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Doug Shane

American - ( VG)

Retired

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1960
Age: 64


Douglas Bennett Shane is President of The Spaceship Company, as well as an American test pilot who has trained as a commercial astronaut. He was a member of the Scaled Composites astronaut team and one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites. Shane worked as the operations director on the SpaceShipOne project in addition to being one of the program pilots, and later served as President of Scaled Composites from 2008 through early 2013. Birthday is unknown.

SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise GF05

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
April 22, 2011, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise GF08

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
May 10, 2011, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

Suborbital
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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise CC12

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
June 9, 2011, noon
Status: Partial Failure
Mission:

Cold flow test flight of VSS Enterprise. Release failure during flight intended as GF11.

Suborbital
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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise GF11

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
June 14, 2011, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

Suborbital
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Founder: Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic is an American spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. Virgin Galactic's suborbital spacecraft are air launched from beneath a carrier airplane known as White Knight Two.


Falcon 9
Success
17 hours, 19 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-40
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 3
Success
19 hours, 46 minutes ago
WHG-01
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese communication satellite with name meaning "Satellite Internet - High Orbit Satellite 01" in Chinese. Details TBD.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 day, 3 hours ago
Meteor-M No.2-4 & others
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Meteor-M satellites are a new generation of Russian meteorological satellites. Hitchhiking Payloads: SITRO-AIS 13-28, Zorkiy-2M-2, Pars 1 (Iran).


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 10 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-39
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 24 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 5
Success
6 days, 21 hours ago
TJSW-11
101 - Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.