Rarely-Used Soyuz 2-1v lifts off from Russia with Ultra-Secret Military Satellite

The rarely-flown single-stick version of Russia’s Soyuz rocket blasted off from the country’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome north of Moscow Friday evening on a highly classified mission for the Russian military with virtually no details known about the satellite it was carrying into orbit.

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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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China’s Long March 3B Rocket fails to reach Orbital Destination with Zhongxing-9A Satellite

The launch of China’s Zhongxing-9A communications satellite atop a Long March 3B rocket did not reach its planned orbital destination on Sunday, Chinese state media confirmed after several hours of silence following the midnight hour liftoff from the Xichang launch base.

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Zhongxing-9A Comsat lifts off atop Chinese Long March 3B, Launch Outcome Unclear

China’s Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 16:08 UTC on Sunday, thundering into the midnight hour with the Zhongxing-9A communications satellite headed to a highly elliptical transfer orbit.

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Boeing & DARPA Reveal Phantom Express Space Plane Design

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) picked Boeing’s Phantom Works division to complete advanced design work for the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program that aims to build and fly an autonomous, reusable hypersonic space plane capable of dispatching medium-class satellites into Low Earth Orbit.

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Satellite Trackers spot Classified NROL-76 (USA-276) Satellite in Low Earth Orbit

Three weeks have passed since the secretive NROL-76 satellite launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Now satellite trackers have gotten hold of the clandestine spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office in a Low Earth Orbit 400 Kilometers in altitude.

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Falcon 9 Soars to Orbit with Secret Government Satellite, 1st Stage Lands at Cape Canaveral

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered away from Florida’s Space Coast on Monday on its first top-secret satellite delivery for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, operator of the country’s spy satellite fleet.

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