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Monday, September 8th, 2014

China Launches Yaogan-21 Remote Sensing Satellite

China successfully launched the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite into preset orbit at 11:22 a.m. on Monday Beijing Time (0322 GMT) from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The carrier rocket, a Long March-4B, is also carrying the Tiantuo-2 satellite, designed and built by the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

China Launches Gaofen-2 Earth Imaging Satellite

A Long March-4B carrier rocket carrying the Gaofen-2 satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province, Aug. 19, 2014. China successfully launched Gaofen-2, a high-definition Earth observation satellite, into orbit on Tuesday, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

DigitalGlobe Announces the Successful Launch of WorldView-3

DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, today announced the successful launch of WorldView-3, the company’s sixth and most advanced super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. The satellite launched on a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 Imaging Satellite Pioneers Global Sensing

With the WorldView-3 satellite launch today, it joins the extensive and capable set of DigitalGlobe satellites, greatly expanding commercial satellite imaging capacity as well as the domains where this imagery can be applied. In so many ways, this satellite is a pioneering effort that is highly calibrated and tuned to deliver unprecedented resolution, sensing capabilities,

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

China Launches Remote-Sensing Satellite Yaogan XX

China sent the Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite into scheduled orbit on Saturday. The satellite blasted off at 1:45 p.m. on the back of a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the country’s northwestern gobi desert, according to the center’s statement. The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments,

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Next-Generation GPS Satellite

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the seventh Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF (GPS IIF-7) satellite for the U.S. Air Force launched at 11:23 p.m. EDT yesterday from Space Launch Complex-41. This is the second successful ULA launch in just four days.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Orbital-Built Geosynchronous Satellites Launched for U.S. Air Force

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced today that three satellites the company designed, built and tested for the U.S. Air Force were successfully deployed following their launch aboard a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, FL on July 28, 2014. These deployments continued Orbital’s “summer surge” of

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Planet Labs Set to Launch 28 More Satellites on Saturday

On Saturday (July 12th) at 10:14am Pacific / 1:14pm Eastern, Antares will launch, carrying 28 of our satellites to the International Space Station (ISS), from which they will be deployed within the next month. The 28 satellites will join the 11 satellites we just launched in June from Russia onboard a Ukrainian-built Dnepr rocket, and

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Six Satellites Successfully Launched from Baikonur

Control of the six small satellites launched with the Soyuz-2.1b rocket on Tuesday was turned over to the customers, the Roscosmos press service told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Skybox Successfully Launches SkySat-2

The launch of SkySat-2 took place on the morning of July 8, 2014, aboard a Soyuz-2/Fregat rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Contact with the satellite was made on the first pass.

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