JAXA launched yesterday at 07:44 UTC first in 2017 H-IIA rocket. This time vehicle delivered to orbit military communications satellite DSN-2. This launch was part of whole program, which assumes to decreasing dependence of Japan from foreign satellites specially in case of national security. DSN-2 satellite was launched to orbit by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA…Read More
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European Commission published six page draft document with summary of European space policy and surprising recommendation for Copernicus imaging and remote sensing satellite system. This document is preceding official document covering description and evaluation of European space policy by Directorate-General of space programs (DG GROW), which will be announced on November 2016. Draft is dated for July 8 and should be considered as strong impulse Continue Reading...more
United Launched Alliance announced about declining bidding in competition for launch service provider in GPS III missions. The heroes are tired - and defeats are not the factor that could change the fate. Boeing as part of ULA had already bad luck with third generation of GPS satellites. In 2008 Lockheed took over from Boeing in designing and manufacturing GPS satellites of third generation. Continue Reading...more
One of most controversial astronauts, who performed EVA on the Moon, died on Thursday, 4 February 2016 in Lake Worth, Florida. He was last living member of Apollo 14 crew. Edgar Mitchell started his career in NASA in 1966 as second US Navy pilot, who was chosen for further astronautic training. His first task as member of NASA Astronaut Corps was joining backup lunar Continue Reading...more