Russia successfully completes first 2018 launch, from Vostochny


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Russia today successfully placed two Earth resource satellites plus nine smallsats into orbit, using their Soyuz 2 rocket launching from their new spaceport in Vostochny.

This was the second successful launch from Vostochny, out of three total.

The 2018 launch standings:

5 China
2 SpaceX
2 ULA
1 Russia
1 Europe
1 Rocket Lab
1 India
1 Japan

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  • Localfluff

    Off topic: I just heard of a new kind of NASA commercialization on
    this podcasr. They put an instrument on a commercial communication satellite in geostationary orbit. To study the boundary between the atmosphere and space, too high for aircrafts and too low for satellites.

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