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SpaceX’s Thaicom 8 Launch info

UPDATE: Now scheduled for May 27th at 5:39pm ET  – Yesterday’s scrub was because of “a tiny glitch in the motion of an upper stage engine actuator” UPDATE: THAICOM–8 launch has been postponed until tomorrow while they investigate a small engine … Continue reading

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India’s new space shuttle

Yesterday a shuttle was launched but it wasn’t by the US, China or Russia. India launched a scaled down version of their new shuttle. The RLV-TD (Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator) was launched yesterday from the First Launch Pad at Satish … Continue reading

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SpaceX AsiaSat 8 Launch

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SpaceX Shock Collar

Great Shock Collar on yesterdays’s launch! What’s a Shock Collar?

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Video of Today’s SpaceX OG2 launch

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Russian launches new Angara Rocket

Russian has shaken off earlier glitches and launched the new Angara rocket. The rocket lifted off today from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome near Arkhangelsk in Russia’s far north.     more on the Angara rocket family here

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SpaceX CRS-3 Landing Restoration Video updates

During the CRS-3 mission the 1st stage did a soft retro landing above the water . The stage landing gear was released and the retro fire took place. When SpaceX retrieved the 21 second onboard video the quality was horrible. … Continue reading

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