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Arianespace—Vega Primed With Build-Up + Anticipation (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] The third Vega has completed its build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana, allowing final checkout to begin ahead of this lightweight launcher's...
 
Arianespace—Optus 10 + MEASAT-3B Getting Established (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission are gearing up following this week’s delivery of MEASAT-3b, one of two satellite passengers for...
 
NASA+ SpaceX... Sign To Really Take Off From This Historic Launch Pad
[SatNews] "...we're preparing for our deep space missions to an asteroid and eventually Mars.
 
UPDATE: NO GO....SpaceX A Bird Will Fly A Dragon Bringing Goods To The Space Station (Launch)
[SatNews] It's a long trip to bring supplies, but they've done it successfully before...
 
SpaceX + NASA—Resupply Missions To ISS Set For Monday (Launch)
[SatNews] The next SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Monday, April 14, from...
 
UPDATE: ULA's Atlas V Rocks NROLs Into Orbit For NRO's Classified Mission (Launch)
[SatNews] A classified launch was successful, and created much speculation regarding the mission and the orbit...
 
ULA Alert For Launch Of NROL-67 + National Defense (Launch)
[SatNews] Despite the delay last month, all systems now point to Go!
 
Arianespace—Fueling Around (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] Arianespace is maintaining its rapid-paced mission planning in 2014 as preparations move ahead for the next flight—a light-lift Vega launch, which is to orbit the...
 
Interorbital Systems—Flight Milestone In Mojave (Launch)
[SatNews] At 12:15 on March 29, 2014, Interorbital Systems’ Common Propulsion Module Test Vehicle (CPM TV) thundered off...
 
ULA,  DoD + U.S.A.F...Something Old + Something New... Both Went Up Into The Blue!  (Launch Weather Satellite)
[SatNews] For more than 15 years, a $518-million military weather satellite sat in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Corp.'s facility in Sunnyvale waiting...
 
Arianespace + Thales Alenia Space—Sentinel-1A Driven To Orbit (Launch)
[SatNews] Arianespace has delivered on its primary mission to support Europe with guaranteed and autonomous access to space, successfully orbiting the Sentinel-1A...
 
NOAA—DMSP-19's Importance (Launch)
[SatNews] The liftoff of the latest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft will, ultimately, lead to more data flowing into NOAA’s weather models that...
 
NASA + Space Station's Small Shapes + Sizes In Satellite Suite... (Nanosatellites)
[SatNews] Putting the tiny satellites into orbit from the space station isn't as simple as shoving them out an airlock.
 
Arianespace—Sentinel-1A Getting Final Checkout (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] Arianespace's seventh Soyuz to be launched from French Guiana is now undergoing final checkout for its April 3 liftoff following installation of the mission's satellite...
 
Arianespace...The Soyuz Workhorse Ready To Race Sentinel-1A Into Space Tomorrow (Launch)
[SatNews] is a partnership designed to give Europe complete independence in the acquisition and management of ...
 
Orbital Sciences + NASA—CYGNSS To Climb Via Pegasus XL (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) has announced that NASA has awarded the company a contract to launch the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite...
 
ULA + DoD Launch + The Rest Of The Story...After 15 Years Patience Finally Pays Off! (Launch)
[SatNews] For more than 15 years, a $518-million military weather satellite sat in a clean room waiting for the day it would be launched...Spy satellites would take pictures of the Soviet Union and...
 
Sea Launch—Discrepancy Demands De-Mate + Delay (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] During the final “dry” roll-out phase of integrated launch vehicle (ILV) processing a discrepancy in the...
 
Thales Alenia Space—Sentinel-1 Is Ready For Its Spatial Debut (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] The European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite, designed and built by Thales Alenia Space, is ready to be launched from the Guiana Space Center in French...
 
Clyde Space—U-Kube-1's Special Payload (Satellite)
[SatNews] Clyde Space has confirmed that Scotland’s first satellite, UKube-1, is set to carry a live haggis into orbit....