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China: launch of new-generation BeiDou navigation satellite

Ground track of BeiDou 2012 (Image: NASA/ Secretlondon)

The Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) now includes a new-generation satellite, launched into space on Monday, 30 of March.

The 17th BDS satellite has been launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the south western Chinese province of Sichuan. The launch marked the beginning of an expansion of the BDS from regional to global coverage.

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Two new Galileo satellites successfully launched

Animation of the rocket 3 min 29 sec after the launch (Image: ESA)

Last Friday, 27 March 2015, the European Space Agency's (ESA) seventh and eight Galileo satellite were sent in orbit. They lifted off at 21:46 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Souyuz rocket. According to ESA, the mission went as planned and the satellites are already in testing phase.

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Six Galileo navigation satellites to be launched in 2015

Fifth and sixth Galileo satellites before being launched on 19 August 2014.

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced the launch of six navigation satellites to occur in 2015.

The satellites will be put into orbit as additional pieces of the European navigation satellite system Galileo.

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China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite launched

200th Long March rocket launches CBERS-4

The fifth cooperative mission between China and Brazil, CBERS (China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite), was launched at 03:26 UTC on Sunday 7 December 2014.

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New storms early warning instrument for GOES-R developed

Lockheed Martin technicians prepare the GLM instrument

Lockheed Martin developed the Geostationay Lightning Mapper (GLM) device, which will enhance severe storms alerts and tornado warnings.

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Iran: ISA announces the launch of three remote sensing satellites into space

Remote sensing satellites will be launched into space by the ISA

On occasion of the World Space Week, the Deputy Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli issued a statement about the launch of three remote sensing satellites. 

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Galileo SATs 5-6 scheduled for 21 August 2014

Galileo's constellation of navigation satellites

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will soon increase: European Space Agency (ESA) announced the coming launch of Galileo SATs 5-6 on 21 August 2014, from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

These two satellites, becoming operative in autumn, will join the four satellites already orbiting: two were launched in October 2011 and two one year later.

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China: Successful launch of Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite

Remote sensing satellites enable studying many aspects of the planet.

On 9 August 2014, the Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters, the center said.

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China and Venezuela: Agreement for new Earth Observation satellite

Rendition of VRSS-1 satellite, launched in September 2012

On 22 July 2014, Xinhua News Agency, the state press agency of the People's Republic of China, annouced that China and Venezuela agreed on the in-orbit delivery of a remote sensing satellite, VRSS-1.

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India: French SPOT 7 satellite successfully launched

The Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has successfully launched the French SPOT-7 imaging satellite on 30 June 2014 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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