Dragon Cargo Craft on Track for ISS Arrival after Orbit-Raising Maneuvers

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft maneuvered into a higher orbit on Tuesday and is en-route to a Wednesday rendezvous with the International Space Station, aiming for a robotic capture at 11 UTC to mark the arrival of the vehicle’s precious science cargo eagerly awaited by the crew in orbit.

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Final Soyuz U rolls to Baikonur Launch Pad to cap Four-Decade Career with ISS Logistics

Russia’s final Soyuz U rocket rolled to its historic Baikonur Launch Pad on Monday to end a career of over four decades with what is hoped to be a successful Return to Flight mission on Wednesday, lifting off with the Progress MS-05 cargo spacecraft – the first Russian cargo delivery to ISS after December’s Soyuz U launch failure.

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Photos: Falcon 9 blasts off from Historic Cape Canaveral Launch Pad

Kennedy’s historic Launch Complex 39 returned to rocket launch operations on Sunday with a most impressive liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket – ushering in a new era of commercial launch operations from the storied space center.

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Last-Second Countdown Abort for Inaugural Falcon 9 Launch from LC-39A

The inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral’s historic Launch Complex 39A had to be scrubbed on Saturday after a late countdown abort due to a potential issue with an engine steering device on the rocket’s second stage.

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Falcon 9 declared GO for Historic Debut Launch from LC-39A with Dragon Cargo Craft

SpaceX and NASA are GO for Saturday’s planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon cargo spacecraft set for its tenth operational mission to the International Space Station, carrying 2,500 Kilograms of cargo to the orbiting laboratory.

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Falcon 9 fires up for milestone Engine Test on historic Launch Pad 39A

The rumble of rocket engines returned to the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday when SpaceX’s Falcon 9 completed a milestone Static Fire Test at the historic Launch Complex 39A that was last used over five years ago by the final flight of the Space Shuttle.

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NASA considers ISS Crew Expansion in 2017/18, Looks into Options for Soyuz Seats in 2019

NASA is looking to temporarily increase the American crew contingent aboard the International Space Station from three to four as soon as September by purchasing seats on Russian Soyuz spacecraft given to Boeing in the dismantling of the failed Sea Launch endeavor.

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