Series of test flights of VSS Unity deployed from WhiteKnightTwo has resulted with two scrubbed missions - Virgin Galactic has not easy return to flying. It was second flight of VSS Unity and first one after disaster of VSS Enterprise on 31 October 2014. First flight was important event and beginning of whole series of glide flights campaign…Read More
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Maciej has been a space technology news journalist for 10 years and has extensively covered new spaceflights and technology from a research angle.
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Two days after launching XPNAV-1 on atop of Long March 11 CNSA managed to conduct another launch; this time under fairing of Long March 2D Yunhai-1 weather satellite was delivered to orbit. Long March 2D started yesterday at 23:14 GMT from LC-43 launch pad 601 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Due the lack of live broadcast…Read More
Perfectly prepared and perfectly conducted - ULA against showed class during launch of WorldView-4 imaging satellite with piggyback payload of seven Cubesat satellites. This launch was postponed for two months due the huge fire devastating forests around Vandenberg Air Force Base. Atlas V with WorldView-4 luckily remained untouched, just as launch facilities and launch pad. Yesterday,…Read More
Yesterday, slightly before midnight China launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center their Long March 11 rocket with scientific satellite XPNAV-1. Launch was conducted 48 hours before planned date; along with XPNAV-1 three different satellites were delivered to orbit. It was 239th mission of rocket from Long March Family - after impressive and full of drama maiden flight of…Read More
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