Space – Page 12

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    India's Mars mission clears launch hurdle

    2013-11-05T12:37:16Z

    ​India’s first interplanetary mission began its 299-day journey to Mars at 09:08 GMT this morning with the 25th successful launch of the country’s PSLV rocket, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on the east coast.

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    India readies next phase in Asian Mars race

    2013-10-31T16:58:24Z

    India is set for the next phase in a nascent Asian space race, with a 5 November launch for Mars

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    Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing

    2013-10-30T10:35:46Z

    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra ...

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    Electronics concerns delay Gaia launch

    2013-10-24T12:57:56Z

    European Space Agency engineers have identified a potential fault with the GAIA spacecraft, and are delaying its 20 November launch to make repairs before kicking off the mission to map the Milky Way.

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    Mars cars need to be self-drivers

    2013-10-22T03:56:39Z

    Field trials in what may be Earth’s most Mars-like terrain have flagged up some of the challenges that the European Space Agency scientists will face when their 2018 ExoMars mission puts a rover on the Red Planet – and software being developed for the project may also help develop fully ...

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    Roscosmos changes leadership, but major shifts unlikely

    2013-10-10T19:43:31Z

    Despite a leadership change and pending shakeup, the Russian space industry is unlikely to see dramatic shifts as it attempts to right itself in the wake of quality control issues.

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    ESA set to Swarm over magnetic field

    2013-10-04T16:54:47Z

    The European Space Agency is in the countdown phase to one of the highlights of its scientific year: the launch of its three-spacecraft Swarm mission to study the Earth’s magnetic field in unprecedented detail.

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    Surrey Satellite pushes smaller-lighter-cheaper principle down to 50kg

    2013-10-01T17:49:00Z

    Small satellites pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) used last month’s International Astronautical Congress in Beijing to launch its latest bid to slash manufacturing and launch costs with a new platform of just 50kg – half the mass of the platforms that have for a decade made up its successful Disaster ...

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch
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    SpaceX launches new rocket successfully

    2013-09-30T16:12:48Z

    ​New version of Falcon 9 successfully launched, but not all objectives met.

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    Orbital Sciences' Cygnus docks with ISS

    2013-09-30T15:28:11Z

    Orbital Sciences successfully docked its Cygnus cargo capsule with the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time on 29 September, becoming only the second company to do so.

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    Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus capsule delays docking

    2013-09-24T11:00:00Z

    Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus space capsule will delay docking with the International Space Station (ISS) for several days because of a data format mismatch. “Cygnus...

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    Orbital Sciences launches first Cygnus capsule to ISS

    2013-09-18T16:54:00Z

    Orbital Sciences has successfully launched the first Cygnus cargo capsule into low Earth orbit (LEO). Initial data indicates that the spacecraft has successfully...

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    Japan's Epsilon makes successful first flight

    2013-09-17T14:53:00Z

    Japanese space agency JAXA has successfully launched the first Epsilon rocket, following a last-minute abort during a previous attempt. The launch...

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    Japan space agency sets new Epsilon launch date

    2013-09-10T19:33:00Z

    Japanese space agency JAXA has rescheduled the first launch of the Epsilon launch vehicle for 14 September, following a last-minute abort during a previous...

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    NASA prepares for first Minotaur V launch

    2013-09-06T20:56:00Z

    NASA is preparing to launch the first Orbital Sciences Minotaur V from Wallops Island, Virginia. Though it marks the Minotaur V's first flight, previous...

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    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes second powered flight

    2013-09-05T18:50:00Z

    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has completed its second rocket-powered flight. The 5 September flight marks only the second in-flight ignition of the...

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    Japan scrubs Epsilon launch with seconds to spare

    2013-09-05T14:45:00Z

    Japan saw a last-minute launch abort on 27 August as first flight of its Epsilon launch vehicle was cancelled only seconds before ignition of the first stage...

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    Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser conducts captive-carry tests

    2013-08-23T16:44:00Z

    Sierra Nevada Corporation has conducted captive-carry tests of the Dream Chaser winged lifting body, with glide flights anticipated in coming weeks. Captive-carry...

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    NASA adds goals for commercial crew participants

    2013-08-15T19:08:00Z

    NASA is adding four milestones for commercial crew integrated capability (CCiCap), worth a total of $55 million. Sierra Nevada Corporation will get...

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    PICTURE: Boeing's vision is a Space Dreamliner

    2013-08-05T14:00:00Z

    As this mock-up of a CST-100 space capsule shows, astronauts heading to and from the International Space Station will enjoy a 787-inspired interior if NASA ultimately selects the Boeing concept for crew transportation, possibly from 2017