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Archive for November 25th, 2013

Delay of the day: Falcon 9/SES-8

November 25th, 2013 by

The much anticipated launch of SES-8 aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 has been scrubbed.

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Not-so-fast cargo launch to the ISS

November 25th, 2013 by

Rocket: Soyuz-U; Payload: Progress M-21M; Date: 25 November 2013, 2053 UTC; Launch Site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The unmanned cargo transporter is to arrive at the International Space Station on 29 November.

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China launches experimental observation satellite

November 25th, 2013 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Shiyan Weixing-5; Date: 25 November 2013, 0212 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. State media reported the launch was successful.

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Europe’s contribution to Orion delayed six months

November 25th, 2013 by

A milestone in developing Europe’s contribution to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle, expected to take human crews beyond Earth orbit later this decade, has been set for next May. The period until then will allow for an in-depth design analysis for the proposed European hardware.

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Sentinel 1A almost complete, testing ahead

November 25th, 2013 by

The integration of Sentinel 1A environmental satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space for European Space Agency (ESA), is being finalised in the company’s clean rooms in Rome.

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NASA delivers precipitation satellite to Japan for 2014 launch

November 25th, 2013 by

A U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft carrying the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory landed at Kitakyushu Airport, Japan, on 23 November.

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