Month: December 2019
Photos: Boeing’s Starliner ends shortened mission with landing in New Mexico
Photos: Atlas 5 blasts off at dawn with Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule
Successful Long March 5 launch paves way for new Chinese space missions
The third launch of China’s heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket successfully delivered its satellite payload to orbit Friday, validating engine design changes after a failure on the Long March 5’s second flight, and clearing the way for the launch of a Chinese Mars rover and lunar sample return mission in 2020.
Russia retires Rockot launcher after liftoff with four satellites
China’s Long March 5 rocket poised for crucial return-to-flight launch
Russia launches geostationary weather satellite
Boeing’s first commercial crew capsule christened ‘Calypso’
Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands after missing rendezvous with space station
An unpiloted demonstration flight of Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule ended prematurely Sunday with a smooth airbag-cushioned predawn landing in New Mexico after a timing glitch prevented it from docking with the International Space Station, leaving some test objectives incomplete as NASA begins analyzing data to determine if astronauts should fly on the next Starliner mission.
Starliner targets early landing in New Mexico
A day after a timing error caused it to enter the wrong orbit and miss its objective of meeting up with the International Space Station, Boeing’s unpiloted Starliner crew capsule prepared for its next major test Sunday, when it will plunge back into the atmosphere and target a predawn landing at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico.