Soyuz Rocket reaches Baikonur Launch Pad for Friday Liftoff with 73 Satellites

A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket stands tall atop its Baikonur launch pad after a Tuesday morning rollout to set the stage for liftoff at 6:36 UTC on Friday with a total of 73 satellites ranging from 600 to 1 Kilogram

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Photos & Video: Soyuz Rocket rolls to Baikonur Launch Pad for Liftoff with Kanopus et al.

A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket with Fregat-M upper stage rolled out to Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 11, 2017 in preparation for liftoff with a total of 73 satellites

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India’s PSLV Soars to Orbit with 31 Satellites, performs In-Space Testing for Future Capabilities

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from an island spaceport on the country’s east coast Friday morning, quickly climbing into clear skies before navigating around the Island of Sri Lanka in a pre-programmed maneuver and then heading south over the Indian Ocean to drop an international assortment of 31 satellites off in orbit

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Photos: 40th PSLV blasts off with 31 Satellites for India & International Customers

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the First Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center on the country’s east coast at 3:59 UTC, 9:29 a.m. local time on Friday on a mission to deliver 31 satellites for 15 countries into a Sun Synchronous Orbit

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Video: India’s PSLV dispatches International Group of Satellites

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the First Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center on the country’s east coast at 3:59 UTC, 9:29 a.m. local time on Friday on a mission to deliver 31 satellites for 15 countries into a Sun Synchronous Orbit

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Indian PSLV ready for Friday Morning Liftoff with CartoSat-2E & International Rideshare Passengers

India’s PSLV Rocket has entered countdown operations for liftoff from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Friday with the CartoSat-2E Earth-Imaging Satellite and an international rideshare opportunity for thirty secondary payloads of various shapes and sizes in support of Earth observation, technology demonstration, communications and meteorology.

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Japan’s H-IIA successfully places Radar Reconnaissance Satellite in Orbit

Japan successfully launched a radar reconnaissance satellite into orbit on Friday to replenish the country’s fleet of intelligence-gathering satellites primarily dedicated to advance warning of hostile missile launches in Japan’s neighborhood.

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Sentinel-2B enjoys smooth Orbital Delivery atop Vega Rocket to join Europe’s Copernicus Fleet

Vega – the smallest in Europe’s line of launch vehicle – lit up the night skies over the edge of the Amazon on Monday, thundering off to lift the newest member in the Copernicus constellation to orbit, taking the pulse of an ever-changing planet with a series of active observation posts circling the Earth.

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Impressive Photos of Vega’s Nighttime Blastoff from South America

Europe’s Vega rocket blasted off from the ZLV launch site at the Guiana Space Center at 1:49 UTC on March 7, 2017, racing into the night skies over the space base to lift the Sentinel-2B satellite into orbit for the European Copernicus Program tasked with the collection of complete, timely and accurate Earth observation parameters.

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Sentinel-2B Earth-Observation Satellite ready for Nighttime Liftoff atop Vega Rocket

Europe’s Copernicus Earth Observation Constellation will welcome its newest member Monday night when the Sentinel-2B satellite blasts off from the Guiana Space Center atop a Vega Rocket, blazing into orbit to cut in half the revisit time for multispectral images.

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MDA Corporation announces Acquisition of Earth-Imaging Company DigitalGlobe

Canada’s MDA Corporation announced last week it will acquire Earth-Imaging Company DigitalGlobe including its commercial satellite fleet capable of delivering the highest resolution imagery available on the commercial market, bringing together leading optical and radar observation systems under one roof.

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