October 20, 2017

Watch live: Space station spacewalk underway

October 20, 2017

Staging NASA’s third spacewalk in 15 days, two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday to install a new high-definition camera, replace a faulty camera on a recently installed robot arm grapple fixture, swap out a fuse in a robot arm payload carrier and perform a few other lower-priority tasks.

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at twilight

October 13, 2017

Launching into a clear autumn sky at sunset, a Falcon 9 rocket took off Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and delivered the SES 11/EchoStar 105 communications satellite to orbit.

Photos: Sentinel 5P environmental satellite prepared for liftoff

October 13, 2017

Europe’s Sentinel 5P satellite, fitted with a Dutch-developed spectrometer to measure gases in Earth’s atmosphere, was fueled and mated to its Russian Rockot booster over the last month at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a military complex around 500 miles (800 kilometers) north of Moscow.

Live coverage: European environmental satellite launches from Russia

October 13, 2017

A modified Russian missile built for nuclear war blasted off on a peaceful mission Friday, targeting placement of a European Earth observation satellite in orbit to measure atmospheric chemistry and global air quality. Liftoff from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia occurred at 0927 GMT (5:27 a.m. EDT).

Russian resupply launch aborted, curbing express trip to station

October 12, 2017

The launch of a Soyuz rocket with a Progress refueling and resupply freighter was aborted seconds before liftoff Thursday in a rare scrub for Russia’s workhorse rocket, delaying the start of a journey to the International Space Station until at least Saturday and thwarting plans to test out a new automated fast-track rendezvous sequence.

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