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EFT-1 Orion inspections provide vital MMOD information


A forensic level investigation into the condition of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) on the Exploration Flight Test -1 (EFT-1) Orion has evaluated the level of MicroMeteoroid and…

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Stricken Progress M-27M spotted by ISS – Entry path under evaluation


As the Russians continue their evaluations into the failure of the Progress M27-M mission, the resupply vehicle has been spotted passing the International Space Station (ISS). The vehicle…

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MESSENGER ends Mercury adventure with a bang


NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft has ended its mission in a dramatic, but planned, event – crashing into the surface of the planet that…

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard conducts maiden test flight


Blue Origin has conducted a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital system. Aimed at the space tourism market, the BE-3 engine-driven rocket lofted its capsule to Mach 3 and…

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Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive


A group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has successfully tested an electromagnetic (EM) propulsion drive in a vacuum – a major breakthrough for a multi-year international effort comprising…

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Russian Progress M-27M lost in space


A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket lofted the latest Progress resupply vehicle (M-27M) for what was supposed to be a fast rendezvous trip to the International Space Station (ISS)….

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SpaceX Falcon 9 lofts Turkmenistan’s first satellite


Making its second launch in less than a fortnight, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carried Turkmenistan’s first satellite to orbit Monday evening following a liftoff from Cape Canaveral. The…

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Ariane 5 conducts dual launch with Thor 7 and SICRAL 2


An Ariane 5 ECA was back in action on Sunday evening, lofting another pair of satellites into space. Thor 7 and SICRAL 2 rode uphill on the Arianespace workhorse…

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Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle’s important legacy


The Space Shuttle achieved many historic milestones during its 30 year career, with Friday marking one of the more famous – the 25th anniversary of Discovery launch with the…

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SpaceX ready for another launch and key Commercial Crew test


SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire test on the next Falcon 9 rocket set to launch out of Florida, tasked with the lofting of the TurkmenistanSat spacecraft on…

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