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H3 launches Japanese Earth science satellite
Posted: Sun, Jul 7 4:44 PM ET (2044 GMT)
H3 launch of ALOS-4 (JAXA) An H3 rocket launched a Japanese Earth science satellite June 30. The H3 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center at 11:06 pm EDT (0306 GMT July 1) and deployed the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4) into a sun-synchronous orbit. ALOS-4, built by prime contractor Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, carries a phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar that is an improvement over the one on ALOS-2. The launch was the second successful flight of the H3 after a launch in February that carried a test payload and two smallsats. The inaugural launch of the rocket last year, carrying ALOS-3, failed.

Chinese rocket stage breaks loose in static-fire test
Posted: Sun, Jul 7 4:36 PM ET (2036 GMT)
A static-fire test of a new Chinese launch vehicle became very dynamic Sunday. The booster for Space Pioneer's Tianlong-3 rocket broke free of its moorings during the test and ascended. The engines shut down and the stage crashed back to Earth 50 seconds after it took off, about 1.5 kilometers from the test site, with no casualties reported. Space Pioneer was conducting its test as a buildup to an orbital launch of the Tianlong-3, a vehicle with performance similar to the Falcon 9. The company, which raised $207 million earlier in the month, said there was a structural failure in the connection between the rocket and the test bench.

China launches communications satellite
Posted: Sun, Jul 7 4:33 PM ET (2033 GMT)
China launched a communications satellite June 29. A Long March 7A lifted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Site at 7:57 am EDT (1157...

Starliner to remain at ISS well into July
Posted: Sun, Jul 7 4:31 PM ET (2031 GMT)
NASA and Boeing are keeping the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft at the International Space Station for the foreseeable future to conduct more tests. In a...

Eumetsat switched weather satellite launch from Ariane 6 to Falcon 9
Posted: Sun, Jul 7 4:28 PM ET (2028 GMT)
Eumetsat will launch its next weather satellite on a Falcon 9 rather than an Ariane 6, a move that stunned European space officials. The weather...

Tuesday, July 23
What Nigeria stands to gain from space tour
Daily Trust (Nigeria) — 11:42 pm ET (0342 GMT)
Jenni Gibbons on her role in Canada’s return to the moon
Canadian Geographic — 11:42 pm ET (0342 GMT)
NASA Enhancing Space Comms For Human Lunar Exploration
Aviation Week — 11:41 pm ET (0341 GMT)
The lost decades of government-run space travel
Washington Examiner — 11:38 pm ET (0338 GMT)
Budget 2024 | Space sector boosted with ?13,042.75 crore allocation
CNBC TV18 (India) — 11:35 pm ET (0335 GMT)
For Parts: Lunar Rover, Never Used
The Planetary Society — 11:32 pm ET (0332 GMT)
FIA 2024 - Day 2
ESA — 11:27 pm ET (0327 GMT)

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