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Getting new toys for Christmas – ULA is going to modify rockets for NRO

National Reconnaissance Office is one of significant customers for ULA. Close cooperation still tightens. United States Air Force is going to sign contract with United Launch Alliance for modification of two rockets. It is known that at stake are  Atlas V (421)with four meter long fairing (mainly used for large satellites for example Orion satellite with launch planned on 27th…
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Thales Alenia Space wins new market – contract with Bangladesh signed

Thales Alenia Space is consolidating position on world market of space industry by putting another customer into portfolio. Thales Alenia Space is well known of their potential and experience in manufacturing advanced military and civilian satellites. Since stablishing in 2005 it is still developing its potential and increasing sales on the market. TAS is looking…
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Return of the pioneering solution – Pegasus mission scheduled on 2016

Orbital ATK has scheduled mission utilizing their first launch system, Pegasus. It will lift to LEO orbit satellite under Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) program. Launch is planned for October 2016. After three years of pause in Pegasus mission, Orbital ATK will utilize their air-launched rocket in commercial mission. It will be, contracted with NASA,…
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Manned version of Dragon spacecraft successfully finished propulsion tests

NASA announced that crewed Dragon spacecraft ended tests of propulsion with positive results. SpaceX Dragon is still developing into manned version. Being part of NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) along with Boeing CST-100 reached next milestone. Designed as automatic spacecraft, combined with Falcon-9 rocket, is designated mainly as vehicle for lifting men to ISS. Propulsion of…
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National Independence Day in Poland !

Today, November 11th, we celebrate Independence Day in Poland! On this occasion, we wish to remind the most important discoveries in the history of space exploration that took place with the participation of Poles: "Dē revolutionibus orbium coelestium" - 1543 - One of astronomy milestones, by Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473-24 May 1543). Liquefying of oxygen…
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China catch up in space plane race – scramjet spaceplane successful flight announced

In October China announced success in tests of their scramjet hypersonic experimental plane. Probably there is no better summary of Chinese approaches to aerospace industry in recent years, than words of Professor Wang Zhenguo (National University of Defense Technology), one of nine winners of  second Feng Ru awards (granted by Chinese Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics): "The Chinese…
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