Satellite Trackers keep Tabs on Orbital Moves of NROL-37 Spy Satellite

A Dutch-Australian team of satellite trackers has kept tabs on a recently launched U.S. spy satellite as it completed its initial maneuvers in a high orbit around Earth to enter a checkout location for commissioning activities ahead of entering operational service, supplying the NSA and other intelligence agencies with eavesdropping data.

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SpaceX shows off onboard Video of Rocket Landing, Thaicom 8 enters excellent Orbit

SpaceX again showcased the accuracy of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket in Friday’s successful launch of the Thaicom 8 satellite by dropping the payload off in a very precise transfer orbit and Falcon 9’s first stage sticking its ambitious landing near the center of the football-field sized Drone Ship.

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Sentinel-1B completes critical Deployments, VS14 Secondary Payloads tracked in Orbit

The Sentinel-1B satellite – set to complete the radar pair in the Copernicus satellite constellation – successfully spread its wings in orbit, deploying its solar arrays and 12-meter long radar antenna as part of its critical three-day Launch and Early Operations Phase.

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Soyuz proceeds with Express Rendezvous after achieving Precise Orbit

The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft and its three crew members successfully entered the fast lane to the International Space Station for an overnight rendezvous, being lifted into a very precise orbit by the Soyuz FG launch vehicle after its middle-of-the-night blastoff from Kazakhstan.

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