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Eastern Range ready to return with two key launches after stand down


With a busy year already in the books, the Eastern and Western Ranges in the United States are readying for the next salvo of missions from SpaceX and…

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Eastern Range Radar issue delays upcoming Cape launches


A fire that impacted a radar asset on Florida’s Eastern Range has resulted in the postponement of two launches from Cape Canaveral. United Launch Alliance’s upcoming Atlas V…

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Vector Space aims to expand launch ranges with minimal infrastructure pads


Vector Space Systems, a startup small satellite launch service, is hoping to revolutionize the launch market not just through a dramatic reduction in cost for launch operations for…

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Range Realigns – SpaceX CRS-3 mission targets April 14


Thanks in part to the successful launch – at the first attempt – of the Atlas V with the DMSP-5D3 F-19 satellite on Thursday, teams have re-planned the next…

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Remembering Buran – The Shuttle’s Estranged Soviet Cousin


Under a veil of secrecy, the Soviet Space Shuttle “Buran” launched on her maiden mission 25 years ago. It was to be her only flight in space, with…

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Discovery launches after dramatic range fix late in countdown


Discovery has completed her final ascent into space, following a 16:53 Eastern launch from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Controllers managed to launch the veteran orbiter with just seconds…

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STS-129 slips to November 16 after Atlas wins Range battle


Atlantis has been reduced to just one launch attempt – on November 16 – after STS-129 lost the battle for the Eastern Range to two satellite launches from…

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Ares I-X TVC retesting taking place – Range Safety Waiver overview


Engineers have replaced the faulty GN2 accumulator on Ares I-X’s Thrust Vector Control (TVC), ahead of rollout to Pad 39B, currently set to take place on Tuesday or…

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STS-129 may slip several days due to Range battle with Atlas launch


From an official standpoint, STS-129 is continuing to target a November 12, though Shuttle manager John Shannon noted on Thursday that Atlantis will likely aim for a window…

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STS-127 wins range priority for June 17 – GUCP investigation latest


Endeavour has won the right to make a launch attempt on June 17 (Wednesday), following NASA discussions relating to the schedule priorities of the Eastern Range. The decision…

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Weather, Range and Radar Issues Identified in STS-126 IFA Review


As KSC engineers prepare for a much deserved break over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, several ongoing investigations and actions are taking place as a result of…

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SpaceX conducts static fire on Falcon 9 preparing for SES-11 flight


Following the cheers and gasps of Elon Musk’s latest BFR update in Australia, SpaceX is preparing to return to the bread and butter of its Falcon 9 manifest,…

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SpaceX realign near-term manifest ahead of double launch salvo


SpaceX is deep into pre-launch preparations for two upcoming missions that are set to lift off within a couple of days of each other. Both target launch dates…

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KSC, Cape preparing to evaluate damage following Hurricane Irma


Less than one year after the Space Center and the entirety of eastern Florida benefited from a last-minute wobble to the east of Major Hurricane Matthew – a…

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Mars spacecraft back on track to provide InSight into the Red Planet


NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is back on track for a 2018 launch after the discovery of leaks in key instrumentation…

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SpaceX static fire Formosat-5 Falcon 9, aims for another ASDS landing


Gearing up for their second Vandenberg flight in as many months, SpaceX has static fired the Falcon 9 that will lift an extremely light-weight Taiwanese satellite to orbit…

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ULA Atlas V launches TDRS-M out of Cape Canaveral


United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched a new satellite for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) on Friday, with an Atlas V carrying the TDRS-M satellite…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches CRS-12 Dragon mission to the ISS


SpaceX conducted its first flight from the US Eastern Range following July’s scheduled maintenance stand down on Monday, with its Falcon 9 resuming operations to deliver a Dragon…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 conducts static fire as Falcon Heavy waits in the wings


SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire test on the Falcon 9 set to launch the CRS-12 Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS). A successful test on Thursday…

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TDRS-M given priority over CRS-12 Dragon as launch dates realign


Launch delays are sometimes part of the equation in determining when specific missions launch in relation to each other.  Sometimes, those delays occur to missions for the same…