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SpaceX external cargo manifest through 20th resupply mission revealed


As SpaceX nears completion of its investigation into the AMOS-6 pad conflagration on 1 September 2016, the company is firmly looking toward Return To Flight (RTF) of its…

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NASA prepares for first-ever in-space DNA sequencing experiment


With the arrival of the SpaceX CRS-9 mission to the Space Station Wednesday morning, the first-ever in-space DNA sequencer experiment has arrived at the international orbiting lab. The…

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Farewell Aquarius as SAC-D spacecraft concludes its mission


An international Earth observation satellite has come to the end of its mission, after the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft stopped working. Launched by the…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launches the DSCOVR spacecraft


Nearly fifteen years after its originally planned launch date, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission has set sail atop a SpaceX…

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SpaceX conducts Static Fire test ahead of DSCOVR mission


SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire test on its latest Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket Saturday, paving the way for a February 8 launch attempt to loft the DSCOVR…

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DSCOVR and Recover: SpaceX chase the cigar with next Falcon 9 mission


SpaceX will conduct a second attempt at landing a Falcon 9 v1.1 core stage on to its Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) next month, during its primary mission of…

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James Webb Space Telescope hardware entering key test phase


An array of high tech instruments are being put through their paces ahead of becoming part of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The successor to the Hubble…

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ULA Atlas V launches Landsat DCM spacecraft


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Altas V has launched its second mission in just a few short weeks, lofting the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite into orbit….

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Lockheed Martin complete milestones on two upcoming spacecraft


Lockheed Martin have updated the status of two spacecraft in their satellite nursery, with milestones reached on both the GeoEye-2 – which will be the world’s highest resolution…

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STS-135: Enabling a new era of robotic satellite refuelling in space


As Space Shuttle Atlantis prepares to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) for her STS-135 mission on Friday, signalling the end of the Space Shuttle era, a…

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Space Shuttle Endeavour: A New Beginning (Part I)


The Space Shuttle Program was well underway by January 1986 – with preparations marching toward the launch of the 25th Space Shuttle mission, a mission to place a…

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1983-1986: The Missions and History of Space Shuttle Challenger


25-years ago today, Space Shuttle Challenger was lost with all hands in the bright blue sky over Central Florida. Embarking on her 10th mission on January 28, 1986,…

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NASA’s Shuttle, Satellite, and Space Telescope fleet triumph in 2009


For NASA, 2009 proved to be a stellar year, one filled with five extremely successful Space Shuttle missions (one of which repaired the Hubble Space Telescope), the test…

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STS-129: ELC-2, Internal Transfers and EVA-2 preps mark Flight Day 5


As part of NASA’s effort to stockpile the International Space Station with as many spare components as possible before the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet, the Express…

Discovery – more than just a test flight


Shuttle Discovery’s July 1 launch from the Kennedy Space Center won’t just be to test out the modifications made to the External Tank, it won’t even be just…

NASA names new Flight Directors


NASA has named nine new flight directors who will join a unique group of individuals that lead human space flights from Mission Control, Houston. It is the second…

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Pioneer 10: first probe to leave the inner solar system & precursor to Juno


The first spacecraft to leave the inner solar system sailed into the asteroid belt 45 years ago today, 15 July 1972, on a mission that would mark many…

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Atlas V conducts OA-7 Cygnus launch to the ISS


United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK launched the OA-7 Cygnus mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday. Flying atop an Atlas V rocket, Cygnus departed the…

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Dextre praised for aiding ISS battery upgrade


Dextre, Canada’s adventurous robot on the International Space Station (ISS), has – along with his team – been recognized by the Johnson Space Center (JSC) for the work…

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Year In Review (I): Planetary orbit successes mark inner solar system returns


Throughout the inner solar system in 2016, NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, and ISRO built upon their prior year successes and demonstrated a coordinated and cooperative approach toward advancing…