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Global Mosaic assembled from Mars Color Camera Photos – Credit: Indian Space Research Organization. India's Mars Orbiter Mission, having already surpassed its planned operational life & exceeded all expectations, completed a critical orbital adjustment this week to avoid lengthy solar eclipses in ...
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Quantum Communications Session with a Quantum Ground Station near Xinglong in north China's Hebei Province – Photo: Xinhua/Jin Liwang. China's Quantum Science Satellite was declared operational this week after five months of in-orbit testing, now set for a busy two-year mission demonstrating ...
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Photo: United Launch Alliance. ULA's Atlas V rocket stood fully fueled atop its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday night, but was grounded late in the day's countdown due to a technical issue holding up the planned liftoff with a $1.2 billion missile warning satellite and a wayward aircraft causing a ...
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Image: Lockheed Martin/NASA. NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver on December 28, 2016 and is now lined up for a planned September 2017 flyby of Earth that will alter the spacecraft's path to enable it to link up with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 for ...
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January 18, 2017 Patrick Blau 2 Views Cape Canaveral, SBIRS, SBIRS-GEO 3. Photo: United Launch Alliance/Lockheed Martin. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V stands tall atop its Cape Canaveral launch pad as it awaits the rocket's first mission of the year on Thursday, the delivery of a vital asset for ...
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The most recent Soyuz (MS-03) during pre-launch processing – Photo: RSC Energia. Roscosmos on Monday confirmed earlier reports that the next Soyuz spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station with a crew of two will be replaced by the subsequent vehicle that was at a similar stage in its ...
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Photo: United Launch Alliance. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket thundered off from Cape Canaveral Friday night, carrying into orbit a critical missile warning satellite for the U.S. defense forces to keep watch over potentially dangerous missile launches affecting the U.S. homeland and forces ...
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Photo: NASA. NASA is looking to temporarily increase the American crew contingent aboard the International Space Station from three to four as soon as September by purchasing seats on Russian Soyuz spacecraft given to Boeing in the dismantling of the failed Sea Launch endeavor. The original plan ...
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Four Galileo Satellites are readied for last November's launch atop an Ariane 5 – Photo: Arianespace/ESA/CNES/Optique Video du CSG. The European Space Agency is studying a potentially serious problem with the atomic clocks that drive Europe's Galileo Navigation Satellites and have shown an ...
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Soyuz Block I Upper Stage – Photo: RSC Energia. Russian space officials ordered a replacement of upper stage engines on Soyuz rockets for two upcoming cargo and crew missions to the International Space Station. The decision was made in the wake of the still-mysterious failure of a Soyuz rocket in ...
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Photo: Port of Los Angeles. SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship was towed into the Port of Los Angeles in the early hours on Tuesday, marking the triumphant return of the first Falcon 9 booster to stick a sea-based landing in the Pacific Ocean. Falcon 9 made an impressive return to flight on ...
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Monday's Satellite Deployments – Credit: JAXA. Six small satellites from Japan, Singapore and Italy were released from the International Space Station on Monday to begin a variety of technical demonstration missions with particular focus on orbital debris removal and re-entry systems. The satellites ...
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