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Mars spacecraft safe after fortuitous comet encounter

October 20, 2014

A fleet of robotic spacecraft orbiting Mars got a front row seat to space history and lived to tell about it, giving scientists their first close-up look at a comet fresh from a cloud of primordial mini-worlds at the outer reaches of the solar system.

Last-ditch search finds fresh targets for New Horizons

October 19, 2014

Scientists using the powerful Hubble Space Telescopes have identified three tiny objects at the frontier of the solar system that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft could visit after making an historic flyby of Pluto next summer.

U.S. military’s X-37B space plane lands in California

October 17, 2014

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane concluded its third mission, streaking through the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and gliding to an automated landing on a runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., after spending a record 675 days in orbit.

Ariane 5’s sky-lighting blastoff

October 17, 2014

An Ariane 5 launcher fired into space Thursday from French Guiana, hauling two commercial satellites destined to broadcast television to Latin America for Intelsat, DirecTV and Argentina’s national telecom company. The photos below show the evening blastoff from the jungle.

Two satellites for Latin America launched by Ariane 5

October 16, 2014

An Ariane 5 launcher fired into space from French Guiana, hauling two commercial satellites destined to broadcast television to Latin America for Intelsat, DirecTV and Argentina’s national telecom company.

Ariane 5 Mission Status Center

October 16, 2014

Live coverage of the flight of an Ariane 5 rocket with the Intelsat 30 and Arsat 1 satellites. Text updates will appear below automatically; there is no need to reload the page.

Ariane 5 rocket diagram

October 16, 2014

Europe’s Ariane 5 launcher is going for its 76th flight with the Intelsat 30/DLA-1 and Arsat 1 communications satellites.

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