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Citizen-funded CubeSat ready to go solar sailing

May 19, 2015

A shoebox-sized satellite conceived and funded by members of the Planetary Society, an advocacy organization co-founded by Carl Sagan, is fastened to an Atlas 5 rocket for launch Wednesday to test one of the late celebrity-astronomer’s futuristic concepts for exploring the cosmos.

Photos: Atlas 5 on the pad for X-37B launch

May 19, 2015

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket stands poised for flight with the Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane and a batch of CubeSats including the LightSail. The rocket was rolled to Complex 41 on Tuesday in preparation for launch on Wednesday.

SpaceX has ‘aggressive’ schedule leading up to crew flights

May 18, 2015

Staying true to a corporate philosophy that favors high-visibility flight tests, SpaceX plans to continue wringing out major parts of the company’s human-rated Dragon spaceship in a sequence of dramatic flights leading up to the capsule’s first crewed mission scheduled for 2017.

Photos: X-37B gallery archive

May 18, 2015

This is a collection of images taken during the three previous flights of the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mini space shuttle.

Proton crash deals another blow to Russian space sector

May 16, 2015

Failure struck Russia’s troubled space program for the second time in three weeks Saturday, when a Proton rocket carrying a high-tech satellite for Mexico’s new $1.6 billion space-based communications network crashed shortly after liftoff.

Live coverage: Proton launch runs into trouble

May 15, 2015

Russia’s Proton rocket launched from Kazakhstan at 0547 GMT (1:47 a.m. EDT) Saturday with Mexico’s Centenario communications satellite, but the Russian space agency reported an anomaly occurred some time after liftoff.

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