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Live coverage: Proton blasts off on return-to-flight mission

August 27, 2015

A Russian Proton rocket blasted off from Kazakhstan on Friday on a critical launch aiming to complete deployment of a major multibillion-dollar global communications network for London-based Inmarsat. Liftoff occurred at 1144 GMT (7:44 a.m. EDT), but it will take more than 15 hours to put the satellite in the correct orbit.

Indian space program buoyed by back-to-back GSLV successes

August 27, 2015

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle soared into space Thursday and deployed a 2.3-ton communications payload into an on-target orbit, tallying its second consecutive success with an Indian cryogenic upper stage as officials prepare to declare the once-troubled launcher operational.

Chinese spy payload fired into orbit

August 27, 2015

China sent the next in a series of military-operated spy satellites into orbit Thursday aboard a Long March 4C rocket in an unannounced launch from the country’s northeastern space center.

OTD…Aug. 27 and STS-51I

August 27, 2015

#OTD in 1985…Discovery launched to deploy three satellites and rendezvous with another for daring repair

Photos: HTV supply ship glistens on approach to ISS

August 26, 2015

Photos captured by astronauts on the International Space Station show a Japanese cargo freighter, covered with reflective solar panels and golden insulation, on final approach to the 250-mile-high outpost.

Uranus, Neptune in NASA’s sights for new robotic mission

August 25, 2015

NASA has asked scientists to assess how to design and fly robotic space probes to Uranus and Neptune, the last of the solar system’s classical planets yet to be orbited, likely ensuring the huge icy worlds are near the top of the space agency’s to-do list in the coming decades.

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