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April 15, 2014
NASA Ames Launches Nanosatellites, Science Experiments on SpaceX Rocket
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 11, 2014
NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., will launch a variety of experiments into space aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of the Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. These experiments include a next-generation smartphone satellite, 100 stamp-sized nanosatellites and life science experiments to better our understanding of how spaceflight affects the human body, the growth of cells and plants. Future astronauts ... read more

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Soyuz ready for Sentinel-1A satellite launch
The Soyuz for Arianespace's seventh mission with its medium-lift workhorse launcher is now in the launch zone at French Guiana, ready to receive the Sentinel-1A satellite payload for Europe's Copern ... more
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Boeing wins contract to design DARPA Airborne Satellite Launch
What Boeing vehicle would hitch a ride on an F-15E, drop from the aircraft, fire its engines and deploy microsatellites into space? It's a new satellite launch vehicle concept designed by Phantom Wo ... more
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Arianespace's seventh Soyuz mission from French Guiana is readied for liftoff next week
The campaign for Arianespace's medium-lift Soyuz launch with the Sentinel-1A Earth observation satellite is moving into its final preparations for an April 3 liftoff from French Guiana. Follow ... more
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NASA Seeks Suborbital Flight Proposals
NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. NASA uses companies for suborbital flights ... more
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Arianespace Launches ASTRA 5B and Amazonas 4A
On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 22:04 UTC,Arianespace carried out the 59th successful Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: ASTRA 5B for the Luxembourg-based operator ... more
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SpaceX Launch to the ISS Reset for March 30
SpaceX has confirmed it will target its next cargo mission launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, for 10:50 p.m. EDT, Sunday, March 30. NAS ... more
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Ariane 5 hardware arrives for next ATV mission
Hardware for the Ariane 5 that will launch Europe's fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) has been delivered to the Spaceport, where it will be readied to orbit the resupply craft on another of Ari ... more
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Proton-M with two Russian communication satellites on board blasts off from Baikonur
A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage and two Russian communication satellites of the Ekspress-AT series on board has taken off from the Baikonur launch site, a Roscosmos representativ ... more
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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Solar Orbiter Mission
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Solar Orbiter Collaboration mission to study the sun in July 2017. The Solar Orbiter will launch on an Atlas V 411 ro ... more
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ASTRA 5B delivered for integration on Ariane 5 launcher
The ASTRA 5B satellite, one of two passengers for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 mission, has been delivered to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building - marking a step in payload integration. AS ... more
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Proton-M carrier rocket with two satellites abroad installed on Baikonur launch pad
A Proton-M carrier rocket with two communications satellites aboard was installed on a launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, March 12. The carrier rocket and ground equipment ... more
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Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services Announces Industry-Unique "Refund Or Reflight" Program
Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services has introduced the industry's first - and only - 100 percent space launch vehicle "refund or reflight" program, to protect customers in the event of a tota ... more
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ILS And ISS Reshetnev Announce Proton Dual Launch Agreement
International Launch Services (ILS) and JSC Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (ISS Reshetnev) have signed an agreement to collaborate on opportunities to launch two spacecraft ... more
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Arianespace in spotlight at Satellite 2014: expects another record-breaking year
Offering a family of launchers with unrivaled reliability, Arianespace reaffirms its position as the benchmark launch services provider, with solutions that cover the needs of the world's satellite ... more
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Launcher assembly begins for Ariane 5 Flight VA218
Activity is continuing in French Guiana to support Arianespace's busy 2014 launch schedule, with initial launcher buildup procedures underway for Flight VA218's Ariane 5 vehicle. As part of fa ... more
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United Rocket and Space Corporation registered in Russia
The United Rocket and Space Corporation has been registered in Russia, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wrote in his microblog in Twitter on Thursday. "The United Rocket and Space ... more
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Payload prep continues for Arianespace Soyuz for Sentinel-1A
The first spacecraft for Europe's Copernicus Earth observation program - Sentinel-1A - is now undergoing pre-launch checkout at the Spaceport, readying it for an April 3 liftoff on Arianespace's nex ... more
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New Vostochny space center a key priority for Russian Far East
Work on Russia's new Vostochny space center is a priority for the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the Russian space and defence industries said after having toured the fa ... more
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Russia to Start Building New Manned Rocket Launch Pad in 2015
Russia is planning to start construction of a launch pad for a new heavy-class carrier rocket at a future space center in the Far East next year to set the stage for its maiden manned launch in 2018 ... more
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'Mission of Firsts' Showcased New Range-Safety Technology at NASA Wallops
A spectacular launch from Virginia's eastern shore recently resulted in the successful deployment of a record-breaking 29 small satellites into orbit, but that wasn't the only first for the mission ... more
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First Copernicus satellite at launch site
The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to be prepared over the coming weeks for launch on 3 April. Its launch will mark a new shift in Earth observation, ... more
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New Russian Rocket Mock-Up Rolls Out to Launch Pad
A full-scale mock-up of Russia's first large post-Soviet rocket has been rolled out to a launch pad at the Plesetsk space center. The mock-up of the Angara, built by the Khrunichev aerospace r ... more
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Arianespace to launch OPTSAT 3000 and VENuS satellites
Arianespace and Italian company CGS S.p.A. announced the launch contract for the OPTSAT 3000 satellite today in Rome. Arianespace also announced that it had signed a launch contract with the Israeli ... more
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Lighter engines a headache for satellite launcher Ariane
Arianespace rockets excel at lifting the heaviest payloads into space, but a new technology allowing for lighter satellites is causing another big bang for an already fast-changing industry. ... more
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