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US and Italian astronauts performed a spacewalk.

On November 15, 2019, American astronaut Andrew Morgan and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano performed a spacewalk. It was the first of four spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, also designated AMS-02AMS-02 (a cosmic ray detector), breezing through work to prep the device for invasive surgery to splice in new coolant pumps and extend the instrument’s life probing the composition of the universe. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 39 minutes. This was the third spacewalk for Luca Parmitano and the fourth for Andrew Morgan.

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The second Chinese orbital launch in less than three hours.

On November 13, 2019 at 06:29 UTC the “Long March – 6” (“Changzheng-6”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province. The rocket orbited five “Ningxia-1” remote sensing satellites.

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China orbited Earth imaging satellite.

On November 13, 2019, at 03:40 UTC the “Kuaizhou-1A” (“Speedy vessel”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the “Jilin-1/Gaofen-02A” Earth imaging satellite.

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Falcon rocket orbited 60 satellites.

On November 11, 2019 at 14:56 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from SLC-40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. The launch was performed by SpaceX company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited sixty upgraded satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.

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China launched navigation satellite.

On November 4, 2019 at 17:43 UTC 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 Beidou-49 navigation satellite.

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“Cygnus” CRS NG-12 spacecraft docked to Space Station.

On November 4, 2019, the American "Cygnus” CRS-12 (NG-12 “S.S. Alan Bean”) private unmanned supply spacecraft was docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The Cygnus spacecraft was grappled by a robotic arm operated by American astronaut Jessica Meir inside the space station at 09:10 UTC. The cargo spacecraft was docked to the station’s "Unity” module at 11:21 UTC. The spacecraft delivered about 3705 kilograms of supplies to the Space Station. It was the 12th docking of a "Cygnus” spacecraft with the ISS.

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