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Hurricane Joaquin eyed from space station

October 3, 2015

Astronauts on the International Space Station spied powerful Hurricane Joaquin spinning in the Bahamas in a spectacular photo showing the eye of the storm Friday.

Charon takes center stage in new batch of New Horizons images

October 2, 2015

With meandering canyons four times as long, and twice as deep, as the Grand Canyon in the American Southwest, the crust of Pluto’s moon Charon may have been shaped by violent eruptions and geology once thought improbable for a small body in the far depths of the solar system, scientists said Thursday.

Oktoberfest from orbit

October 1, 2015

It turns out the world’s most famous beer festival is visible from space, but even the sharpest-eyed orbiting Earth observatories can’t see the thousands of lederhosen- and dirndl-wearing festival-goers hoisting drinks by the liter at Munich’s¬†Oktoberfest.

Russian resupply vessel blasts off from Kazakhstan

October 1, 2015

A Progress supply craft loaded with 3.1 tons of cargo lifted off Thursday from Kazakhstan, launching on a six-hour pursuit of the International Space Station culminating with a smooth docking to the research lab’s aft port.

Ariane launch aids Australian and Argentine satellite initiatives

October 1, 2015

A European Ariane 5 rocket fired into a clear blue sky over French Guiana on Wednesday, delivering to space a powerhouse satellite for Australia’s government-backed $1.2 billion nationwide universal broadband network and Argentina’s second communications satellite.

Seattle company buys big rocket for little satellites

September 30, 2015

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries has purchased a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for launch in 2017 with a mash-up of satellites in the first such commercial arrangement for a rideshare mission on a U.S. launcher, the company announced Wednesday.

Q&A with Curt Blake, president of Spaceflight Industries (members only)

September 30, 2015

Curt Blake, president of Spaceflight Industries, spoke with Spaceflight Now’s Stephen Clark on Sept. 29 about the Seattle-based company’s purchase of a dedicated rideshare mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and various trends and strategies in play in the small satellite launch market.

Photos: Ariane 5 on the eve of launch

September 30, 2015

A colorful sunset Tuesday created a dramatic backdrop to Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket, poised on its launch pad at the edge of the Amazon jungle for its 82nd mission.

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