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Soyuz-U launches Progress cargo vessel

Submit on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 22:59

Rocket: Soyuz-U; Payload: Progress M-28M (Progress 60P); Date: 3 July 2015, 0455 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The spacecraft separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle normally. Less than 10 minutes after launch, the resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned.

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PSLV-C28 / DMC3 pre-launch details

Submit on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 22:58

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28), will launch three identical DMC3 optical Earth observation satellites built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom (UK).

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New Horizons ‘speeds up’ on final approach to Pluto

Submit on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 22:57

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft recently performed a 23-second thruster burst – the third and final planned targeting manoeuvre of New Horizons’ approach phase to Pluto. It was also the smallest of the nine course corrections since New Horizons launched in January 2006.

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Japan’s next-gen rocket to be named H3

Submit on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 22:56

JAXA has announced the official naming of the Next Generation Launch Vehicle currently under development. The name was decided in coordination with the prime contractor (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s modified XR-5 hall thruster tested in space

Submit on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 22:59

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s improved XR-5 Hall Thruster (designated XR-5A) has successfully completed initial on-orbit validation testing on the unmanned X-37 space plane, which is presently on its fourth mission in space.

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Ball Aerospace delivers GRACE Follow-On equipment

Submit on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 22:58

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. said it has delivered key components to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for a laser ranging system designed to achieve greater accuracy in measuring changes in Earth’s ocean, groundwater and glaciers.

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