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Bleak Future... Another Day in Arianespace's Strike and Now Indefinite Delay of Launch
strikers set up roadblocks made out of tires near the center...Some of the employees for the space center had to be flown in ...just to get to work.
 
University Students to Send North Dakota's First Satellite to the ISS
“Just in the last week or two, we have been quickly responding to a lot of queries from NASA …"
 
Arianespace Strike Grows Uglier ... Indefinite Launch Delay
“Guiana has become the most crime-ridden area in France, public services are overwhelmed and people are shut out of medical services.”
 
Japan's Government to Enhance Measures for Satellite Malfunctions
They will be required to consider such criteria as satellites’ resistance to collisions with space debris,
 
Newest Weather Satellite Technology There It GOES
“They make it look so simple..."
 
Strikers Still Stopping Progress of Launch of Arianespace's Flight VA236
​The evolution of the situation does not permit the restart of operations for the Ariane 5 launch scheduled for today...
 
Payloads from US National Laboratory Research Prepped and Ready for Orbital ATK CRS-7 Launch
The ISS US National Laboratory is chartered to facilitate research in the microgravity environment that benefits life on Earth.
 
MAXUS is Maximum in Every Aspect ... Ready to Go Weightless for Experiments  
The samples are melted before flight and as soon microgravity is reached the different melts are set in contact with each other
 
ULA's Delay of Orbital ATK's Cygnus™ Launch 
ULA announces the delay of Cygnus and the measures taken to ensure the launch will be safe and productive.
 
University of Alberta's Ex-Alta 1 Smallsat to Dig Into Space Weather
Ex-Alta 1 is part of a newer generation of technologies that puts space exploration and research within reach of students and smaller startup companies.
 
Ongoing Launch Blockage — The Strike (A "Social Movement") Continues the Delay of an Arianespace Mission
The strike continues to hold up SGDC and KORESAT-7 departure...
 
China Strives to Imitate SpaceX...  Recover and Reuse Launch Rockets
China is developing a system to recover parts of rockets used in space launches to bring down costs and make its space program ...
 
Japan's New Satellite to Keep an Eye on North Korea
The Radar 5 unit was carried into space on Japan’s mainstay H-IIA rocket from a launch site in the country’s southwest.
 
Orbital ATK Adds Their Expertise and Technologies to ULA's WGS-9 Launch
Both the satellite and Delta IV launch vehicle use cutting-edge technologies from multiple Orbital ATK facilities.
 
Record Setting Rocket Launch by USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Students
The March 4 blastoff from Spaceport America was years in the making and built on knowledge passed down since the lab’s founding in 2004.
 
A Double Celebration as USAF's WGS-9 Launches on the Air Force's 70th Anniversary 
What a day, a launch and an anniversary celebration for the USAF.
 
SSL's EchoStar XXIII Punches Perfectly Through Post-Launch Maneuvers 
satellite will be deployed at the 45 degrees West orbital location, providing high-power Direct-to Home services into Brazil
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne Gets All Fired Up ... Engine Launches WGS-9 for USAF
RS-68A booster engine, the RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 14 helium pressurization tanks, and a 100 lbf bipropellant apogee-raising engine...
 
Cheers! to USAF On Its 70th Anniversary and Launch of WGS-9 Satellite
... Wideband constellation as it is a major milestone in a 20-year partnership with Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
 
Arianespace Doubles Up For Brazil and South Korea's Heavy-Lift Launch  
The go-ahead was delivered at the completion of today’s Launch Readiness Review