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Orion is back home

December 19, 2014

Completing a 2,700-mile journey across the United States, America’s inaugural Orion spaceship arrived back home at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, just under two weeks after its trial by fire.

Photos: India test flies new launcher, crew capsule

December 18, 2014

A powerful new Indian launcher and a precursor to a future piloted space capsule flew to the edge of space on a 20-minute test mission Thursday. See photos of the rocket’s liftoff and the landing craft after splashdown in the Bay of Bengal.

Newest GPS satellite goes active

December 18, 2014

The fourth modernized Global Positioning System satellite launched this year has completed in-orbit testing and joined the constellation.

Soyuz/O3b F3 launch timeline

December 18, 2014

Follow the key events of the Soyuz rocket’s ascent into orbit from the Guiana Space Center with four broadband communications satellites for O3b Networks.

Live coverage: Soyuz blasts off on third mission for O3b

December 18, 2014

Four satellites tucked inside the tip of a Soyuz rocket lifted off Thursday, heading for a 5,000-mile-high orbit to expand the reach of O3b’s broadband communications network. Liftoff from the European-run spaceport in French Guiana occurred at 1:37 p.m. EST (1837 GMT).

India’s new rocket program achieves big success

December 18, 2014

India’s aspiration to launch all of its own satellites — and eventually astronauts — into space got a boost Thursday with a successful test flight of a powerful new rocket and a prototype landing capsule designed for the country’s human spaceflight program.

Powerful new Indian rocket poised for suborbital test launch

December 17, 2014

Indian engineers are counting down to a test flight Thursday of a next-generation launcher to verify the performance of two powerful solid rocket motors, a twin-engine core booster and a prototype capsule designed for India’s nascent human spaceflight program.

Photos: O3b satellites prepared for Soyuz launch

December 17, 2014

Four satellites designed to broadcast high-speed Internet signals to the developing world are mounted on top of a Russian-made Soyuz rocket for liftoff Thursday from the Guiana Space Center in South America. See photos of the quartet of satellites undergoing launch preparations.

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