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December 2015 Archives



The pace of deploying Europe's own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today's launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months.


A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-4 Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Dec. 6 at 4:44 p.m. EST.


Build-up of the initial Ariane 5 to be launched in 2016 has begun at the Spaceport in French Guiana, continuing Arianespace's sustained mission pace and readying an unusual single-payload flight for the heavy-lift workhorse.


Virgin Galactic has introduced a 747 to its fleet of vehicles as part of a technical update on its LauncherOne small satellite launch service.


Arianespace has successfully launched the LISA Pathfinder technology demonstrator for the European Space Agency (ESA) with Vega light launcher. The company's 11th launch of the year took place on December 3 at 1:04 am local time from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in Kourou French Guiana.


On November 6, 2015 UP Aerospace successfully executed a mission for NASA to deploy the Maraia Earth Return Capsule.


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has delivered 11 ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) satellites to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.