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Busy weekend in space – WGS-9 launched, Dragon unberthed

It was busy time for NASA, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. ULA managed to deliver to orbit WGS-9 military communications satellite on the top of the Delta IV, NASA and SpaceX performed successfully unberthing of Dragon cargo spacecraft from International Space Station. Launch of Delta IV was planned as part of program of updating communications…
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First launch from Launch Pad 39A became success !

SpaceX brought back to live one of the most historic places in NASA history - Launch Pad 39A. With resupply mission to the International Space Station of their Dragon cargo lifted on the top of the Falcon-9 FT SpaceX started their extensive flight campaign from Kennedy Space Center. CRS-10 mission started with 24 hour delay…
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SpaceX postpones CRS-10 for 24 h

It not bad weather interrupted CRS-10 mission as it was predicted before. Launch was halted in the last moments before ignition due the technical reasons. More positive weather forecasts from Friday, which mentioned that chance for launch increased from 50% to 70% turned out to be truth. Launch was possible and refueling process along with…
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Everything is ready for CRS-10 !

Title should say everything about the weather. Only heavy rains predicted at Florida can stop SpaceX launch preparations. This historical mission is good sum up of position of SpaceX in American space industry. Company will launch in following days their Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft to International Space Station from LC-39 Pad A at Kennedy Space…
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CRS-9 Dragon returned after 37 days in space !

SpaceX Dragon, unmanned cargo spacecraft, returned yesterday from LEO orbit where it has spent over one month docked to Earth facing Harmony module of International Space Station. It was end of the CRS-9 mission, which covered among others delivering to ISS 2257 kg of supplies, including weighing almost half ton International Docking Adapter. After extracting…
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Dragon CRS-9 docked to ISS Harmony module

SpaceX Dragon docked successfully to Harmony module after over 48 hours space journey for International Space Station. Dragon was launched on atop of Falcon-9 FT rocket from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral AFS on July 18, 2016. It was planned that spacecraft will wait on orbit, until Russian cargo spacecraft Progress MS-03 will reach ISS and…
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Falcon-9 FT launched from SLC-40, Dragon delivered to orbit !

There was no surprise - Falcon-9 FT was successfully launched and delivered Dragon unmanned robotic cargo spacecraft to parking orbit. Spacecraft already started its journey to International Space Station with 2400 kg of payload including supplies, scientific experiments and International Docking Adapter inside unpressurized trunk in service module. At 04:21 GMT Falcon-9 FT was still…
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CRS-9 is getting close !

Falcon-9 1.2v remains ready at SLC-40 launch site at Cape Canaveral AFS with Dragon robotic cargo spacecraft under payload fairing. Only hours are separating us from beginning of the CRS-9 mission to International Space Station. According to weather forecasts given yesterday for Cape Canaveral, we have cloudless sky, mild wind and warm air-everything seems to…
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Progress and Dragon invades ISS !

Two robotic cargo spacecrafts will be launched in following days to support International Space Station with necessary supplies and hardware. Roscosmos and SpaceX both planned cargo missions to ISS for almost same time. Progress MS-03 will be launched on atop of Soyuz-2.1a on 16th July 2016 from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch of this spacecraft (it is 64th…
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Dragon undocking and reentry scheduled for 11th May 2016

NASA planned undocking from International Space Station SpaceX Dragon robotic spacecraft from resupply mission CRS-8 for 11th May 2016. Dragon will deliver scientific payload to Earth. Launched on April 8, 2016, Dragon spacecraft docked to International Space Station on April 9, 2016. Dragon delivered during CRS-8 mission 3136 kg of payload: 640 kg of science materials and…
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