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Preview: Upgraded satellite for military communications to launch

December 5, 2016

The backbone of the U.S. military’s global communications network, relied upon by soldiers, ships, jets, aerial drones and allied nations around the world, will receive a new satellite with unprecedented capacity following its launch Wednesday atop a Delta 4 rocket.

Timeline: Delta 4/WGS 8 launch events

December 5, 2016

Follow the Delta 4 rocket’s ascent into orbit from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 37 launch pad with the U.S. Air Force’s WGS 8 communications satellite. Liftoff is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:53 p.m. EST.

Launch timeline for Vega’s liftoff with Gokturk 1

December 4, 2016

Turkey’s most advanced Earth observation satellite will ride a four-stage Vega rocket into polar orbit more nearly 435 miles above Earth to begin collecting high-resolution images for Turkish military and security authorities.

SpaceX sets Dec. 16 for first flight since launch pad explosion

December 2, 2016

The first 10 satellites in Iridium’s next-generation mobile voice and data network could head into orbit from California as soon as Dec. 16 on SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 flight since a booster exploded on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in September, grounding the commercial launcher more than three months.

Russian space station cargo freighter lost on launch

December 1, 2016

Russian mission control said Thursday an unpiloted Progress space station supply ship carrying nearly 5,400 pounds of rocket fuel, food, water and a new spacesuit burned up in Earth’s atmosphere shortly after it blasted off from Kazakhstan, and evidence points to a problem with the third stage of the cargo carrier’s Soyuz booster.

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