Archive for January, 2013

Atlas V Launches NASA’s TDRS-K Satellite

Atlas V Launches NASA’s TDRS-K Satellite

Powered by its Russian built RD-180 main engine, a United Launch Alliance  Atlas V 401 launched NASA’s TDRS-K communications satellite into orbit Wednesday evening, in a picture perfect liftoff from Cape Canaveral.  The 401, which is the simplest version of the booster, departed right on time at 8:48 PM EST, ultimately placing the Boeing built satellite into a geosynchronous transfer […]

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SpaceX Wins New Commercial Launch Order

SpaceX Wins New Commercial Launch Order

SpaceX and Israel’s Space Communication Ltd.,  Spacecom,  announced late yesterday that it has won a launch order for Spacecom’s AMOS- 6  communications satellite. The launch of the 5 ton satellite to geosynchronous orbit is slated to  be conducted in 2015 aboard a Falcon 9 out of Cape Canaveral.  It will replace the AMOS- 2 satellite, which is scheduled to be retired in 2016. Unlike […]

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Third Try is the Charm for South Korea’s Launch Vehicle

Third Try is the Charm for South Korea’s Launch Vehicle

After two previous launch failures and two scrubs on this flight,  South Korea achieved its first orbital launch earlier today when its KSLV launch vehicle , also called Naro-3 lifted off from the spaceport for which it is named.  Carrying a small research satellite,  STSAT-2C,  the two stage rocket lifted off from the launchpad at 4:00 PM KST and made […]

NASA Solicits Public for Research Proposals on ISS

NASA Solicits Public for Research Proposals on ISS

When President Bush introduced the Vision for Space exploration 9 years ago, long term prospects for the International Space Station suddenly didn’t look so good.  As it turned out, ISS ultimately survived VSE and Project Constellation, with much of the American section of the station’s scientific research handed over to CASIS, the Center for the Advancement of Science,  which manages it as a U.S. […]

Posted in: NASA, Space Stations
Remember Challenger, 27 Years Later
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Remember Challenger, 27 Years Later

[brightcove vid=2124946463001&exp3=1403109806001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=1417332051&pk=AQ~~,AAAAAFR6xVM~,85KKOZyvPf6qwFANvqEzo9EFltY58YnJ&lbu=http://www.space.com/19498-nasa-remembers-challenger-video.html&w=400&h=292]May their sacrifice not be in vain. Ad Astra Per Aspera.

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Iran Launches Monkey on Suborbital Flight

Iran Launches Monkey on Suborbital Flight

Source: Fars News Agency Iran announced today that it has successfully launched a small monkey on a suborbital flight. This marks the second primate launch attempt for Iran, the first of which apparently ended in failure, and the death of the test subject, in September of 2011.  Today’s attempt was carried out by the Ministry of Defence’s […]

NASA TDRS-K, Korean KSLV Scheduled for January 30th Launch

NASA TDRS-K, Korean KSLV Scheduled for January 30th Launch

Two launches are scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th. First up is the Korean KSLV, also dubbed Naro-3, which will be making its third attempt, following delays from October 26 and November 29.  The launch is scheduled for a time frame between 3:55  and 7:30 PM KST,  (14 hours ahead of U.S. EST)  with the precise […]

NASA Sounding Rocket Mission Solves Major Solar Mystery

NASA Sounding Rocket Mission Solves Major Solar Mystery

Only hours after NASA announced the latest winners in its Flight Opportunities Program housed in the Office of the Chief Technologist,  researchers announced a major scientific discovery made possible by a similarly brief suborbital launch conducted on a  Black Brant sounding rocket on July 11 as part of NASA’s separate Low Cost Access to Space program.  The High Resolution Coronal […]

Virgin Galactic Tapped by NASA to Host Commercial Research Payload

Virgin Galactic Tapped by NASA to Host Commercial Research Payload

Virgin Galactic, Masten Space Systems and UP Aerospace were among the winners in the  latest round of research flight assignments as part of NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, which makes use of a variety of reusable assets to host small, low-cost research payloads.  Altogether, the agency made 13 awards,  but only four were for payloads on  reusable commercial suborbital vehicles,  with […]

Deep Space Industries Introduced Today

Deep Space Industries Introduced Today

Source: NBC A new asteroid mining venture, Deep Space Industries, will be unveiled later today at the The Santa Monica Museum of Flying beginning at 10 AM PT and broadcast on spacevidcast.com as well as Youtube.  Press releases thus far have indicated that the company will initially focus on sending small, 55 lb. spacecraft evocatively named Firefly, […]

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