Vega Rocket Successfully Lifts Israeli-Built Earth-Watching Satellites for Science & Reconnaissance

The tenth Vega rocket blasted off from French Guiana Tuesday night, lighting up the edge of the Amazon before swinging to the north to dispatch a pair of Israeli-built satellites into two different orbits via a complex multi-burn mission by the launcher’s upper stage.

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Video: Vega ups to 10/10 with successful Nighttime Launch from French Guiana

Europe’s Vega rocket lifted off from the ZLV Launch Site at the Guiana Space Center at 1:58:33 UTC on August 2, 2017 – heading off on a multi-orbit mission with a pair of Israeli-built satellites.

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Vega Rocket set for Tuesday Night Liftoff with Satellites for Israel, France & Italy

Europe’s Vega rocket stands ready for a nighttime liftoff from the edge of the Amazon jungle Tuesday night carrying a pair of satellites built in Israel for operation by the Italian defence ministry and a French-Israeli cooperation.

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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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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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Video: Falcon 9 sends Classified NROL-76 to Orbit, 1st Stage Returns for Powered Landing

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Monday, May 1st, 2017 on a classified mission to deliver the NROL-76 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

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Falcon 9 Rocket Ready for Classified NRO Satellite Delivery, First Stage Landing

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is aiming for a Sunday liftoff from Florida’s Space Coast on the company’s first classified satellite delivery for the secretive National Reconnaissance Office in charge of operating all U.S. spy satellites.

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ULA Receives Contract Modifications for 2020 National Reconnaissance Office Launches

The U.S. Air Force has awarded United Launch Alliance two launch contracts for classified National Reconnaissance Office Missions targeting liftoff in 2020 atop Atlas V and Delta IV Heavy rockets.

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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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