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Archive for October 28th, 2014

Antares rocket explodes after lift-off, no injuries

October 28th, 2014 by

An Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus transporter to the ISS on the commercial Orb-3 resupply mission exploded about six seconds after lift-off on 28 October, 2222 UTC from Wallops Flight Facility, USA.

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Emergency landing for satellite en route to Baikonur

October 28th, 2014 by

A plane carrying a European satellite [apparently Astra 2G] on the way to the Baikonur cosmodrome has made an emergency landing at the airport of Ulyanovsk in Russia, a spokesperson for the Volga Investigative Committee on Transport

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Yamal 401 satellite delivered to Baikonur

October 28th, 2014 by

The Yamal 401 telecommunications spacecraft was delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a cargo plane.

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Next GPS satellite ready for launch

October 28th, 2014 by

The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch the eighth Boeing-built Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle, on 29 October. The launch window opens at 1721 UTC and will remain open for 18 minutes.

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Ekspress-AM6 scheduled to be commissioned in July 2015

October 28th, 2014 by

Russian Satellite Communications Company said in a brief statement that it will take the recently launched Ekspress-AM6 seven months to become operational, almost twice the time originally expected.

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China’s test vehicle starts trip back to Earth

October 28th, 2014 by

China’s experimental spacecraft, designed to fly around the moon and back to Earth, entered lunar orbit on Monday and is making necessary preparations for its trip back home.

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