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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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Replay of landing from CRS-9 mission

Great CRS-9 launch and for those who missed it here is the replay of the landing of the F9 last night.

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Great Soyuz launch photo

Love this image from NASA of the Soyuz Expedition 48 launch.

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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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