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Archive for July 1st, 2018

New Dragon vessel launched to ISS

July 1st, 2018 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Dragon (CRS-15); Date: 29 June 2018, 0942 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes and thirty seconds after lift-off and is on its way to the International Space Station, currently expected to arrive on 2 July.

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Dawn’s engines complete firing; science operations continue

July 1st, 2018 by

Mission controllers have turned off the ion engines on NASA’s Dawn spacecraft for the last time and do not expect to turn them back on again.

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