Tag Archives: SRB

Targeting Bennu – OSIRIS-REx launched yesterday !

One of the most important missions for NASA has begun yesterday at 23:05 GMT on SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. Atlas V rocket delivered to orbit Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx). OSIRIS-REx is first in NASA history sample return mission to asteroid. It will be third in the world after successful Japanese…
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SLS booster motor fired and tested !

It seems that in quite short time PSLV and Ariane 5 will lose their supremacy in being equipped with¬†largest solid fueled rocket engines. Please welcome the SLS solid fueled rocket booster motor by Orbital ATK! Second (first was performed in Utah in 2015) fire test was planned by Orbital ATK at¬†14:05 GMT but in the…
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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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