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Ariane rocket orbited two commercial broadcast satellites.

On June 20, 2019 at 18:43 UTC the Ariane 5” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “T-16” television broadcast satellite and the “Eutelsat 7-C” satellite.

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4 small satellites launched from Space Station.

On June 17, 2019, four small satellites were launched from the board of the International Space Station. The “NepaliSat-1”, also known as Bird NPL, is a Nepalese low orbit research satellite and the first satellite of Nepal. The “Raavana-1” is a Sri Lankan low orbit cube research satellite and first satellite of Sri Lanka. Uguisu is a Japanese CubeSat. SpooQy-1 is a Singapore CubeSat.

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SpaceX orbited 3 Canadian radar surveillance satellites.

On June 12, 2019 at 14:17 UTC the "Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 3 Canadian “RADARSAT” radar surveillance satellites. The Radarsat Constellation Mission is one of the most expensive missions in the history of the country’s space program.

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The first sea launch by China.

On June 5, 2019 at 04:06 UTC, the “Long March-11” (“Changzheng-11”) rocket-carrier was launched from a barge (an ocean-going mobile platform) in the Yellow Sea. The rocket orbited seven satellites on China’s first space launch from an ocean vessel. Multiple Chinese support vessels accompanied the launch platform in the Yellow Sea. During the launch, the barge was located in a distance of 400 kilometers north of Shanghai. Launching rockets from ocean vessels is not new. The “Sea Launch”, a company founded in 1995 by U.S., Russian and Ukrainian partners, launched 36 rockets since 1999 till 2014. NASA and the Italian Space Agency also conducted 9 orbital launches of the “Scout” rocket from the San Marco platform off the coast of Kenya from 1967 till 1988.

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“Progress MS-10” mission completed.

On June 4, 2019 the “Progress MS-10” unmanned supply spacecraft was deorbited. Non-burnt fragments of the spacecraft drowned in the remote area of the Pacific at 12:29 UTC.

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“Progress MS-10” undocked from Space Station.

On June 4, 2019 at 08:40 UTC the “Progress MS-10” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station.

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Dragon CRS-17 supply spacecraft returned to Earth.

On June 3, 2019 at 21:48 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean around 325 kilometers southwest of Long Beach, California. It was the "SpaceX CRS-17” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 17th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.

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Dragon CRS-17 spacecraft undocked from ISS.

On June 3, 2019 the station's robotic arm removed the Dragon capsule from its berthing port on the station’s Harmony module. Using a command issued from the mission control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-17 spacecraft at 16:01 UTC. It was the 17th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.

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Russian “Proton” orbited telecommunications satellite.

On May 30, 2019 at 17:24 UTC the Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped with the "Briz-M” booster orbited the “Yamal-601” telecommunications satellite. It is a French-built, Russian-owned satellite. The space vehicle is owned by the Gazprom Space Systems, a provider of satellite communications to Russian homes, businesses and the government, and a daughter company of oil giant Gazprom. Designed for a 15-year mission, the spacecraft was built by Thales Alenia Space of France. This launch was the first “Proton” flight of the year, and the 419th Proton rocket launch since 1965.

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Russian cosmonauts performed EVA.

On May 29, 2019, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Aleksey Ovchinin performed the extra vehicle activities (EVA – spacewalk). The cosmonauts sent birthday greetings to Soviet veteran-cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov, the first man to walk in space. A few minutes after floating outside, the cosmonauts paused to send the birthday greetings to cosmonaut Leonov, who turns 85 on May 30. The “Roscosmos” Russian space declared that the spacewalk was dedicated to Leonov, “the man who first took a step into the unknown and found himself one-on-one with unlimited outer space.” O.Kononenko and A.Ovchinin wore placards on their spacesuit backpacks, one saying “Leonov No. 1” and the other “Happy Birthday, Al ... Read more »

Category: Manned Space Flights. | Looking through: 29 | Date: 17.06.2019 | Rating: 0.0/0

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