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Orbital Sciences cleared for final Antares launch preps

October 22, 2014

Orbital Sciences Corp. is set to launch its next commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station on Monday after inspections revealed a rocket tracking station in Bermuda weathered a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo last week.

Russian cosmonauts wrap up successful spacewalk

October 22, 2014

Two cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station, jettisoning three no-longer-needed components and carrying out a photo survey of the Russian segment of the lab complex in the seventh and final spacewalk planned by the station crew this year.

Return of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft delayed

October 21, 2014

Rough seas in the Pacific Ocean will keep SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule in space a few days longer than planned, with the unpiloted supply ship’s return to Earth now set for Saturday hauling a load of research specimens from the International Space Station back to the ground.

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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