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Live coverage: Atlas 5 countdown and launch journal

September 1, 2015

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off at 6:18 a.m. EDT (1018 GMT).to deploy the Navy’s fourth MUOS satellite that will expand coverage to encompass the globe with mobile communications.

Live coverage: Soyuz crew back on Earth

September 1, 2015

Wrapping up a busy week on the International Space Station, a crew of three boarded their Soyuz landing craft and headed for Earth on Friday. Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, the most experienced space crewman in history, was at the controls, along with Danish and Kazakh crew members, and landed in Kazakhstan at 8:51 p.m. EDT Friday (0051 GMT Saturday).

Falcon 9 rocket to be grounded longer than expected

September 1, 2015

The beginning of November will be the earliest SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket can resume launching after a June 28 failure blamed on a deficient structural support brace inside the the vehicle’s second stage, a SpaceX executive said Monday.

Soyuz booster in position for crew launch

August 31, 2015

A Russian Soyuz booster rolled out of a hangar at the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome and rode a rail car to its launch pad Monday, setting up for Wednesday’s launch with a three-man crew hailing from Russia, Denmark and Kazakhstan.

Atlas 5 rocket travels to launch pad for Wednesday flight

August 31, 2015

Delivering two-and-a-half million pounds of ground-shaking thrust at takeoff, more than any rocket flying from Cape Canaveral these days, the mighty vehicle was rolled from its assembly building to the launch pad Monday for Wednesday’s early morning blastoff.

Photos: Proton rocket soars from Baikonur

August 31, 2015

Russia’s Proton rocket returned to flight Friday, blasting off for the first time since a May launch mishap. Relive Friday’s launch with a video replay and photos of the daytime liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Atlas/MUOS 4 launch timeline

August 30, 2015

This is the ascent timeline to be followed by the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in launching the Mobile User Objective System satellite No. 4 on Wednesday at 5:59 a.m. EDT.

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