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Soyuz rocket launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome.

On February 1, 2018 at 02:07 UTC the "Soyuz-2.1a” rocket-carrier was launched from Russian Vostochny Cosmodrome, in the Amur Oblast, in the Russian Far East. The rocket equipped with the “Fregat” upper stage orbited 11 Russian, German and U.S. satellites. The primary payloads were the “Kanopus-V” № 3 and № 4 Earth observation satellites. The two space vehicles, which each weigh about a half-ton, will assist the Russian government in disaster response, mapping, forest fire detection and resource monitoring.

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First Ukrainian cosmonaut Leonid Kadeniuk passed away.

On January 31, 2018 Ukrainian cosmonaut Leonid Kadeniuk passed away. He was 67. The former test-pilot of Soviet Union’s Air Force and a not-flown soviet cosmonaut, he became the first cosmonaut of independent Ukraine. He flew on NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as part of the international mission STS-87.

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SpaceX orbited telecommunications satellite.

On January 31, 2018 at 21:25 UTC the "Falcon 9FT” rocket-carrier was launched from SLC-40 of Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force, Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the GovSat-1 (SES-16) telecommunications satellite.

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Ariane rocket orbited 2 telecom satellites.

On January 25, 2018 at 22:20 UTC the “Ariane-5ECA” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “SES-14” and “Al Yah-3” telecommunication satellites.

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China launched military satellites.

On January 25, 2018 at 05:40 UTC the Chang Zheng-2C (Long March-2C) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China. The rocket orbited a fourth trio of Chinese “Yaogan-30” military satellites with secret missions. The Yaogan series of satellites are believed to be operated by the Chinese military for intelligence-gathering purposes.

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US astronauts performed a spacewalk.

On January 23, 2018, American astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle performed a spacewalk complete repairs to station robotic arm. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 7 hours and 24 minutes. This was the third spacewalk for Mark Vande Hei and the first for Scott Tingle.

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First successful test launch from New Zealand's spaceport.

On January 21, 2018 at 01:43 UTC, the “Electron” rocket-carrier was launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, the commercial spaceport located on the Mahia Peninsula on the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island. The rocket orbited 3 nanosatellites: “Dove Pioneer”, “Lemur-2” ('Tallhemn-ATC'), “Lemur-2” ('Marshall').

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US launched military satellite.

On January 20, 2018 at 00:48 UTC the “Atlas-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the “SBIRS GEO-4” military satellite to fortify against missile attacks. The satellite will finish the initial deployment of US Air Force’s new-generation missile-warning network. SBIRS means Space-Based Infrared System.

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China launched 6 satellites.

On January 19, 2018, at 04:12 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 6 satellites: “Deqing-1”, “Linye-2”, “Xiangjiang New Area”, “Quantutong-1” (QTT-1), “Huaian Enlai”, “Kepler-1”.

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Japan launched radar satellite.

On January 17, 2018 at 21:06 UTC the Japanese “Epsilon” rocket-carrier was launched from the Uchinoura Space Center situated close to the Japanese town of Kimotsuki, in Kagoshima Prefecture. The rocket orbited the Japanese “ASNARO-2” radar satellite. The ASNARO 2 satellite is beginning a five-year mission for NEC Corp. and Japan Space Systems, an organization founded and funded by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The project is the second for the ASNARO program, which stands for Advanced Satellite with New System ARchitecture for Observation.

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