1. Transfer Angara-A5 No. 2 in the defense Ministry plans in the first quarter of 2020 start possible in the second quarter. Earlier Dmitry Rogozin promised to send a rocket to the customer in November, and start to carry out “under the Christmas tree or after the tree”. Even earlier (early 2019), the launch was promised in the summer of 2019.
2. Rocket Lab has started to work out the return of the first rocket stages Electron. 6 Dec new Zealand-American company Rocket Lab made the sixth start-up ultra-light missile Electron with small spacecraft. The first stage was installed additional on-Board computer for flight control when you return and telemetry system operating in S-band, to control the stage when you enter the atmosphere and return to Earth. The founder of Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck stated that information gathering was successful.
3. NASA and SpaceX plan to carry out a test of the emergency rescue vehicle Dragon 2 no earlier than 4 Jan. This test is one of the last tests before the first flight of the Dragon with 2 people on Board. Also SpaceX must complete the test of the parachute system of the new ship. Meanwhile, the first unmanned flight vehicle Cockpit is scheduled for December 20.
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