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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket (AV-078) launched from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 11:05 UTC on May 5, 2018 with NASA's InSight Mars Lander and two MarCO CubeSats
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China was back in action on Thursday, conducting a rare commercial launch of a Long March 3B rocket with the APStar-6C communications satellite for APT Satellite Holdings
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The Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE or XTE) spacecraft re-entered the atmosphere on April 30, 2018 after over 22 years in orbit
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The upper stage of a Long March 11 rocket re-entered the atmosphere on April 29, 2018 after only three days in orbit.
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Iridium 13 re-entered the atmosphere on April 29, 2018 after over 20 years in orbit as part of the original Iridium Communications Constellation
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A Briz-M propellant tank re-entered the atmosphere on April 29, 2018 after three and a half years in orbit, making a slow decay from an elliptical orbit where it arrived as part of a mission to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.
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The STARE B (Horus) satellite, launched on a Minotaur rocket as part of the ORS-3 cluster mission, re-entered on April 26, 2018 after four and a half years in orbit.
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The Japanese EXOS-B (Jikiken) satellite re-entered the atmosphere on April 22, 2018 after nearly four decades in orbit following liftoff in September 1978 atop an Mu-3H launch vehicle.
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A Chinese, all-solid-fueled Long March 11 rocket packed with five Earth-imaging satellites lifted off from the country's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 4:42 UTC on Thursday
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