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Archive for October 27th, 2014

Chinese Chang Zheng 2C launches Shijian-11 satellite

October 27th, 2014 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2C; Payload: Shijian 11-08; Date: 27 October 2014, 0659 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. State media said the launch was successful.

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GSAT-16 is delivered to French Guiana for next Ariane 5 launch

October 27th, 2014 by

Both satellite passengers for Arianespace’s sixth Ariane 5 mission of 2014 are now in French Guiana, marking a new milestone as preparations continue ahead of this heavy-lift flight scheduled for early December.

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Dragon lands in Pacific Ocean

October 27th, 2014 by

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down on Saturday, 25 October in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 480 km west of Baja California, returning 1,470 kg of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS).

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Progress M-24M undocks from ISS

October 27th, 2014 by

Russia’s Progress M-24M cargo resupply spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), the Mission Control Center (MCC) said.

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Update: Latest Proton launch only partially successful

October 27th, 2014 by

The recently launched Ekspress AM6 has in fact been deployed into a lower-than-planned orbit following an underperformance of the launcher’s Briz M upper stage.

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3rd of 4 planned manoeuvres extends MESSENGER operations

October 27th, 2014 by

MESSENGER mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory conducted the third of four manoeuvres to raise the spacecraft’s minimum altitude sufficiently to extend orbital operations and delay the probe’s inevitable impact onto Mercury’s surface until early next spring.

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