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Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Sat, Jun 25 12:36 PM ET (1636 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of Measat-3d and GSAT-24, June 2022 (Arianespace) The first Ariane 5 launch in nearly half a year placed two communications satellites into orbit Wednesday. The Ariane 5 lifted off from French Guiana at 5:50 pm EDT (2150 GMT) and placed into geostationary transfer orbits the Measat-3d and GSAT-24 communications satellites for the Malaysian satellite operator Measat and the Indian space agency ISRO, respectively. The launch was the first Ariane 5 mission since the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope last December, with just four more launches remaining before the vehicle is retired.

China launches reconnaissance satellites
Posted: Sat, Jun 25 12:29 PM ET (1629 GMT)
China launched a set of reconnaissance satellites Wednesday night. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 10:22 pm EDT (0222 GMT Thursday) and placed the three Yaogan-35 satellites into orbit. Chinese media describe the satellites as performing science experiments and civil applications, but Western observers believe these are military reconnaissance satellites.

Kuaizhou-1A returns to flight
Posted: Sat, Jun 25 12:26 PM ET (1626 GMT)
China's Kuaizhou-1A returned to flight Tuesday night, six months after a launch failure. The small rocket lifted off at 10:08 p.m....

KSLV-2 reaches orbit on second launch
Posted: Sat, Jun 25 12:22 PM ET (1622 GMT)
South Korea successfully launched its KSLV-2 rocket Tuesday. The rocket lifted off from the Naro Space Center at 3 am EDT (0700 GMT) and...

NASA conducts fourth SLS wet dress rehearsal
Posted: Sat, Jun 25 12:19 PM ET (1619 GMT)
NASA nearly completed a countdown test of the Space Launch System Monday after dealing with several technical problems. The fourth wet dress rehearsal of the...

Monday, June 27
UK Eyes European Lead For Satellite Launch
Aviation Week — 5:31 am ET (0931 GMT)

Sunday, June 26
Instant tasking of CubeSats and small LEO satellites
IQ spacecom — 11:28 am ET (1528 GMT)
Isar Aerospace and D-Orbit announce launch services agreement
Isar Aerospace — 11:27 am ET (1527 GMT)
Fast forward to Artemis IV with ESM-4 arrival in Bremen
Airbus Group — 11:20 am ET (1520 GMT)
IAI extends lifespan of VENµS satellite
Jerusalem Post — 11:17 am ET (1517 GMT)
Beyond Gravity launches start-up program
Beyond Gravity — 11:12 am ET (1512 GMT)
Canada and Luxembourg sign memorandum on space cooperation
Luxembourg Space Agency — 11:05 am ET (1505 GMT)
SES-22 to launch on June 29
SES — 10:21 am ET (1421 GMT)
The privatisation of space: A step in the right direction?
Cambridge Univ. Varsity — 8:35 am ET (1235 GMT)

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