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Space Flight Laboratory announces launch of nine satellites

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), has announced the launch and successful deployment of nine satellites. The SpaceX Transporter-7 ride-sharing mission carried SFL-designed microspace platforms into orbit for four different repeat customers.

The Transporter-7 launch included:
• HawkEye 360 Cluster 7, based on SFL’s 30-kg DEFIANT platform, is comprised of three formation-flying, radio frequency geolocating microsatellites integrated at HawkEye 360 Inc.’s U.S. facility under SFL’s Flex Production program.
• Three next-generation greenhouse gas monitoring microsatellites, known as GHGSat-C6, C7 and C8, built by SFL on its 15-kg NEMO platform for GHGSat Inc. of Montreal, Canada.
• NorSat-TD microsatellite built by SFL for the Norwegian Space Agency on SFL’s DEFIANT platform to carry multiple advanced or experimental payloads. • Commercial communications CubeSats developed using the SFL 6U-XL SPARTAN design for a Torontobased company.

China launches new Yaogan-34 remote sensing satellite

China successfully sent a new remote sensing satellite of the Yaogan-34 series into space on March 31, 2023. This remote sensing satellite will be used in areas such as land resources survey, urban planning, crop yield estimation etc. It was the 470th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

Egypt launches “Horus-2” satellite for remote sensing

Egypt has successfully launched the “Horus- 2” satellite from the launch base in northwest China. It carried high-resolution imaging cameras on board. “Horus-2” is among a group of remote sensing satellites, and it is being developed through the full participation of a team of Egyptian and Chinese experts.

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