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Soyuz to Launch Russian Lotos Spy Satellite

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos. Launch Alert! Friday, December 2, 2017 at 10:30 UTC (05:30 EST) a Soyuz 2-1B will lift off from Pad 4/Site 43 at Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome carrying the Lotos Spy Satellite. Plesetsk Cosmodrome: Plesetsk Cosmodrome is … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cassini, Thank You

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Many more images and links below. On October 15, 1997 a Titan IV (401)B lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 carrying what would become one of the most successful space probes in our history; Cassini. … Continue reading

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John Glenn to Ride Atlas Into Orbit Once Again With OA-7

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of the launch of OA-6. LAUNCH ALERT: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:11 EDT (15:11 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-070) will be embarking on their … Continue reading

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Chinese Crew to Depart for a Space Station Vacation

Image credit & copyright: Central China Television (CCTV). Launch Alert! On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 23:30 UTC (19:30 EDT) China will launch the beautiful Long March 2F rocket with Shenzhou 11 spacecraft along with two taikonauts from the Jiquan … Continue reading

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China’s Second Mini Space Station to Launch Today

Image credit & copyright: China Daily. Launch Alert: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:10 EDT (14:10 UTC) China’s national space agency will be launching a Long March 2F rocket carrying the Tiangong 2 “Heavenly Palace” mini space station into low … Continue reading

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Mighty Atlas to Deliver OSIRIS-REx to Asteroid Bennu

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of the NROL-34 Atlas V-411 Vehicle. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 19:05 EDT (23:05 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), will be launching an Atlas V-411 rocket designated (AV-067) to deliver … Continue reading

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Heads-Up Jupiter, You Have Company

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Launched on August 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), SLC-41 on an Atlas V 551 Juno, the second of NASA’s New Frontier spacecraft (the first being New Horizons) has been making her … Continue reading

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