|China launched 5 satellites.
On April 26, 2018, at 04:42 the “Long March –11” (“Changzheng-11”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the five small satellites as a part of a larger Earth-imaging fleet under development by Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co. based in southern China’s Guangdong province. Known as the “Zhuhai-1” constellation, the commercial remote sensing satelliyes will survey natural resources, cities, crops and forests, and other environmental features.
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|“Progress MS-07” mission completed.
On March 28, 2018 at 13:50 UTC the “Progress MS-07” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station. After undocking, the spacecraft continued its orbital flight autonomously, during which scientific and applied research and experiments were conducted.
On April 26, 2018 at 03:08 UTC the “Progress MS-07” unmanned supply spacecraft was deorbited. Non-burnt fragments of the spacecraft drowned in the remote area of the Pacific at 04:51 UTC.
|Russia orbited European environmental satellite.
On April 25, 2018 at 17:57 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” booster, orbited the “Sentinel-3B” European environmental satellite.
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|Béla Magyari passed away.
Hungarian not flow cosmonaut Béla Magyari passed away. He was 68. In May 1980 he was the backup to the first Hungarian cosmonaut Bertalan Farkas on the “Soyuz-36” spacecraft of an Interkosmos mission.