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Don’t stop them now: Rocket Lab is launching 5 satellites into orbit

Rocket Lab’s 12th mission was finally launched this morning (June 13) after a 2.5 month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. A two-stage Electron amplifier rose from the pad at 13:12 a.m. EST (0512 GMT; 5:12 p.m. New Zealand) at New Zealand’s Rocket Lab launch site and carried five satellites in the air, including three payloads for the U.S. National …

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China launches 2 rockets in 2 days and throws 4 satellites into orbit

While NASA and SpaceX were busy supporting the historical Demo 2 mission Last weekend from Florida – the first orbital flight with crew from the United States for almost a decade – the Chinese made their own space steps. China accelerated its takeoff again with two successful rocket flights, at around the same time Demo-2 blew up towards the International …

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Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st attempt to detonate under the Jumbo Jet

Attach a missile to the bottom of an airplane. Fly it up several miles. Drop it The engine fires and the rocket and its payload zoom into space. That’s exactly what Virgin Orbit, one of the many companies founded by Richard Branson, is planning on Monday. It is a demonstration of a new missile system for sending small payloads into …

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit Postpones First Space Launch | business

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit postponed its first space launch on Sunday due to a technical problem. The company said a sensor is “responding” and fuel is being dumped from the rocket in Mojave, California to resolve what it described as a minor problem. “This means we’re being scrubbed for today,” he said in his social media post. A backup launch …

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Virgin Orbit postpones Jumbo Jet’s first rocket launch

Attach a missile to the bottom of an airplane. Fly it up several miles. Drop it The engine fires and the rocket and its payload zoom into space. Virgin Orbit, one of the many companies founded by Richard Branson, plans to do so on Sunday or Monday. It is a demonstration of a new missile system for sending small payloads …

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The freaky “active” object in Jupiter’s orbit is the first of its kind seen by astronomers

Active Trojan asteroid 2019 LD2, observed on June 11, 2019 using LCOGT (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope) network in Chile.picture:: JD Armstrong / IfA / LCOGT It is neither an asteroid another comet but something between. It is also parked in Jupiter’s orbit, making this object the first of its kind ever discovered. Welcome 2019 LD2, the only active Jupiter …

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