Milestone 200th ISS Spacewalk sees Astronauts Race Against the Clock

A busy end-of-week spacewalk was performed outside the International Space Station on Friday by NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer – racing through their task list after the EVA was shortened to four hours due to an airlock-related problem that prevented the crew’s space suits from fully charging their batteries.

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Falcon 9 completes Hold-Down Engine Test as SpaceX accelerates Launch Pace

Sustaining a rapid turnaround pace at the company’s Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up its engines on Thursday in a final end-to-end test ahead of liftoff as early as Monday night with a high-power communications satellite for London-based operator Inmarsat.

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India’s ‘Gift to Neighbors’ Roars to Orbit atop GSLV Rocket in Unusually Secretive Launch

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Friday on a mission to deliver the GSAT-9 satellite to orbit to eventually deliver TV and navigation augmentation services to India and other South Asian countries.

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Twilight Ariane 5 Launch with Dual-Satellite Payload marks Resumption of Missions from French Guiana

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket thundered into the afternoon skies over the Guiana Space Center on Thursday, embarking on a heavy-lift mission to haul a pair of communications satellites into orbit for Brazil and South Korea.

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After Strike Ends, Ariane 5 reaches French Guiana Launch Pad for Dual-Payload Delivery Mission

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket rolled out to its French Guiana launch pad on Wednesday for a long-delayed dual-satellite delivery that was held up for over a month by a general strike in the small French department that caused operations at the space base to grind to a complete halt.

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Falcon 9 Soars to Orbit with Secret Government Satellite, 1st Stage Lands at Cape Canaveral

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered away from Florida’s Space Coast on Monday on its first top-secret satellite delivery for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, operator of the country’s spy satellite fleet.

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Falcon 9 Rocket Ready for Classified NRO Satellite Delivery, First Stage Landing

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is aiming for a Sunday liftoff from Florida’s Space Coast on the company’s first classified satellite delivery for the secretive National Reconnaissance Office in charge of operating all U.S. spy satellites.

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First Iridium-NEXT Satellites enter Operation after Stellar Performance, Next Launch Re-Aligned for June

Satellite communications provider Iridium placed eight of its new satellites launched in January into active service after a complex ballet of orbital moves to position the new additions in the 66-satellite constellation while spiraling retiring satellites down from their operational orbits.

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