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Dragon CRS-21 spacecraft docked to space station.

On December 7, 2020 at 18:40 UTC, the private U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft, the "Dragon” SpX-21 (CRS-21 flight), was successfully docked to the International Space Station. It was the new generation of Dragon cargo spacecraft also known SpaceX Dragon 2 or Cargo Dragon 2. The Cargo Dragon capsule is the first spacecraft to dock to the zenith port of the US “Harmony” module. It was the first SpaceX cargo vehicle that automatically docked to the space station without being captured by the Canadarm. This docking marked the 21st time a Dragon spaceship has reache ... Read more »

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Dragon (CRS-21) supply spacecraft launched to ISS.

On December 6, 2020 at 16:17 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from LC-39A of the Kennedy Space Center, 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-21 flight also known as SpX-21) unmanned spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It is the 22nd successful flight of a “Dragon” spacecraft and the 21st successful flight of a “Dragon” cargo spacecraft to the ISS. It was the first flight for SpaceX under NASA's CRS Phase 2 contract awarded in January 2016. ... Read more »

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China launched Earth-observation satellite.

On December 6, 2020 at 03:58 UTC the "Chang Zheng-3B/G5” (Long March-3B/G5) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket orbited the “Gaofen-14” Earth-observation satellite for stereo mapping.

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Fellowship of the Royal Philatelic Society London.

On 25th November 2020, the Council of the Royal Philatelic Society London agreed that Igor Rodin should be elected a Fellow of the Society.

In UK, Fellows are often the highest grade of membership of many association or societies. Fellowships of this type can be awarded as a title of honor in their own right.

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Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return capsule landed in Australia.

On December 5, 2020, Japanese capsule carrying asteroid rocks landed near Woomera, Australia after six-year mission.

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Russia launched communication satellites.

On December 3, 2020 at 01:14 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 orbited the three “Gonets-M” communication satellites. Russian government ministries and civilian authorities use the “Gonets-M” satellites to relay secure messages between mobile terminals and fixed operators. Gonets means “messenger” in Russian. The satellites are designed for five-year missions.

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Russian rocket launched Emirati military satellite from Kourou.

On December 2, 2020 at 01:33 UTC the Russian "Soyuz-ST-A” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou launch site in French Guiana. The rocket equipped with the "Fregat-M” booster orbited the “Falcon Eye-2” European-built military reconnaissance satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Designed for a 10-year mission, the Falcon Eye 2 satellite will collect high-resolution images for downlink to the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates. With global coverage, the spacecraft gives the UAE an independent source of space-based surveillance data for use in military campaigns, in ... Read more »

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Chinese sample return probe landed on moon.

On December 1, 2020 at 15:13 UTC, the Chinese “Chang’e-5” sample return probe landed on moon in Oceanus Procellarum, or Ocean of Storms, region in the northern hemisphere of the near side of the moon, east of a volcanic plateau named Mons Rümker.

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Japan launched data relay satellite.

On November 29, 2020 at 07:25 UTC the Japanese H-2A rocket was launched from Tanegashima Cosmodrome situated at the island located 115 km south of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. The rocket orbited the Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1 (JDRS-1).

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Falcon rocket orbited 60 Starlink satellites.

On November 25, 2020 at 02:13 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 more satellites for the “Starlink” project

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