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Asteroid passes close to Earth !

Asteroid will fly in distance 4.6 times greater than distance between moon and Earth; still distance of 1 800 000 km is enough to spot asteroid with strong binocular today and tomorrow after dusk. The asteroid was named as 2014 JO25 after being discovered relatively not long time ago. In May 2014 one from astronomers at the Catalina…
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Cosmonaut Georgy Grechko passed away

According to TASS news agency former cosmonaut Georgy Grechko died on April 8, 2016 in Moscow. He was 85 years old. Georgy Grechko was born in Leningrad on 25 May 1931. He flew on number of soviet era space missions:  Soyuz 17, Salyut 4 Soyuz 26, Salyut 6 EO-1, Soyuz 27, Soyuz T-14, Salyut 7 EP-5 and…
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VA236 postponed again

Strike of workers at Guiana Space Center caused already one day of delay to scheduled for this week launch of Ariane 5 with SGDC and Koreasat-7 communications satellites. Now it appeared that management and unions failed to agree and mission slips to Thursday or even later. Arianespace, Company which is operator of Ariane 5 and is…
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North Korea after another ICBM missile test

North Korea after test fire of their latest rocket engine performed on Saturday performed trial of prototype of ICBM missile. It was another part of clear message for USA and their allies, that North Korea is strong enough to continue development of their space and rocket program in spite of sanctions and embargos. On Saturday…
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Terra Bella leaves Google !

Planet, company which owns and operates fleet of miniature satellites, acquired Terra Bella from Google to enhance own services with fleet of high resolution satellites. Google sold Planet one of its main competitors on the market. Planet, which operates at the moment fleet of 60 Cubesat satellites deployed mainly from International Space Station, starts in…
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Falcon-9 with Iridium satellites grounded by poor weather

Nine powerful Merlin-1D engines inside long for 70 m rocket are not enough in face of the power of weather. Due the weather forecasts predicting heavy rainfall and winds, SpaceX was forced to postpone launch of their Falcon-9 rocket planned for 9th January 2017. Rocket remains safe with ten Iridium data relay satellites encapsulated under…
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China keeps the pace !

It can be disputed if it is possible to speed up Chinese space program beyond level reached in 2016. New space station, next generations of Beidou navigation satellites, new launch vehicles and trials of the new manned spacecraft - everything seems to run with full speed. Chinese authorities would like to keep things on same…
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Return of Pegasus XL – CYGNSS satellites deployed !

Orbital ATK returned in 2016 not only with Antares rocket. Today, Company performed launch of their Pegasus XL rocket with NASA payload. Finally, after first not successful attempt of delivering to 500 km LEO orbit eight CYGNSS satellites, Pegasus XL managed to deliver payload to space. Problems with hydraulics, which appeared on Monday were followed…
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Buying rockets like cars – new ULA website already working

If You have around $109 million do not hesitate to enter rocketbuilder.com website and order today your Atlas V from United Launch Alliance - reliable partner You can trust ! These should be a motto for United Launch Alliance; company has just opened new website, where everyone is able to configure own Atlas V rocket…
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