space Station. The MinXSS (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer) astronomic satellite and the CADRE (CubeSat investigating Atmospheric Density Response to Extreme driving) satellite were launched at 10:05 UTC. STMSat 1 (St. Thomas More Satellite 1); Nodes-1 and Nodes-2 (Network & Operation Demonstration Satellite) satellites were launched at 14:40 UTC. All the satellites were delivered to the ISS by the “Cygnus” OA-4 spacecraft in December 2015.

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China launched government surveillance satellite.

On May 15, 2016, at 02:43 the “Long March –2D” (“Changzheng-2D”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the “Yaogan 30” remote sensing satellite. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. Western analysts believe the Yaogan satellites series is a fleet of Chinese intelligence-gathering spacecraft.

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