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Sick to death of mighty rocket launches? Avoid these dates

Five mundane missions in April alone

By Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2016

It's a sad fact that mighty rocket launches have become so run-of-the-mill - the occasional entertaining fireworks display excepted - that the public hardly give them a second glance.

For those of us who haven't yet succumbed to space ennui, here's a list of forthcoming missions for the diary. Non-interested parties are directed to Instagram, where Kim Kardashian should be posting plenty of snaps of her arse as ample alternative entertainment.

Progress 63P ISS resupply

  • When: 31 March
  • Where: Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Lifter: Soyuz

SpaceX Dragon ISS resupply

  • When: 8 April
  • Where: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • Lifter: Falcon 9

Sentinel-1B satellite

  • When: 22 April
  • Where: Kourou, French Guiana
  • Lifter: Soyuz

Intelsat 31/DLA-2

  • When: 23 April
  • Where: Baikonur Cosmodrome
  • Lifter: Proton M

Mikhailo Lomonosov satellite

  • When: 25 April
  • Where: Vostochny Cosmodrome
  • Lifter: Soyuz

IRNSS 1G navigation satellite

  • When: 28 April
  • Where: Satish Dhawan Space Center
  • Lifter: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)


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