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Archive for September 2nd, 2016

SpaceX lulled into routine by recent successes?

September 2nd, 2016 by

The launch for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission remains on track for 8 September. Initial assessments indicate the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and OSIRIS-REx spacecraft are healthy and secure in the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex-41, 1.8 km from the SLC-40 pad where a SpaceX Falcon 9 disintegrated yesterday. Otherwise, there’s little news regarding the cause and the effects of the Falcon 9 mishap. Sometimes it seems, though, that the wrong questions are being asked.

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Delays of the day: EchoStar-21, Kanopus-V-IK

September 2nd, 2016 by

Roskosmos has postponed the launch of a Proton-M with the EchoStar-21 satellite from 10 October to 23 November. It also has postponed the launch of the Russian Earth remote sensing satellite Kanopus-V-IK from October to 22 December.

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Japanese weather satellite to launch on 1 November

September 2nd, 2016 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have set a date for the launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 31 (H-IIA F31) with the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite “Himawari-9”.

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