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Antares launches Cygnus for the ISS cargo mission

21:00 Eastern Updated WASHINGTON – A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus probe on April 17, bringing nearly three and a half tons of cargo to the International Space Station. The Antares boarded the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at 16:46 East after a countdown that was only affected by a brief problem with the missile's transporter / erector, which …

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NASA mission finds its first Earth-sized alien planet

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was kick-started in April 2018 when the $ 200 million probe took over the planet hunt tasks of its predecessor, the Kepler Space Telescope. Seven months after the first exoplanet, TESS has found its first planet-sized planet. "It's so exciting that TESS, which started less than a year ago, is already playing a crucial …

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The latest Cygnus mission to the ISS includes new features

WASHINGTON – The next Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station will demonstrate two new capabilities, one before take-off and the other after the spacecraft leaves the station. The Cygnus spacecraft flies a designated NG-11 mission to launch at 4:46 pm Eastern April 17 on an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. …

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Second mission of Falcon Heavy from SpaceX – Spaceflight Now

Photos taken by remote cameras dropped on launch pad 39A show the Falcon Heavy rocket firing at over 5 million pounds on Thursday night. The triple-core rocket powered by 27 Merlin's main engines was shot down from there Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 18:35 EDT (2235 GMT) Thursday, heading east across the Atlantic with the …

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Yesterday's ISS supply mission broke an incredible record – BGR

A refueling mission for the International Space Station, Progress MS-11, launched yesterday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, eventually landing at the space station and providing over 5,400 pounds of supplies to its residents. In many ways, it was just like the countless replenishment missions that preceded it, but in one sense, it was something special. The mission carried out by …

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Falcon Heavy Space X Launch marks first commerical mission

The upcoming SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy will be an important milestone for the commercial and military prospects of the missile. X The Falcon Heavy performed a static engine test on the launch pad of Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday, one day later than planned. The launch of SpaceX was scheduled for Sunday, but now it looks like it's …

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Hayabusa mission: The Japanese spacecraft tries to "bombard" an asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 probe deployed a Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) – a device filled with plastic explosives designed to blow up an artificial crater in the asteroid Ryugu. After the orbit, Hayabusa-2 had secured itself from safety Moving distance, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced. If the mission proves successful, the probe returns to the crater to collect rock …

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket fired at Florida's first commercial mission

. 4 April, 2019 By Brian Lada AccuWeather meteorologist and writer 04th April 2019, 6:10:55 PM EDT Share: The world's most powerful rocket will rise to the skies next week as SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy from Cape Canaveral, Florida, weather permitting. This will only be the second launch of this megarocket. The first was a demonstration flight on February …

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