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Cygnus deployed 2 nanosatellites.

On February 9, 2019 the US "Cygnus” (CRS NG-10 “S.S. John Young”) unmanned supply spacecraft deployed 2 nanosatellites: Quantum Radar-1 (44041 / 2018-092C) and Quantum Radar-2 (44042 / 2018-092D).

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Cygnus CRS NG-10 spacecraft was undocked from space station.

On February 8, 2019 the US "Cygnus” (CRS NG-10 “S.S. John Young”) unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the Harmony module of the International Space Station. After that, the spacecraft, was released by US astronaut Anne McClain aboard the station using the “Canadarm-2” orbiting complex's huge robotic arm at 16:16 UTC. It was the 10th successful flight of "Cygnus” to the ISS.

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Ariane rocket orbited 2 communication satellites.

On February 5, 2019 at 21:01 UTC the “Ariane-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS- 4/SGS-1) and the Indian “GSAT-31” communication satellites.

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“Progress MS-09” mission completed.

On January 25, 2019 at 12:55 UTC the “Progress MS-09” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station. At the same day, the spacecraft was deorbited. Non-burnt fragments of the spacecraft drowned in the remote area of the Pacific at 16:50 UTC.

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The 50th Anniversary of first piloted docking.

Exactly 50 years ago, on January 16, 1969, for the first time two manned spacecraft “Soyuz-4” and “Soyuz-5” docked. Four Soviet cosmonauts were involved into that mission: Vladimir SHATALOV, Boris VOLYNOV, Aleksey ELISEEV, Evgeniy KHRUNOV. The Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) to celebrate that historic event.

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India launched new version of PSLV rocket

On January 24, 2019 at 18:07 UTC the PSLV-DL rocket-carrier was launched from Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km from Chennai, India. The rocket orbited the “Microsat-R” Indian military Earth observation satellite. But a major objective of the launch was to demonstrate using the PSLV’s fourth stage as an experiment base in orbit after deploying the military satellite.

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China launched four satellites.

On January 21, 2019, at 05:42 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 four satellites. The two primary payloads are the “Jilin-1” and “Jilin-2” hyperspectral Earth-imaging satellites.

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US launched spy satellite into unusual orbit.

On January 19, 2019 at 19:10 UTC the "Delta-4 Heavy” rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by the United Launch Alliance supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the “KH-11-17” (Crystal-17, NROL-71) spy satellite. It is a top-secret surveillance payload owned by the National Reconnaissance Office. The identity, purpose and orbit of the “KH-11-17” satellite have been kept secret by the NRO, which owns the U.S. government’s spy satellite fleet, supplying imagery and data to intelligence agencies and the military.

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Japan launched seven tech demo satellites.

On January 18, 2019 at 00:50 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 seven small satellites. This launch also debuted a new multi-payload carrying capability for the Epsilon rocket, a light-class, solid-fueled rocket-carrier.

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Dragon CRS-16 supply spacecraft returned to Earth.

On January 14, 2019 at 05:10 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Guadalupe Island, off the west coast of Baja California. For the first time the splashdown took place in the dark. It was the "SpaceX CRS-16” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 16th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.

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