On June 28, 2019, the US “Red-Eye” small military satellite was launched from the board of the International Space Station. The satellite was deployed from the Japanese “Kibo” module of the ISS. The mission will be performed in interests of managements perspective research projects of United States Department of Defense by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).
On June 25, 2019 at 06:30 UTC the "Falcon Heavy” rocket-carrier was launched from LC-39A of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited 24 satellites including the satellites for the “STP-2” national security mission.
On June 25, 2019 at 02:48 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-11” landing capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan.
The spacecraft delivered to Earth the 3 members of ISS’s Expedition 59 – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and American astronaut Anne McClain. They spent in space 204 days. Three other ISS crew members – Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin; American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague and Christina Koch remained in orbit aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 60 crew. The undocking of Soyuz MS-11 marked the end of Expedition 59 and the start of Expedition 60.
On June 24, 2019 at 23:25 UTC (on June 25 at 02:25 Moscow time) the Russian “Soyuz MS-11” spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station to deliver to Earth the 3 members of Expedition 59 – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and American astronaut Anne McClain.
On June 24, 2019 at 18:09 UTC (on June 25 at 02:49 Beijing time) 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 the “Beidou-2” navigation 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.
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.
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.
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.