Tag Archives: spacecraft

SpaceX Launches Satellite & Smallsats on Falcon 9 Rocket; Gabriel Cristian Absi Quoted

Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX has announced that its Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched on Aug. 30th, carrying the SAOCOM 1B mission, the company reported on Monday. The mission has placed the SAOCOM 1B spacecraft into orbit as well as two rideshare payloads, Tyvak-0172 and PlanetiQ’s GNOMES-1. The mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 

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NOAA Selects Ball Aerospace to Conduct Operational Weather Studies; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

Dr. Makenzie Lystrup

Ball Aerospace was selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct four, six-month study contracts that will inform mission, spacecraft and instrument concepts for future operational weather architectures and Earth observation capabilities. 

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SpaceX Dragon Resupply Returns to Earth from ISS, Bringing New Experiments

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SpaceX’s Dragon resupply spacecraft will leave the International Space Station (ISS), carrying over 4,000 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo, on Monday, April 6. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT, the company announced on Thursday

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NASA Concludes WFIRST Space Telescope Preliminary Design Phase

A NASA-operated space observatory has passed the preliminary design review phase, marking a major milestone for the spacecraft's development, Space News reported Monday. Michael New, deputy associate administrator for science at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope passed the PDR phase with successful results.

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