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Virgin Orbit schedules its first orbital test launch this weekend

Virgin Orbit schedules its first orbital test launch this weekend

3 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

A full-scale mock-up of Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket falls away from a modified Boeing 747 carrier jet during an inert drop test in July 2019 over the Mojave Desert of...
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Cygnus departs space station, beginning extended experimental mission

Cygnus departs space station, beginning extended experimental mission

13 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated at 12:30 p.m. EDT after Cygnus release. The Cygnus cargo freighter has been released from the International Space Station's robotic arm, ending the...
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Arianespace to resume launch preparations in French Guiana

Arianespace to resume launch preparations in French Guiana

17 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Europe's primary launch site is the Guiana Space Center, located in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of South America. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Photo...
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Virgin Orbit's first launch could happen later this month

Virgin Orbit's first launch could happen later this month

20 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Virgin Orbit's carrier jet, named Cosmic Girl, takes off April 12 from the Mojave Air and Space Port with the LauncherOne rocket under its left wing. Credit: Gene Blevins/LA...
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Observations show shock waves likely key to nova's brightness

Observations show shock waves likely key to nova's brightness

1 month ago   |   Astronomy Now

The binary star system V906 Carinae underwent a nova outburst in 2018, generating gamma rays that rose and fell in step with optical emissions, leading astronomers to conclude...
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Spacewatch: Nasa SunRise mission to study solar storms

1 month ago   |   The Guardian

Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment aims to pinpoint places where giant particle storms are launched into space Nasa has selected a new mission that will study how space...
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Photos: Atlas 5 soars into clear skies over Cape Canaveral

Photos: Atlas 5 soars into clear skies over Cape Canaveral

1 month ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Propelled by five strap-on solid rocket boosters and a Russian-made kerosene-fueled RD-180 main engine, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral...
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NASA to launch fleet of tiny spacecraft to study monster sun storms - CNET

1 month ago   |   CNET

The SunRISE mission will use six CubeSats to investigate solar particle storms.
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Citing coronavirus concerns, Rocket Lab pauses launch operations

Citing coronavirus concerns, Rocket Lab pauses launch operations

1 month ago   |   Spaceflight Now

This aerial view of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand earlier this year shows an Electron rocket on one launch pad, and the site's second launch pad under...
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Atlas 5 launch timeline for the AEHF 6 mission

1 month ago   |   Spaceflight Now   |   2 articles

A United Launch Atlas 5 rocket is set to launch the U.S. Air Force's sixth and final Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite from Cape Canaveral. This...
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Brian May reveals he has suffered a heart attack and was rushed to hospital in 'agony' 

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Police formally requested to investigate Dominic Cummings over CumGate

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Premier League clubs expected to approve contact training in key vote this...

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NHS hospital in Somerset shuts A&E and stops taking new patients because of...

NHS hospital in Somerset shuts A&E and stops taking new patients because of surge in Covid-19 cases

Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare said today it could not take any more admission including into A&E. Read more ...

George Kruis confirms Saracens exit for Japan

George Kruis confirms Saracens exit for Japan

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Over 250,000 people sign petition for Dominic Cummings to be sacked

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Green light given for Chelsea to begin phase two contact training

Green light given for Chelsea to begin phase two contact training

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