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SES-10 static fire aims SpaceX for history books & first core stage re-flight


In what is anticipated to be the first of many such occasions, SpaceX is preparing for the all-important static fire of the first stage of the Falcon 9…

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EVA-40: Astronauts complete EVA to prepare ISS for future crew vehicles


Two astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS), conducting a six and a half hour spacewalk to upgrade the station, perform routine maintenance, and prepare the station…

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RS-25 engine controller involved in static fire test at Stennis


NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Syncom Space Services have conducted the first hot-fire test of a flight model RS-25 engine controller on Thursday afternoon. The eight-minute long test firing…

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In-space DNA sequencing success looks to increase capability with OA-7


When the SpaceX CRS-9 mission launched to the ISS last July, it took with it a first-of-a-kind experiment to examine the possibility of sequencing DNA in space.  Not…

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Air Force reveals plan for up to 48 launches per year from Cape Canaveral


Following the successful launch of a Delta IV rocket with the WGS-9 satellite Saturday night, Brigadier General Wayne R. Monteith and Major General David D. Thompson of the…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes homecoming to conclude successful ISS mission


The latest SpaceX Dragon spacecraft concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Unberthing of the CRS-10 Dragon from the orbital outpost on Sunday began the critical…

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ULA Delta IV successfully launches WGS-9


United Launch Alliance’s first Delta IV launch of 2017 carried a Wideband Global Satcom spacecraft (WGS-9) into orbit Saturday. The lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station…

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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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SpaceX launches expendable Falcon 9 with EchoStar 23


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has conducted its third flight of the year on Thursday, following a scrub due to high winds on Tuesday. The launch carried a commercial…

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Chute tests for Starliner as ASAP worry about RD-180 certification


Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is progressing through a series of parachute drop tests, refining the technology for returning the spacecraft back home safely. However, NASA’s safety advisory body has…

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SpaceX science – Dragon delivers experiments for busy science period


SpaceX’s CRS-10 resupply mission has enjoyed a smooth period following its somewhat eventful berthing to the Station last month.  In the two weeks since the cargo craft arrived…

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SpaceX Static Fires Falcon 9 for EchoStar 23 launch as SLC-40 targets return


SpaceX is preparing to launch its second mission from KSC’s Pad 39A, with the expendable Falcon 9 tasked with the EchoStar 23 mission conducting a Static Fire test…

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Sentinel-2B rides Vega to join Copernicus fleet


Arianespace’s small launcher, the Vega rocket, has lofted the Sentinel-2B Earth observation satellite on Monday night (local time). Sentinel-2B becomes the fifth satellite launched for Copernicus following its…

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MAF recovering from tornado strike, aims to protect SLS critical path


While NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) continues to work through a recovery effort following last month’s tornado, Steve Doering, SLS Stages Element Manager, has provided a recent assessment…

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Atlas V launches 70th mission with NROL-79 from Vandenberg


For its second launch of the year, the Atlas V rocket marked its 70th mission to space on Wednesday as the veteran rocket lofted the National Reconnaissance Office’s…

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SpaceX to fly two private individuals on a Dragon 2 lunar mission


In a hastily arranged announcement, Elon Musk has revealed a plan to launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on a circumlunar mission, with two paying customers. The launch, which will…

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Commercial rotation plans firming up as US Segment crew to increase early


With Dragon now returned to flight and safely berthed to the ISS, time is ticking closer to the start of commercial crew transportation services to the station. In…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes rendezvous and berthing with Station


After lifting off from historic LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center, FL, on Sunday morning, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for the SpX-10/CRS-10 mission has successfully completed rendezvous and berthing…

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RS-25 conducts test for SLS as team waits on new engine controllers


The RS-25 team has conducted the latest hot-fire test of development engine 0528 at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Wednesday. While the team continues to wait…

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SpaceX debuts Falcon 9 launch from 39A with CRS-10 Dragon mission


SpaceX has conducted its first launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the end of the Space Shuttle program, with a Falcon 9 flying from the historic Launch…