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SpaceX launch

Posted June 4, 2018 by

SpaceX successfully launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit June 4, 2018, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m., EDT. The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff. Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-12 mission previously supported the OTV-5 mission…

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NASA astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth from space station

Posted June 4, 2018 by

NASA photographs After 168 days of living and working in low-Earth orbit, three members of the International Space Station Expedition 55 crew – NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – return to Earth, June 3, 2018, landing at…

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Airbus-built SES-12 dual-mission satellite successfully launched

Posted June 4, 2018 by

SES-12, the 13th satellite built by Airbus for SES, successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., June 4. Following separation from the launcher, the most powerful all-electric satellite ever has completed its initialization phase and has started its electric orbit raising operations as planned. SES-12 is the third all-electric satellite built by Airbus in orbit. Its…

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NASA remembers shuttle astronaut Don Peterson

Posted May 30, 2018 by

NASA photograph Astronaut Don Peterson NASA today is remembering Don Peterson, who flew aboard the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger and took part in the first spacewalk of the shuttle program. His May 27 death was reported by the Association of Space Explorers on its Facebook page. His mission, STS-6, launched from Kennedy Space Center,…

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Alan Bean, Apollo moonwalker and artist, dies at 86

Posted May 30, 2018 by

  Astronaut Alan Bean, a member of Nasa’s Apollo 12 mission, died May 26 at the age of 86. Bean was lunar module pilot on the November 1969 Apollo 12 mission, the second moon landing and he was the fourth person to walk on the lunar surface.  He and mission commander Pete Conrad explored on…

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NASA: Commercial partners key to sustainable moon presence

Posted May 25, 2018 by

As NASA shifts human exploration back to the Moon, U.S. commercial partnerships will be a key to expediting missions and building a sustainable presence on the lunar surface.

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NASA, space station partners announce future mission crew members

Posted May 25, 2018 by

NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch and Andrew Morgan have been assigned to spaceflights scheduled to launch in 2019. Both Koch and Morgan were selected as NASA astronauts in 2013. NASA photograph NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch has been assigned to Expedition 59/60, which is set to launch to the International Space Station in April 2019. Koch has been assigned to…

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Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

Posted May 23, 2018 by John Antczak

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Posted May 21, 2018 by

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Posted May 21, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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