On March 16, 2020 at 18:28 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” booster (upper stage) orbited the “Glonass-M” navigation satellite. The Russian GLONASS Global Navigation Satellite System – operated by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces – is currently the only global alternative to the American GPS fleet in operation that has global coverage of comparable precision.
On March 16, 2020 at 13:34 UTC, the “Chang Zheng-7A” (Long March-7A) rocket-carrier was launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center (WSLC), located in Wenchang on Hainan Island off China’s southern coastline. The rocket was to orbit the experimental satellite (a secret payload). It was a classified payload named XJY-6. But something went wrong, and the rocket-carrier did not inject the satellite into orbit as planned. The Xinhua news agency said a “malfunction occurred” after launch.
On March 9, 2020 at 11:55 UTC the "Chang Zheng-3B” (Long March-3B) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket orbited Beidou-54 navigation satellite.
On March 9, 2020 at 12:18 UTC, the private U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft, the "Dragon” SpX-20 (CRS-20 flight), was successfully docked to the International Space Station. The linkup operation was carried out with the help of the giant 17-meter Canadarm. The capture with Canadarm-2 was performed by American astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan at 10:25 UTC. The Dragon spacecraft was maneuvered into position and attached to a berthing port on the space station's Harmony module. It was the last SpaceX cargo vehicle captured by the Canadarm as future vehicles will automatically dock to the space station. This docking marked the 20th time a Dragon spaceship has reached the space station, counting a demonstration flight in 2012. The Dragon spacecraft delivered supplies, equipment and research investigations for the station’s cr
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On March 7, 2020 at 04:50 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from SLC-40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. US private company SpaceX launched its "Dragon” (CRS-20 flight also known as SpX-20) unmanned spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It is the 21st successful flight of a “Dragon” spacecraft and the 20th successful flight of a “Dragon” to the ISS.
On February 20, 2020 at 08:24 UTC the “Soyuz-2.1a” rocket-carrier was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, North Russia. The launch was performed by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. The rocket orbited the “Meridian-M” military communications satellite.
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.
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.
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.
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.