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April 1-7, 2019 / Vol 38, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA

29 Mar 2019, 20:19 UTC
April 1-7, 2019 / Vol 38, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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India PSLV, Russia Soyuz, Arianespace Soyuz, SpaceX Falcon Heavy Planning Launches From 3 Continents This Week

ISRO is working to launch the 2nd PSLV of 2019, 47th overall, on April 1 from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India. This PSLV-C45 mission will loft main payload electronic intelligence-gathering spacecraft (EMISat) with 29 other satellites. EMISat is intended to reach 780 km, while all other payloads are meant to orbit at ~500 km, and the 4th stage will attempt to move to 485 km to carry out scientific experiments. On April 4, Roscosmos is planning to launch Soyuz with ISS Progress 72P resupply ship from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. It will rendezvous with Pirs module ~6 hours later, delivering 2,450 kg of cargo and supplies to Expedition 58 crew. Arianespace is scheduled to launch a Soyuz rocket, designated VS22, with 4 communication satellites for O3b network on April 4 from Sinnamary, French Guiana, South America. Sinnamary ELS (Ensemble de Lancement Soyouz “Soyuz Launch Complex”) is located 15 km north-west of launch facilities used by Ariane rockets at Guiana Space Center. SpaceX is planning to launch its 1st commercial payload on Falcon Heavy from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida on April 7. Its Arabsat ...

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