JAXA is continuing arrangements for planned for 30th September 2016 17:16 UTC launching their cargo spacecraft with supplies for International Space Station. H-IIB F6 rocket started yesterday its journey on boat from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facility in Tobishima to Tanegashima Space Center. Ship will reach Tanegashima on 1st August, where rocket will be delivered to assembling facility for unpacking, tests…Read More
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Automatic cargo spacecraft Progress MS-03 launched on atop of Soyuz-U rocket on July 16, 2016, has docked to Pirs module of International Space Station. Docking was performed autonomously with utilization of Progress’ Kurs-NA docking system. Progress spent in space over 48 hours and reached Station yesterday in the late evening. Procedure of docking was controlled from Mission Control Center in Continue Reading...more
It is highly probable that decommissioned satellite NOAA-16 increased number of space debris. Joint Space Operations Center announced such information on 25 November 2015. NOAA-16 is one from TIROS weather forecasting satellites, operating under National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA-16 was launched on atop TITAN-II rocket on 21 September 2000. It was remaining operational since March 2001 on 870 km Sun Synchronous Orbit. Its tasks Continue Reading...more
NASA announced that awarder ULA and SpaceX with contracts for delivering to orbit two satellites in 2020 and 2021. NASA has selected launch service providers and announced about planned launch dates. SpaceX was awarded with contract for delivering Sentinel-6A mission in November 2020 from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. United Launch Alliance is going to launch Atlas V (401 configuration) in Continue Reading...more