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Ready or Not Are You?  Kennedy Space Center is Ready for Tomorrow's SpaceX Launch of BulgariaSat-1 
If you've ever wanted to view a launch Kennedy Space Center is providing the information you'll need to personally experience this thrill. 
 
Laser Comms for ATLAS Space Operation's Moon Mission to be Supplied by Astrobotic Technology
Through this partnership with ATLAS, Astrobotic will now able to offer up to one gigabit per second of data to its customers, an historic, thousand-fold increase of bandwidth for Astrobotic’s lunar mission.
 
TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Friday) for ISRO as They Prepare for Friday's Huge Launch of 31 Satellites
with 30 other nano satellites that will include 29 from 14 different countries and one from India made by students from ...
 
Penn State Student-Built Smallsat to Provide Insight into Solar Storms
The satellite will be able to collect GPS scintillation data and electron density and temperature measurements in a simulated solar storm so the...
 
Arianespace to Launch the PRISMA Satellite via Vega
PRISMA is an Earth Observation (EO) satellite fitted with an innovative electro-optical instrument...
 
Airbus Goes With Arianespace and the VEGA C for NexGen Observation Satellites
Airbus Defence and Space is the first commercial customer for the upcoming VEGA C launcher.
 
Thirty-One is the Number of Satellites to Launch Aboard an ISRO PSLV This Coming Friday
The rocket, in its 40th flight, will lift off with Cartosat-2E, an Earth Observation satellite with 30 other smallsats at 9:29 a.m. from the...
 
ISRO Needs to Keep Up With the Time ... Will Launch Back-up Satellite with Working Atomic Clock
one of the seven satellites in the constellation, that has been hobbled by the failure of the atomic clocks on board.
 
August Anticipation — Japan's Third GPS Satellite (Quasi-Zenith) Launch Now Planned
the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on Thursday has revealed the launch of the nation's third of the GPS satellites slated for August.
 
A What? An Aerospike Rocket Prepares for First Test Launch
Aerospike rocket engines are markedly more fuel efficient than the current engines that could result in ...
 
ISRO's Newest Green Idea ... Kerosene for Launch Vehicle's Semi-Cryogenic Engine
this semi-cryogenic engine in the launch vehicle uses refined kerosene which is lighter than liquid fuel and can be stored at a normal temperature.
 
ArianeGroup's New Sticky Website
The ultimate goal of every site is to encourage their viewers to remain there for a long duration of time, hence the term sticky website.
 
Delayed Bulgaria's First Satellite Launch Due to SpaceX's Precautionary Measures
SpaceX chose to err on the side of caution as Elon Musk tweeted “Postponing launch to replace fairing pneumatic valve. It is dual redundant, but ...
 
China's First X-Ray Space Telescope Sees Through Dust and Darkness to Find Black Holes, Pulsars and Gamma Ray Bursts
If it finds any celestial body in a state of explosion, it will conduct high-precision pointed observation and joint multiband observation with ...
 
Iridium's NEXT Test of 10 Pass With Flying Colors Now SpaceX and NEXT 10 Ready to Go Soon
66 interconnected satellites at an altitude of 780 km, along with nine spares in parking orbit and six more spare satellites on the ground.
 
Russia's Successful Launch of Progress MS-06 for NASA With Supplies and Experiments for ISS 
is delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the station, along with a cluster of small satellites to be released in orbit.
 
Double Its Lifespan Airbus's TerraSAR-X Satellite Provides Service Above and Beyond Its Call of Duty 
both satellites have been flying in formation with only a few hundred meters between them. They have acquired a huge amount of data which provides...
 
NASA's ISS Readies for a 'Home Delivery' and Launch of Soyuz with Progress 67P 
Progress 67 will remain docked at the station for almost six months before departing in December
 
A Revelation as Satellite “Opens Up”... India's GSAT-17 Simulates Zero Gravity
... an overhead latticework helped support the solar panels as they opened to their full length, simulating the zero gravity conditions in space.
 
NASA and Orbital ATK's Lucky Seven in Six ... Seventh ISS Mission Departs Six Weeks Early
With a spacecraft dubbed 'S.S. John Glenn' it is almost a certainty that it will stand the test—and then some—and that is what happened ...