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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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