Cygnus Cargo Craft departs Space Station after record-setting Mission, Fiery Re-Entry ahead

The S.S. Deke Slayton II Cygnus OA-4 Cargo Craft departed the International Space Station after a 72-day stay to head towards the end of a highly successful mission that set a new record for the docked duration of a Commercial Resupply Craft and saw a number of firsts.

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Sentinel-3A Earth Observation Satellite rides into Orbit atop Russian Rockot Booster

A Rockot launch vehicle rumbled into the night sky over Russia on Tuesday, lifting into orbit Europe’s Sentinel-3A satellite, joining the Copernicus Earth Observation Program as the constellation’s most heavily instrumented satellite launched to date.

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