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SES-10 Mission Info

UPDATE 2: Looks like F9 wasn’t the only thing recovered. Payload fairing LANDED SUCCESSFULLY. Fairing has thruster systems and steerable parachute. UPDATE: Success!! Great Launch and Great 2nd Landing for this F9! “The SES-10 mission will mark a historic milestone on … Continue reading

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SpaceX ECHOSTAR XXIII MISSION

UPDATE 3/16: Successful deployment of EchoStar XXIII to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit confirmed. Launch:   ———— SpaceX is targeting launch of the EchoStar XXIII mission tomorrow, Thursday, March 16th, from the historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space … Continue reading

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CRS 10 Mission

UPDATE: Success! Nominal Launch. Nominal Flight. Successful landing. “SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low-Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. SpaceX is targeting a late morning launch of its … Continue reading

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Japan launches new solid fuel rocket

Japan has placed the ERG satellite into orbit on December 20th using a new 3 stage solid fuel rocket called the Epsilon Launch Vehicle. “JAXA successfully launched the second Epsilon Launch Vehicle with Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace … Continue reading

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China launches heavy-lift Long March-5

  Details on Long March 5 Height 57 m (187 ft) Diameter 5 m (16 ft) Mass 1,938,000 lb Stages 2 Capacity Payload to LEO 55,000 lb Payload to GTO 31,000 lb Payload to TLI 18,000 lb

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SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

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Atlas V OSIRIS-REX Launch info and paper model

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 … Continue reading

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