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Blue Origin conducts New Shepard test flight
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
New Shepard launch, June 2016 (Blue Origin) Blue Origin launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its fourth consecutive successful flight June 19. The vehicle lifted off from its West Texas test site at 10:36 am EDT (1436 GMT) and both its propulsion module and crew capsule landed safely less than 10 minutes later. The vehicle reached a peak altitude of about 101 kilometers on the flight, the fourth since November. The uncrewed test demonstrated the ability of the capsule to land with only two of its three parachutes open. The company also for the first time webcast the flight live.


Ariane 5 launches communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of EchoStar 18 and BRIsat (Arianespace) An Ariane 5 successfully launched two communications satellites June 18 after several delays. The rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:40 pm EDT (2140 GMT), at the end of its launch window because of launch site issues. High winds scrubbed a launch attempt Friday. The Ariane placed into geostationary transfer orbit the EchoStar 18 and BRIsat satellites, both built by Space Systems Loral for EchoStar and BRI Bank of Indonesia, respectively. The combined mass of the payload, 9,503 kilograms, set a new record for the vehicle.


Soyuz returns three ISS crew to Earth
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three International Space Station crewmembers returned to Earth early June 18. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan at 5:...


Antares return to flight slips to August
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:35 AM ET (1335 GMT)
The return to flight of Orbital ATK's Antares launch vehicle is likely to slip to August. The company said June 16 that it is...


Falcon 9 launches two commercial satellites, but landing fails
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:34 AM ET (1334 GMT)
SpaceX successfully launched two communications satellites June 15, but failed to land the first stage. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule from Cape Canaveral...





Friday, June 24
CU-Boulder faculty, students primed for Juno arrival at Jupiter
Univ. of Colorado — 6:53 am ET (1053 GMT)
Hundreds flock to NewSpace 2016 conference in Seattle
KING-TV Seattle — 6:53 am ET (1053 GMT)
House T&I Committee Dips Toe Back Into Commercial Space Launch Issues
SpacePolicyOnline.com — 6:49 am ET (1049 GMT)
Purdue Items Heading to Space
Inside Indiana Business — 6:46 am ET (1046 GMT)
Branson Injects Cash Into Galactic Space Race
Sky News — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
Kathie McInnes: Tim Peake and the psychology of space travel
Stoke (UK) Sentinel — 6:38 am ET (1038 GMT)
Big money for India in space
Deccan Chronicle — 6:31 am ET (1031 GMT)
ULA Atlas V tasked with MUOS-5 launch
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 6:18 am ET (1018 GMT)
Atlas V ready to launch Navy satellite Friday morning
Florida Today — 5:57 am ET (0957 GMT)

Thursday, June 23
Hubble Confirms New Dark Spot on Neptune
STScI — 9:55 pm ET (0155 GMT)
Chip maker shoots for the stars on back of Nasa
The Times of London — 9:52 pm ET (0152 GMT)


Waiting for Launch ebook



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