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Soyuz rocket rolled out for critical ISS cargo launch

July 1, 2015

An eight-ton Russian Progress supply ship packed with nearly three tons of food, water and fuel for the International Space Station is ready for liftoff Friday on a vital mission to resume cargo deliveries to the outpost after back-to-back logistics flights fell short.

OneWeb launch deal called largest commercial rocket buy in history

July 1, 2015

Backed by a fresh capital infusion and regulatory rights to a valued slice of satellite communications spectrum, the space-based Internet company OneWeb has contracted with Arianespace and Virgin Galactic to deploy hundreds of refrigerator-sized spacecraft around Earth.

Padalka breaks spaceflight endurance record

June 30, 2015

Veteran Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, more than three months into his fifth trip into orbit, has passed countryman Sergey Krikalev’s mark of 803 days of cumulative time in space.

Satellite owners among bystanders in Falcon 9 accident

June 29, 2015

The long queue of satellites waiting on launches aboard SpaceX’s Falcon rockets — a backlog the company says is worth $7 billion — will stay grounded while investigators determine what caused a Falcon 9 booster to disintegrate after liftoff Sunday.

Photos: Falcon 9 blasts off, then breaks apart in mid-air

June 29, 2015

Cameras positioned around SpaceX’s launch facility at Cape Canaveral captured stunning photos of the Falcon 9 rocket’s picturesque blastoff into a sun-splashed sky Sunday morning, but the photogenic launch went awry minutes later.

SpaceX failure adds another kink in station supply chain

June 29, 2015

Managers in charge of International Space Station say the massive orbiting laboratory and its residents can keep going despite Sunday’s failure of a SpaceX resupply launch, which destroyed a new docking adapter critical to NASA’s commercial crew program, a spacesuit, and a part to repair the lab’s water purification system.

Video: SpaceX supply mission explodes just after launch

June 28, 2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket failed approximately 2 minutes, 20 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday. Watch a video of the dramatic launch failure, plus a slowed-down high-definition version at one-tenth normal speed.

Photos: Falcon 9 breaks apart en route to ISS

June 28, 2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart just after launch on a commercial resupply run to the International Space Station. Here are a few images from NASA TV’s launch broadcast.

Photos: SpaceX supply ship poised for blastoff

June 28, 2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, standing 208 feet tall, is mounted on a Cape Canaveral launch pad for liftoff with a fresh package of supplies and research experiments for the International Space Station.

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