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Archive for September 15th, 2014

Launch date set for fourth SpaceX cargo mission to ISS

September 15th, 2014 by

The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Saturday, 20 September from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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ISDLA-1 arrives for dual-payload Ariane 5 mission in October

September 15th, 2014 by

Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight are moving into their full pace with delivery of the mission’s other passenger – ISDLA-1 – to French Guiana, where it joins the ARSAT-1 satellite that arrived earlier this month.

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ULA to support Air Force RFI for new national engine

September 15th, 2014 by

United Launch Alliance (ULA) said it will support the United States Air Force’s Request for Information (RFI) for a new national engine and that it is finalising details related to developing its own next generation, first-stage American engine with a U.S. aerospace partner.

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Orbcomm launches commercial service for first six OG2 satellites

September 15th, 2014 by

Orbcomm Inc. announced that it has launched commercial service for its first six next generation OG2 satellites.

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Opportunity flash-memory reformat successful

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NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity’s Flash file system was successfully reformatted on Sol 3773 (4 September 2014).

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Did a Russian spy satellite ‘explode’ over the U.S.?

September 15th, 2014 by

Reports about an ageing Russian spy satellite that failed and “exploded” over the U.S. appear to be exaggerated. Nonetheless, something likely did go wrong.

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