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Italian job – Vega delivered Turkish military satellite to orbit

Less famous comparing to Ariane opr Soyuz, but still reliable and useful for certain kind of missions; today's launch of Vega rocket showed, that Italian space industry still has something to say. It was 8th mission with manufactured by Italian Avio Vega rocket and second launch of this Italian rocket operated by Arianespace in 2016.…
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Buying rockets like cars – new ULA website already working

If You have around $109 million do not hesitate to enter rocketbuilder.com website and order today your Atlas V from United Launch Alliance - reliable partner You can trust ! These should be a motto for United Launch Alliance; company has just opened new website, where everyone is able to configure own Atlas V rocket…
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Progress MS-04 – reasons of anomaly.

Do not praise the day before the sunset - this phrase will be surely remembered by Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, who said on November 29, 2016: "The Russian space industry has made a significant breakthrough in the creation of advanced technologies after overcoming a series of defeats, hurtful accidents and catastrophes and…
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Surprising problems during MS-04 mission – Progress lost !

Mission of the Progress MS-04 showed, that even routine mission could bring unpredicted problems. Mission was planned as regular supply flight with fourth from the latest generation of Progress cargo spacecrafts combined with proven and reliable Soyuz-U rocket. Launch was scheduled to be conducted from legendary Gagarin’s Start (Launch Site 5/1) at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Soyuz-U…
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Soyuz-U/Progress MS-04 already rolled out !

Everything is ready - tomorrow launch of Soyuz-u rocket with Progress MS-04 on atop is closing with every hour. Penultimate cargo mission to International Space Station is progressing according to schedule. Yesterday long for 46 m and weighing 313 tons rocket was rolled out from MIK-112 Launcher Integration Facility, where integration process between rocket and…
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End of OA-5 mission

Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-5 SS Alan Pointdexter finished its mission in dense layers of atmosphere on November 27. It has spent in space 40 days since reaching orbit on atop of Antares 230 on October 17. It was successful month in space for SS Alan Pointdexter. In spite of fact of delivering over 2300 kg…
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New space control complex for Russian military in Crimea

Russian military is not going to stay behind civilian space organisation, State Corporation Roscosmos. After years of expensive civilian programs like new Vostochny cosmodrome, Russian military also would like to start new project to start modernization their space segment. Russian authorities are not going to limit activities objected for modernization only to spacecrafts and launch…
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Get ready for flight of Kuaizhou-1 light rocket

As it was announced previously by Xinhua news agency, China is going to conduct second launch of one of their latest light rocket launched from mobile platform. Known as Kuaizhou-1 rocket will be launched on December, probably in the following two weeks. China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) is targeting to December 2016 with…
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EDM crash explained, detailed report in 2017

European Space Agency claims, that have discovered main reason for disaster of their EDM lander during descent maneuver over surface of the Mars on October 19, 2016. But still, for more detailed report with full analysis and case study we will have to wait for 2017. First general analysis and first conclusions given by ESA…
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