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Exos Aerospace Invites Y'all to Their Rocket Tie Down Test Firing in Texas
A Safety Briefing will be held on Saturday August 26 at 3:00 p.m. (sharp) with test fire scheduled at around 3:30 p.m. Anyone who wishes to view ...
 
U.S.A.F. and Orbital ATK Establish an August 25 Launch Date for the ORS-5 Satellite
At $87.5 million ($49 million satellite, $11.3 million ground system, $27.2 million launch), the ORS-5 satellite will operate from a low inclination orbit...
 
Russia's Roscosmos Forecasts a Possibility of 25 Launches in 2017
In 2016, Roscosmos conducted only 17 space launches, putting Russia in third place after the US and China for the first time in the past few years.
 
Glavcosmos and Their Launch Services to Propel Two Korean Satellites to Orbit
According to these Russian companies, the CAS500-1 and CAS500-2 space vehicles are EO models that will picture the Earth in panchromatic...
 
Taiwan's First ... FORMOSA-5 Launch is NSPO's First Program Taking Full Responsibility as System Integrator
Formosat-5 is the first satellite program in which the NSPO was fully responsible for as a system integrator.
 
ULA Launches TDRS-M the Final Satellite Mission in Series Now Complete for NASA
“We are absolutely honored to have delivered this core NASA capability and critical national resource for our country.”
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne Provides the Power for Launch of Satellite for NASA’s Space Network
The RL10C-1 delivers 22,890 pounds of thrust to power the Atlas V upper stage, using cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants.
 
NASA Launches TDRS-M Last in Series of Great Communicators 
providing navigation and high-data-rate communications to the ISS, Hubble Space Telescope, rockets and a host of other spacecraft.
 
Japan's Third Quasi-Zenith Satellite Heads to Orbit
This satellite is one of an entire constellation being placed into orbit to improve the accuracy of available global positioning data.
 
Air Force's SensorSat is Stacked to Track Satellites and Space Junk
The testing included subcomponent, component, and full satellite comprehensive functional testing, vibration testing, thermal vacuum testing ...
 
Arianespace - Intelsat and SSL Satellites Being Prepped for VA239 Launch
The upcoming mission to geostationary transfer orbit is designated Flight VA239 in Arianespace’s numbering system, and will mark the 239th launch...
 
Solar Eclipse Time Today - And Getting Ready for 2019
Solar Orbiter will be launched in February 2019 into a close orbit around the Sun and will allow scientists to study the solar corona in much more detail...
 
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Test Fire was Noisy and Hot Preparing for Taiwanese Satellite Launch
firing of all nine Merlin 1D engines on the base of the first stage for an average of 3.5 seconds in duration based on usual tests. It was noisy and hot.
 
A Moscow Mule of a Rocket the Proton Breeze M Celebrates 100 Launches
The launch was the100th heavy lift Proton M, which has been in use since 2001, and ...
 
Russia Celebrates Launch of First Blagovest Military Comsat
Some observers were puzzled by the apparent excessive capacity of the network for the assumed needs of the Ministry of Defense, another hint of a dual military and civilian application of the system.
 
U.S. Air Force and MIT Partner to Assist Warfighters ... SensorSat Set for August Launch
"...milestone in fulfilling our commitment to the space situational awareness mission and U.S. Strategic Command."
 
Russia - Vostochny to Host Third Launch in December
The head of the Roscosmos State Space Corporation, Igor Komarov, said earlier that two space launches were expected to be conducted from the...
 
Chinese Quantum Satellite Passes Muster, Now Let's Make a Hack-Proof Communications Network
Micius can only conduct quantum communication in the Earth' s shadow; that is to say, it can only work at night to avoid interference from sunlight.
 
Russia's Possible Launch Delay of Amazons-5 Due to Manufacturer's Late Shipment
It's the domino effect ... when one issue causes a delay it is passed along, and it could mean the delay of the launch of the Amazons-5 satellite.
 
SpaceX's Successful Launch Makes it a Dozen for NASA's ISS Commercial Resupply Mission
Resupply missions are celebrated when craving a favorite snack or just the need of a basic necessity, but you can't hop in your car and go to the store.