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HTV berths with ISS
Posted: Wed, Aug 26 4:20 PM ET (2020 GMT)
HTV-5 berthed to ISS (NASA) A Japanese cargo vehicle arrived at the International Space Station Monday carrying several tones of supplies and other cargo. The HTV-5 spacecraft, launched August 19, was grappled by the station's robotic arm at 6:28 am EDT (1028 GMT) and berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module at about three and a half hours later. The spacecraft carried more than four tons of supplies for the station's crew and other cargo, including experiments and a set of small satellites that will be deployed from the station. HTV-5 will be docked to the station for five weeks before being departing for a destructive reentry in the Earth's atmosphere.

Ariane launches two communications satellites
Posted: Fri, Aug 21 9:57 AM ET (1357 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of Eutelsat 8 West B and Intelsat 34 (Arianespace) An Ariane 5 successfully launched two commercial communications satellites Thursday. The Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana, at 4:34 pm EDT (2034 GMT) and placed the Eutelsat 8 West B and Intelsat 34 satellite into geostationary transfer orbit a little more than a half-hour later. Eutelsat 8 West B, built by Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat, weighed 5,782 kilograms at launch. It carries a payload of Ku- and C-band transponders to provide services from 8 degrees west in GEO. Intelsat 34, built by Space Systems/Loral for Intelsat, weighed 3,300 kilograms at launch. It carries a payload of C- and Ku-band transponders to provide services from 55.5 degrees west in GEO. The launch was the fourth Ariane 5 mission of 2015.

H-2B launches HTV cargo spacecraft
Posted: Fri, Aug 21 9:49 AM ET (1349 GMT)
An H-2B rocket successfully launched a cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station on Wednesday. The H-2B lifted off from the Tanegashima...

Friday, August 28
Buzz Aldrin Space Institute Formed at Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Institute of Technology — 5:23 am ET (0923 GMT)
60 days and 60 nights ... in bed
ESA — 5:22 am ET (0922 GMT)
Soyuz relocation clears way for launch of new station crew
Spaceflight Now — 5:04 am ET (0904 GMT)

Thursday, August 27
GSLV satellite launch: Cryogenic success
Indian Express — 8:24 pm ET (0024 GMT)
Isro to launch US Satellite NISAR in 2021
Business Standard — 8:23 pm ET (0023 GMT)
ISRO's GSLV-D6 launch a grand success
Forbes India — 8:23 pm ET (0023 GMT)
Isro puts GSAT-6 in orbit
Deccan Herald — 8:20 pm ET (0020 GMT)
ISRO-NASA mission to use GSLV-D6 rocket
The Hindu — 8:20 pm ET (0020 GMT)
Buoyed ISRO Eyes More GSLV Launches
The New Indian Express — 8:19 pm ET (0019 GMT)
Isro's Naughty Boy Starts Behaving
The New Indian Express — 8:19 pm ET (0019 GMT)
Dropping Orion in the Desert: NASA Completes Key Parachute Test
The Planetary Society — 8:16 pm ET (0016 GMT)
NASA versus Katrina: August 29, 2005
Ars Technica — 8:15 pm ET (0015 GMT)
NASA captures closest images yet of dwarf planet Ceres
Toronto Star — 8:14 pm ET (0014 GMT)

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