Orbital Sciences’ new Cygnus spacecraft is due to fly on a demonstration mission to the ISS in April. Credit: Orbital

Space launch highlights for 2013

By Paul Sutherland
01 January 2013

(Sen) – The world’s space agencies are looking forward to another busy year of launches in 2013 as more private companies join them by developing plans for commercial exploitation of the final frontier.

Current robotic missions exploring the planets and observing the Universe will continue while new ones are launched to learn more about the Moon and Mars and to map the stars. Here are some of the launch highlights to look forward to.

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