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Biden announces sanctions targeting Russia’s space program

February 24, 2022

President Biden said Thursday the United States is imposing new sanctions against Russia, including measures that will “degrade” the country’s space program, in response to Russian military attacks on Ukraine. So far, operations and training for future missions on the International Space Station are proceeding without interruption, according to NASA.

Rocket Lab to debut new launch pad on next mission

February 23, 2022

Rocket Lab’s next mission, targeted for no earlier than Feb. 28, will be the first from a new launch pad at the company’s private spaceport in New Zealand, an addition officials said could double the flight rate of Electron launchers. We spoke with Rocket Lab’s founder, Peter Beck, about the new launch pad.

SpaceX adds 46 more satellites to Starlink fleet

February 21, 2022

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Monday from Cape Canaveral with 46 more satellites for the company’s Starlink broadband network, deploying the payloads in a higher orbit than recent flights after atmospheric drag brought down nearly 40 Starlink spacecraft from the previous mission.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches next batch of Starlink satellites

February 21, 2022

Forty-six more Starlink internet satellites launched at 9:44 a.m. EST (1444 GMT) Monday from Cape Canaveral aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket’s reusable first stage booster completed its 11th flight to space and landed on an offshore drone ship near the Bahamas.

Antares rocket launch kicks off space station resupply mission

February 19, 2022

Northrop Grumman launched a cargo flight from Virginia’s Eastern Shore Saturday using an Antares booster with a first stage designed and built in Ukraine, a successful start for a mission to deliver food, experiments, and supplies to the seven-person crew on the International Space Station.

Next GOES weather satellite installed atop Atlas 5 rocket

February 19, 2022

A new weather satellite destined for a perch over the Pacific Ocean and the Western United States was mounted on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket Thursday at Cape Canaveral, moving a step closer to launch scheduled for March 1.

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