April 20, 2019

Photos: Telecom satellites blast off from the jungle

April 28, 2015

Look back on Sunday’s launch of an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s jungle spaceport in French Guiana with two communications satellites for a commercial Norwegian telecom operator and Franco-Italian military authorities.

Video: Russian cargo ship spinning

April 28, 2015

A video camera aboard Russian Progress cargo ship reveals craft is spinning dramatically in orbit as it passes in range of ground station communications.

Russians scramble to restore cargo ship communications

April 28, 2015

A Russian Progress supply ship loaded with more than 3 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station apparently spun out of control shortly after reaching orbit Tuesday, putting the resupply mission in jeopardy while flight controllers scrambled to come up with a fix.

Antenna snag strikes Progress cargo freighter

April 28, 2015

Russian ground controllers decided Tuesday to delay the docking of a Progress supply freighter to the International Space Station until Thursday after telemetry signals indicated two radar navigation antennas may not have deployed following the ship’s launch from Kazakhstan.

Ariane 5 sends Thor 7 and Sicral 2 satellites into orbit

April 26, 2015

Blasting into space atop an Ariane 5 launcher, two communications satellites started missions Sunday to beam broadband services to ships, airplanes and offshore oil rigs for a commercial Norwegian operator and relay signals for the Italian and French armed forces.

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