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December 21, 2014
SpaceX delays resupply flight to ISS
Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) Dec 18, 2014
SpaceX's fifth commercial launch to provide supplies to the International Space Station was delayed due to problems experienced during an engine fire test, the company and NASA said Thursday. The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to take off with the Dragon cargo ship Friday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket is now scheduled to launch the morning of Jan. 6. A news release from NASA said the delay was to allow "SpaceX engineers time to investigate further issues that arose ... read more

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SpaceX on Thursday postponed the planned launch later this week of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship after unspecified "issues" arose during a launchpad test, the company said in a statement. ... more
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O3b satellites integrated on Soyuz For Dec 18 Arianespace flight
Arianespace's next medium-lift Soyuz to be launched from French Guiana is now complete following the integration of its "upper composite," which consists of four O3b Networks connectivity satellites ... more
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2015 to be a busy year, says ISRO chief
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Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday
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SpaceX Soon To Try Landing First Stage on Floating Platform
SpaceX plans to try a recovery of a Falcon 9 first stage on an ocean going floating platform during its next cargo launch to the International Space Station (ISS), now planned for this Friday. ... more
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NASA, SpaceX reschedule next week's ISS resupply launch
NASA announced Thursday that the launch of SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule will be delayed three days. The International Space Station resupply mission was originally scheduled to blast off on Tuesday, December 16. But proceedings have been rescheduled for Friday, December 19. ... more
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XCOR Presents New Platforms For Suborbital Science at AGU
XCOR Aerospace presents new instruments for solar observation and atmospheric phenomena measurement, alongside its full scale Lynx spacecraft, December 15-19 at the American Geophysical Union Fall M ... more
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Russia launches Yamal-401 communication satellite
Russia has successfully launched a telecommunication satellite which was put on orbit by the jubilee mission of the Proton rocket, Roscosmos Federal Space Agency said Monday. "Yamal-401 satell ... more
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ILS Proton launches Yamal-401 satellite marking 400th Proton mission
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Lockheed Martin Wins Medium Lift RFP
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Final payload integration begins for O3b Networks' four satellites
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Europe to build new-generation Ariane 6 rocket
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Launch of European Ariane-5 Space Rocket From Kourou Postponed
The launch of an Ariane-5 carrier rocket with two telecommunications satellites from the Kourou space center in French Guiana was postponed on Thursday due to poor weather, the launch operator said. ... more
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Go-ahead given for Ariane 5 dual-payload mission
Arianespace's sixth heavy-lift mission of 2014 has been given the go-ahead for Thursday's liftoff from the Spaceport on a dual-passenger Ariane 5 flight carrying the DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 satellite ... more
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Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe
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After a two-year debate sparked by the emergence of low-cost competition, European space nations on Tuesday are likely to back plans to build a new rocket, the Ariane 6, say sources. ... more
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Soyuz at Kourou ready to loft another batch of O3b Networks birds
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