Falcon 9 Checks Off Static Fire Test for Next Dragon Launch to Deliver Cargo to ISS

SpaceX checked off a Static Fire Test on the Falcon 9 slated for launch on Monday with the Dragon SpX-12 cargo vehicle to the International Space Station to deliver science cargo and provisions for the Station’s six-person crew plus a state-of-the-art particle detector to measure ultra-high energy particles from the distant universe

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ISS Completes Scheduled Reboost, External Robots Fetch Failed Power Unit for Internal Repairs

The International Space Station conducted a scheduled orbital reboost on Wednesday amid ongoing robotics work to move a failed power switching unit to the interior of the Station for a first-of-its-kind repair attempt in orbit that could pave the way for future component repairs on long-duration missions into the Solar System.

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Maiden Electron Launch Cut Short by Faulty Ground Equipment

Launch Services Provider Rocket Lab on Monday shared details on why the inaugural launch of the company’s Electron rocket failed to reach orbit, concluding that a faulty piece of ground telemetry equipment was responsible for the flight’s untimely end as opposed to a problem with the launch vehicle.

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Vega Rocket Successfully Lifts Israeli-Built Earth-Watching Satellites for Science & Reconnaissance

The tenth Vega rocket blasted off from French Guiana Tuesday night, lighting up the edge of the Amazon before swinging to the north to dispatch a pair of Israeli-built satellites into two different orbits via a complex multi-burn mission by the launcher’s upper stage.

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Video: Vega ups to 10/10 with successful Nighttime Launch from French Guiana

Europe’s Vega rocket lifted off from the ZLV Launch Site at the Guiana Space Center at 1:58:33 UTC on August 2, 2017 – heading off on a multi-orbit mission with a pair of Israeli-built satellites.

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