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MUOS-5 is getting close to its orbit

After problems with main propulsion, American military communication satellite seems to have had speed up and is reaching end of its orbital journey to designated orbit. MUOS-5 was launched on June 24, 2016 on atop of Atlas V (551) from Cape Canaveral SLC-41. Satellite was last, backup unit, from series of five communication satellites developed…
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Boeing CST-100 delayed for 6 months

Boeing announced that their CST-100 Starliner manned spacecraft will be launched for the first time with 6 months delay. News came in pair with show of new aerodynamic concept of Atlas V/CST-100 combo. Boeing and United Launch Alliance have had problems with general aerodynamic conception of Atlas V/CST-100 Starliner combo from some time. Boeing announced…
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Intelsat-33E and Intelsat-36 delivered to space during VA232 !

On August 24, 2016 at 22:17 GMT Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from Guiana Space Center in its 231st flight, with two communication satellites under payload fairing: Intelsat-33E by Boeing and Intelsat-36 by SSL. Both spacecraft will enhance offer of American Intelsat Company over Europe, Africa and South Asia. It was fourth launch by Arianespace in…
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Russian plans for Sea Launch

Joint venture company Sea Launch (established in 1995 by Norway, Russia, Ukraine and the USA) after hard times being result of generally bad political situation between Ukraine (provider of the Zenit rockets) and Russia seemed to be doomed to bankruptcy. Now it seems that there is chance to keep ultimate sea platform for launching rockets to…
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Boeing CST-100 reaching next milestone – thrusters after hot fire tests !

Manufacturer of the propulsion system of future manned spacecraft delivering astronauts to International Space Station under CCDev NASA program, Aerojet Rocketdyne, had already finished hot fire tests of engines, which will power Boeing CST-100. As we know Boeing flagship is part of the contract with NASA for creating next generation manned spacecraft. Program is known widely…
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Sierra Nevada is planning next flights of Dream Chaser already in 2016 !

Sierra Nevada Corporation with their Dream Chaser reached next milestone of CRS2 contract and is planning resuming flights of its spaceplane later this year. Company announced on July 11, 2016 on their website about acquiring NASA approval for design, development, test and evaluation program of Dream Chaser. Plans were prepared as ISS Integration Certification Milestone 1,…
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MUOS-5 and Atlas V within hours !

Today we are waiting for MUOS-5 mission. Atlas V combined with Centaur upper stage will deliver satellite created for US Navy starting from Cape Canaveral SLC-41 at 14:30 GMT. MUOS-5 is last new generation communication satellite created by Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics for US. Constellation of five satellites (4 operating and one backup) will…
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Eutelsat 117W B & ABS-2A delivered to orbit on atop of Falcon-9

Next successes of Falcon-9 1.2V - deploying two broadcasting satellites, but first stage failed to land on droneship. 2016 seems to be lucky for Elon Musk's team, but reusable technology is still experiment. Mission planned for today was commercial launch performed from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral. Contracted payload was two broadcasting geostationary…
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Mars orbital base – new concept by Lockheed Martin

Companies from space industry started to bid - after conception of lunar space station by Orbital ATK we have new idea by Lockheed Martin: Mars orbital camp! It seems that NASA will not cry after International Space Station for a long time - new plans and conceptions offered by American companies look impressive. If they will be…
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New initiative by Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK announced about their proposal of creating manned Cislunar Outpost for NASA. It is possible that this project should be considered as future NASA plan for possessing habitable place in space also with future possibility of permanent habitation. Orbital ATK announced on May 18, 2016, about their project of creating cislunar space station based on…
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