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Navy’s MUOS-5 satellite reaches orbit

Posted November 4, 2016 by

The Navy’s fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached operational orbit and has successfully deployed its arrays and antennas. On Oct. 22, the MUOS team raised the MUOS-5 satellite to an operationally-suitable orbit. The team completed a series of deployments of the satellite’s solar arrays and antennas, with the last occurring successfully Oct….

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NASA’s newest astronaut recruits to conduct research for Earth, deep space missions

Posted June 9, 2017 by

After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000.

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NASA calls off next Mars mission; no time to fix leaky seal

Posted December 28, 2015 by Mike Schneider

NASA is calling off its next mission to Mars because there isn’t enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument. The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander’s seismometer, which was designed to measure ground movement on the red planet….

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Soyuz rocket tolls out at T-minus two days to launch

Posted March 21, 2018 by

NASA photograph The Soyuz rocket is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad, Monday, March 19, 2018, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A pair of U.S. astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut are just two days away from launching on a 50-hour, 34-orbit flight to the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold…

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Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft to launch site

Posted May 23, 2016 by

NASA's asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, took an across-country journey of about 1,600 miles before it launches on its 509 million mile journey to the asteroid Bennu.

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Another batch of Iridium satellites launched

Posted April 4, 2018 by Peter W. Merlin

Shortly after sunrise on March 30, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 more satellites for the Iridium NEXT communications system.

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New window improves view of science on orbiting lab

Posted June 14, 2017 by

NASA photograph The engineering model of the Microgravity Science Glovebox at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which manages the facility, with the front window removed, showing the space and access available inside. One of the busiest work stations on the International Space Station got a major upgrade recently, and it already has saved dozens of…

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New NASA record holder for cumulative days in space

Posted August 24, 2016 by

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land on Sept. 6, for a record total of 534 days in space. The Expedition 47/48 mission is Williams’ fourth…

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Rocket Lab raises $75 million in funding for scaling up production of electron rocket

Posted March 22, 2017 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–Rocket Lab, a private American-New Zealand space company, announced March 21 closing a Series D financing round of $75 million. The round was led by Data Collective, with additional investment from Promus Ventures and an undisclosed investor, and with renewed participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and K1W1. The closure of the…

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Saturn plunge nears for Cassini spacecraft

Posted August 31, 2017 by

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is 18 days from its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn. Its fateful plunge on Sept. 15 is a foregone conclusion -- an April 22 gravitational kick from Saturn's moon Titan placed the two-and-a-half ton vehicle on its path for impending destruction.

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