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Chang Zheng-4C fails to launch observation satellite

May 23rd, 2019 by

The attempt to launch a remote sensing Yaogan-33 satellite carried by a Chang Zheng-4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center was unsuccessful.

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Crew Dragon completely destroyed in explosion, SpaceX admits

May 2nd, 2019 by

It was confirmed that SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule was completely destroyed in what was originally announced as an “anomaly” during testing on 20 April.

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NASA investigation uncovers cause of science mission launch failures

April 30th, 2019 by

NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) investigators have determined the technical root cause for the Taurus XL launch failures of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) and Glory missions in 2009 and 2011, respectively: faulty materials provided by aluminium manufacturer, Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI).

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SpaceX silent after Crew Dragon explosion

April 23rd, 2019 by

There has been an unusual silence following the “anomaly” that occurred during testing a SpaceX Dragon-2 (aka Crew Dragon) spacecraft. SpaceX and NASA confirmed there was an “anomaly” but so far did not provide any details regarding the incident. A leaked video suggests that a rather large explosion took place, though.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule reportedly damaged during test preparations

April 21st, 2019 by

SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday. “The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand,” the company said in a statement.

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Intelsat 29e total loss after anomalies

April 18th, 2019 by

Intelsat has declared its IS-29e satellite a total loss.

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