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Next Blue Origin test flight already on October 2016 !

After last successful test flight performed on June 19, 2016, Blue Origin decided to take a summer holidays from flights of their. But now it is sure, that at least one flight will be conducted before end of the year. It is time to work! According to email sent by Jeff Bezos next test flight…
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New opening – Blue Origin announces their new launch vehicle !

Yesterday Blue Origin along with Jeff Bezos announced that company will start developing new heavy rocket to conduct first test flight before end of this decade from Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral. Everything started from email sent by Jeff Bezos, who explains whole sense of new project. New launch vehicle is impressive in its technical specification,…
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MUOS-5 problem still not solved

Communication satellite launched under contract signed between U.S. Navy and United Launch Alliance still suffers from the problems with propulsion, which makes reaching correct orbit over Indian Ocean under the question. Satellite was launched on atop of Atlas V (551 configuration) from Cape Canaveral SLC-41 on June 24, 2016. It was last from series of five next generation communication satellites, which were designed…
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Project of Iranian spacecraft entered new phase

After 3 years delay of Iranian program of sending man into space reached next level of development after finishing conceptual design phase. Unfortunately along with that date of launching manned vehicle was moved in time. On June 22, 2016, in Tehran, Iranian scientists working for ISA (Iranian Space Agency) finished successfully first phase of development of their…
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NROL-61 launched !

We are just after third in this year launching of secret payload y United Launch Alliance for National Reconnaissance Office. Again NRO left much space for assumptions regarding characteristic of the payload covered with 4 meter fairing of Atlas V. Atlas V was launched from Cape Canaveral SLC-41; rocket was rolled out after assembling and payload…
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Next phase of Dream Chaser in flight tests will start soon

It is important moment for Sierra Nevada Corporation and whole CRS2 program. Full scale test model of their Dream Chaser spacecraft will enter soon next phase of flight tests. According to Sierra Nevada yesterday Dream Chaser became ready to be transported for next flight tests necessary to pass certification for missions under Commercial Resupply Services 2…
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Next RS-25 fire test, this time without issues

Last test of RS-25 engine number 0528 was performed on July 14 and as it was announced, it was terminated due the problems with one of the connectors part of the Advanced Health Management System. This test, just as the previous one, was performed at NASA engine testing facility in Stennis, Mississippi on A-1 test stand.…
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NROL-61 orbit unveiled !

Launched recently on July 28, 2016, on atop of United Launch Alliance Atlas V (421) classified payload was spotted by one of the Australian satellite spotters. NROL-61 was launched on from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral AFS for national Reconnaissance Office. Due the published NOTAM it was possible to confirm that rocket will be launched in…
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New surprising Chinese satellite – launch already on 5th August 2016

China will launch on 5th August their new communication satellite from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Spacecraft is known as Tiantong-1 and was described by various sources as civilian mobile communication satellite working on S band. According to Chinaspaceflight, satellite will be launched Xichang Satellite Launch Center, probably from LC3 pad, on atop of Long March 3B/G.…
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NROL-61 is getting close !

Next mission with classified payload to support national security of United States Of America by United Launch Alliance; launch date of NROL-61 mission is getting close, payload still is covered with secret; although we can take a closer look on launch vehicle, weather forecast and gossips and assumes on character of the payload. Launch is…
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