Chinese Long March 2D Launches Earthquake Research Satellite & Six MicroSatellites

China launched a Long March 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Friday carrying a group of seven satellites from China, Italy, Argentina and Denmark including an innovative experiment to study the ionospheric precursors of Earthquakes to evaluate whether forecasting of strong Earthquakes will be possible from an orbital vantage point.

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International Space Station completes next Round of CubeSat Deployments

The deployment of CubeSats from the International Space Station resumed this week with a total of 16 satellites up for release Monday through Wednesday comprised of two Danish satellites for the monitoring of ship and aircraft traffic and 14 Planet Labs Doves to become part of the company’s Earth Observation satellite constellation.

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