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Showing posts with label launching satellites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label launching satellites. Show all posts

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Rocket Lab loses Electron booster, five small satellites in launch failure


Rocket Lab loses Electron booster, five small satellites in launch failure


Article Excerpt: "... The second stage of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket carrying seven small satellites malfunctioned after launch from New Zealand..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force


Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force


Article Excerpt: "... This is the third GPS satellite model of its kind to launch into orbit and SpaceX’s second time launching a GPS spacecraft. Called GPS III SV03, it’s part of a block of satellites known as GPS III, designed and built by Lockheed Martin..."


Reference: www.theverge.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cygnus cargo ship leaves space station for free-flying fire mission


Cygnus cargo ship leaves space station for free-flying fire mission


Article Excerpt: "... the cargo ship will now spend several weeks on its own deploying tiny satellites and conducting a fire experiment that scientists hope will lead to safer spacecraft for astronauts. The Northrop Grumman-built Cygnus NG-13 launched to the space station Feb. 15 on an Antares rocket and arrived three days later, delivering 7,500 lbs. (3,400 kilograms) of science gear ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Chinese rocket sells for $5.6 million in livestreamed auction: report


Chinese rocket sells for $5.6 million in livestreamed auction: report


Article Excerpt: "... a Kuaizhou-1A (or KZ-1A) rocket developed by ExPace, a commercial subsidiary of the defense contractor the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), was put up for auction online. Cao Meng of ExPace announced the item on a livestreamed auction held by Taobao, the world's biggest e-commerce website. Within..."


Reference: www.livescience.com

Friday, February 7, 2020

OneWeb sends 34 broadband satellites into orbit on Arianespace Soyuz rocket, challenging SpaceX


OneWeb sends 34 broadband satellites into orbit on Arianespace Soyuz rocket, challenging SpaceX


Article Excerpt: "...Europe’s Arianespace launch consortium today used a Russian-made Soyuz rocket to send 34 satellites into a near-polar orbit for OneWeb’s broadband internet constellation..."


Reference: www.geekwire.com

Monday, May 13, 2019

This is what 60 SpaceX internet satellites packed into a rocket look like


This is what 60 SpaceX internet satellites packed into a rocket look like


Article Excerpt: "... The 60 satellites, packed on a Falcon 9 rocket and ready to go, will mark the initial deployment for Musk’s attention-grabbing Starlink project that over time will send around 12,000 satellites into low-Earth orbit to create a broadband network capable of providing low-cost, high-speed global internet coverage..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NASA: India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits


India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits, claims NASA


Article Excerpt: "... India’s recent demonstration of its orbital defense capabilities scattered more than 400 pieces into various orbits, endangering the International Space Station and other emplacements, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. He called the test a “terrible, terrible thing..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company breaking ground on Alabama engine plant


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company breaking ground on Alabama engine plant


Article Excerpt: "... The plant to be located in Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park will manufacture Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine, which will power the next generation of rockets produced by United Launch Alliance in nearby Decatur. The engine, powered by liquid oxygen and liquefied natural gas, will end America’s reliance on a Russian engine for launching satellites ..."


Reference: www.al.com