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STS-128 Scrubbed due to unacceptable weather – 24 hour turnaround


Unacceptable weather over the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has caused the scrub of STS-128 for 24 hours. NASA managers had worked through a few minor last-minute issues with Discovery…

MSFC claim: ET unacceptable for flight


A series of documents acquired by NASASpaceflight.com explain the split of opinion that Shuttle manager Wayne Hale referred to during Friday’s Shuttle update press conference. That split came…

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Weather frustrates Wallops launch of sounding rocket with light show


A Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket is set to provide people on the mid-Atlantic coast with a luminescent cloud light show. However, several attempts have been scrubbed, including attempts on…

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ASAP on board with NASA’s DSG as stepping stone to Mars


NASA’s major push towards building a new outpost near the Moon has received encouraging words from its key safety advisory body. NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) was…

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MAF in major push to bring SLS production back to full thrust


Impacted by significant disruptions in recent months, a wide range of assembly and production work for the Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage nevertheless continues at the Michoud…

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Commercial Crew on tight but achievable timeline for crewed flights in 2018


The long and arduous process of achieving commercial crew transportation services to space is closing in on an important milestone.  At a recent update to the NASA Advisory…

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NASA finally sets goals, missions for SLS – eyes multi-step plan to Mars


After years without concrete missions beyond the current EM-2 test flight, NASA has finally unveiled a plan for multiple missions of its SLS rocket.  The plan would see…

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India’s PSLV deploys a record 104 satellites


India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket has launched what a record haul of 104 satellites on Wednesday in a morning launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre….

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Boeing and NASA prepare for the assembly of the first SLS rocket


Prime contractor Boeing recently discussed the current progress of assembly and production for the first Core Stage elements of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). With assembly of the…

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Research on Space Station is “excellent”, faces a backlog of requests


While a great deal of attention was paid to ISS during its construction phase, the Station – a National Lab of the United States – has been entrenched…

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Space Station in good health, prepares for busy Expedition 50 period


As part of the normal review process, NASA has updated the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) on the status of the International Space Station – including its overall health,…

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Atlas V successfully launches with GOES-R advanced weather satellite


An Atlas V rocket has successfully deployed a next-generation weather satellite for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Saturday. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket launched…

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Software and Service Module cited as main critical paths to EM-1 launch date


A top level overview at NASA’s Advisory Council (NAC) has shown most of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft flows are on track for a 2018…

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Atlas V launches WorldView-4 out of Vandenberg


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket – interrupted by a wildfire – finally conducted a rare commercial launch on Friday, tasked with orbiting the WorldView-4 Earth-imaging…

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Vega launches with Peru Sat-1 & SkySat 4, 5, 6, 7 payload


Arianespace were in action on Thursday, with the launch of a Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying the Peru Sat-1 and SkySats…

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Atlas V begins OSIRIS-REx’s round trip to the asteroid Bennu


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has began a seven-year round trip to the asteroid Bennu on Thursday, beginning its journey via a launch aboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas…

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GOES-R next generation weather satellite arrives for Florida processing


The next generation weather satellite, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite “GOES-R”, has arrived in Florida for pre-launch processing. The spacecraft completed a plane ride inside a USAF C-5 cargo…

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SLS critical flight paths refined for 2018 debut; thrust profiles updated


NASA’s Exploration Systems Development office has completed its review of progress to date as well as forward path activity on the development of the Space Launch System (SLS)…

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NASA exploration focuses on Deep Space Hab systems and crew health


As part of its comprehensive review to the NASA Advisory Council, the US space agency has presented its review of progress on the development of a Deep Space…

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NASA positive over synergistic approach for Dream Chaser goals


SNC’s Dream Chaser crew vehicle is preparing for another California adventure, highlighted by a second free flight, approach and landing test in December. Although she was rejected by…