Live coverage: Soyuz launches with 36 satellites for OneWeb’s constellation
Spacewalkers vent coolant lines and mate cables outside space station
Balky connectors prevent full activation of European experiment platform
Two astronauts working outside the International Space Station Wednesday installed a European Space Agency data relay antenna and connected four of six cables to partially power a new ESA experiment platform. They also removed two solar array handling fixtures to clear the way for a future power system upgrade.
James Webb, OneWeb highlight Arianespace’s 2021 launch schedule
SpaceX delivers for Turkey in first launch of 2021
Photos: Falcon 9 poised for first launch of 2021
Falcon 9 launch timeline with Turksat 5A
Live coverage: SpaceX launches first mission of 2021
For its first mission of the year, SpaceX launched the Airbus-built Turksat 5A communications satellite to cover Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa with data relay and television broadcast services. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 9:15 p.m. EST Thursday (0215 GMT Friday).