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NASA sounding rocket reaches space with DEUCE experiment

NASA launched sounding rocket from White Sands Missile Range Las Cruces in New Mexico on October 30, 2017. Black Brant IX rocket delivered to orbit the Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment. It is special instrument designed to measure starlight from a pair of two starts in the Canis Major constellation. Collected data from DEUCE should help in better understanding processes of star-forming and role Continue Reading The post NASA sounding rocket reaches space with DEUCE experiment appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

NASA awards ULA and SpaceX with contracts for launching Sentinel-6A and Landsat-9

NASA announced that awarder ULA and SpaceX with contracts for delivering to orbit two satellites in 2020 and 2021. NASA has selected launch service providers and announced about planned launch dates. SpaceX was awarded with contract for delivering Sentinel-6A mission in November 2020 from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. United Launch Alliance is going to launch Atlas V (401 configuration) in Continue Reading The post NASA awards ULA and SpaceX with contracts for launching Sentinel-6A and Landsat-9 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

46th ISS EVA already tomorrow!

Two NASA astronauts  Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba are going to perform tomorrow EVA to maintain and service International Space Station. It will be third EVA on October 2017 after first two focused on replacing LEE latches on Canadarm2 robotic arm. First one was performed on October 5 and second on October 10. Last to be performed in October and Continue Reading The post 46th ISS EVA already tomorrow! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

8th EVA at International Space Station

Only five days after previous EVA commander Randy Bresnik and flight engineer Mark Vande Hei again has left ISS and finished second and second part of service action covering replacing LEE grapplers of Canadarm2. 11 October 2017 – This time space walk took six hours 26 minutes, 30 minutes less than previous EVA. This time both astronauts spent on relubing Continue Reading The post 8th EVA at International Space Station appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Canadarm2 returns to game after 7th EVA in 2017

Last Thursday, on October 5, two NASA astronauts, Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei, performed service action to help keep Canadarm2 operational.  Even if Canadarm2 usually works perfectly and supports astronauts inside International Space Station in their work, sometimes it fails. Delivered to ISS in 2001 during STS-100 inside trunk of  Endeavour Space Shuttle remains attached to the Station for last Continue Reading The post Canadarm2 returns to game after 7th EVA in 2017 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]