SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

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Atlas V OSIRIS-REX Launch info and paper model

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Here is the information for the launch of the AtlasV OSIRIS-REX mission. Let’s go bring back a piece of an asteroid!

OSIRIS-REx’s key science objectives include:
• Return and analyze a sample of Bennu’s surface
• Map the asteroid
• Document the sample site
• Measure the orbit deviation caused by non-gravitational forces (the Yarkovsky effect)
• Compare observations at the asteroid to ground-based observations

Website: http://www.asteroidmission.org/

Watch Live: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Launch Window: September 8, 2016 – 7:05 – 9:05pm eastern
Launch location: SLC-41 Cape Canaveral

AXM has just released a wonderful 1/96 scale paper model build in advance of the launch.
You can get it here

You can also download a 3-D model of the Bennu asteroid

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Video of the F9 AMOS-6 explosion

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SpaceX rocket and AMOS-6 payload lost in explosion

This morning an explosion rocked the Cape. During test for the AMOS-6 launch the SpaceX vehicle and payload were destroyed during an explosion at complex 40 at 9:07 am EDT.

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here is the official statement

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Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 paper model now available from AXM

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F9 JCSAT-16

 

After last nights successful mission its time

to build a paper model. Fortunately for us AXM

has released a new paper model today!

Click here for model

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JCSAT-16 Launch Info

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  • Launch window opens: 1:26 am Eastern Time August 14, 2016
  • Vehicle: Falcon 9 v1.2
  • Payload: JCSAT-16 –Details on JCSAT-16
  • Destination orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Landing attempt: Yes
  • Landing Site: Downrange on Of Course I Still Love You
  • Live Broadcast from SpaceX
  • Youtube live links: Hosted and Technical (coming soon)
  • Countdown Clock
  • Current Launch conditions prediction: 90 percent chance of favorable conditions
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Orion Spacecraft desktop paper model

Time to build an Orion Spacecraft.

Here is a paper model offered by NASA

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