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Russia’s Landmark Rocket Launch Delayed Until Friday

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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The first launch of Russia’s Soyuz carrier rocket outside the former Soviet Union has been delayed until Friday. The Soyuz rocket, with navigation satellites on board, will launch from a new site at the Kourou space center in the jungle of French Guiana, off the Atlantic coast. The Galileo navigation satellites are expected to curb […]

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Russia Set to Make Historic Rocket Launch Thursday

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Soyuz carrier rocket is set make its first launch from outside the former Soviet Union on Thursday, carrying European satellites. The Soyuz is scheduled to blast off from a new launch site at the Kourou space center in the jungle of French Guiana, off the Atlantic coast. The Russian rocket will carry Galileo navigation […]

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Russian Soyuz to Launch Outside Former Soviet Union for First Time

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian Soyuz rocket is scheduled to launch Thursday from French Guiana, in South America. This is the first time the Russian Cold War-era rocket will launch outside the former Soviet Union. The Soyuz rocket will carry the first two satellites of Europe’s Galileo global positioning system into orbit. Galileo is intended to give European […]

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Russia Sucessfully Launches U.S. Satellite

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s space agency says it launched a U.S. satellite into orbit early Thursday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. Roscosmos says the U.S Intelsat 18 telecommunications satellite separated from the carrier rocket and is now under control of Intelsat Ltd. Russian media reports say the satellite will provide telecommunications services to customers on the […]

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China Launches Spacecraft, Eyes Space Station

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China has launched an unmanned spacecraft, in what is described as Beijing’s first step toward building its own space station. The 8.5 ton module — known as Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace” — lifted off from a site in China’s northwestern Gobi desert late Thursday night local time. The craft was propelled by a Long March […]

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China Launches Spacecraft, Eyes Space Station

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 9:41 am (UTC-5)
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China has launched an unmanned spacecraft, in what is described as Beijing’s first step toward building its own space station. The 8.5 ton module — known as Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace” — lifted off from a site in China’s northwestern Gobi desert late Thursday night local time. The craft was propelled by a Long March […]

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China Counts Down to Key Space Launch

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese scientists are counting down to a space launch Thursday evening that is billed as the first step in the nation’s ambitious plan to build its own space station. Chinese newspapers and broadcasters splashed detailed reports on the planned launch of an 8.5-ton module known as Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace.” Another unmanned spacecraft to be […]

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China Counts Down to Key Space Launch

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 1:47 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese scientists are counting down to a space launch Thursday evening that is billed as the first step in the nation’s ambitious plan to build its own space station. Chinese newspapers and broadcasters splashed detailed reports on the planned launch of an 8.5-ton module known as Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace.” Another unmanned spacecraft to be […]

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China Makes Final Preparations for Unmanned Spacecraft Launch

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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China says it will launch an experimental space platform later this week, as the growing Asian economic power moves closer to rivaling the United States and Russia with plans for its own manned space station. The official Xinhua news agency says the unmanned Tiangong 1 laboratory is scheduled to blast off from a Gobi desert […]

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ISS Crew Returns to Earth

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 2:27 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three people from the International Space Station has landed safely. Russian space officials say the Soyuz landed Friday on its side in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. It carried U.S. astronauts Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev. The safe return of the three-man crew follows […]

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