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Stratolauncher with Pegasus XL !

Orbital ATK signed agreement with Vulcan Aerospace and declared that it will provide number of Pegasus XL rockets to be used with Stratolauncher HTHL launch vehicle. It is positive end of long history of relations between both companies and sign, that Stratolauncher is reaching end of its development phase with Pegasus XL as second stage. Orbital ATK…
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S7 group acquired Sea Launch

Russian S7 group, which owns PJSC Siberia Airlines, acquired major stock of the Sea Launch, Company which is operating sea launch platform and uses Zenit rockets to put payload on Low Earth Orbit. According to official announcements given during 27th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara on September 27, 2016, Sea Launch finally had new investor - Russian group S7, which…
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Reaction Engines and SABRE – will we see SABRE in regular jet planes before adopting it to Skylon ?

British company Reaction Engines Limited based in Oxfordshire announced about plans for creating scaled version of their SABRE engine especially for test and potentially commercial purposes. Reaction Engines is in a clear upward phase of its development. Company after years of independent developing SABRE technology, which in simple words gives opportunity for using atmospheric air as oxidizer…
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UN space mission already in 2021 !

First mission will serve as opportunity for developing to send to space their own scientific or research experiments. Payload will be delivered to Low Earth Orbit inside cargo section of Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser; is it beginning of new truly international space agency? Sierra Nevada Corporation management can be satisfied. Their Dream Chaser spaceplane, which…
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Soyuz MS-02 with new launch date !

TASS news agency announced about setting new launch date for delayed Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, which was originally planned for September 23 from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The news was unofficial and was given for the first time to public by Russian TASS news agency on September 26, 2016. Source, which was quoted by TASS, claimed, that MS-02, will be…
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Soyuz MS-02 delayed due the technical reasons!

Roscosmos decided to postpone launch of Soyuz-FG with Soyuz spacecraft on atop. Spacecraft with members of Expedition 49 should reach space on 23rd September 2016.  Roscosmos announced about delay in the Expedition 49 schedule on September 17. Mission with launch planned on 23rd September 2016 from Launch Pad 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome has not new…
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Waiting for Musk – will we got anything new from SpaceX CEO?

Today is big day for Elon Musk - CEO of SpaceX promised on April 2016 to unveil during 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara more details about his plans of Mars colonization. Information about today was given when Musk announced on Facebook profile of SpaceX, that Company set date of first mission to Mars for 2018.…
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Rapid reaction Chinese rockets in 2016 and 2017 !

As it was announced by Xinhua news agency on March 2016, China would like to extend their range of launch vehicles of light rockets launch from mobile platform called Kuaizhou. First news on Kuaizhou-11 mentioned about first launch in late 2016 with. Now, according to People's Daily Online, first launch is set for early 2017,…
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Soyuz MS-02 with possible new launch date

Russian Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft, with launch date planned for 23rd September 2016, suffers over one month of delay. It seems that International Space Station will remain with only three crew members for whole October. It seems that repositioning of International Space Station performed with utilization of Progress MS-02 on 11th September was a bit…
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Tiangong-2 within days !

Second Chinese space lab will be delivered to space on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket between 15 and 20 September to Low Earth Orbit with altitude of around 393 km. Announced by official sources, launch will be important moment in Chinese space program. Tiangong-2, successor of Tiangong-1, will be delivered to orbit on atop of Long March…
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