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Weather delays Atlas launch
Posted: Sat, Aug 29 11:00 AM ET (1500 GMT)
A forecast of stormy weather has postponed Monday's scheduled launch of a military communications satellite on an Atlas 5 from Florida. The Atlas 5 551 launch of the fourth Mobile User Objective System was scheduled for Monday morning from Cape Canaveral, but mission managers decided Friday night to postpone the launch given a forecast of winds and rain associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika. The launch is now scheduled for no earlier than Wednesday, September 2. The MUOS-4 satellite is the latest in a series of Navy satellites designed to provide secure mobile communications services.


Proton returns to flight with Inmarsat launch
Posted: Sat, Aug 29 10:21 AM ET (1421 GMT)
Proton M launch of Inmarsat-5F3 (Roscosmos) In its first launch since a failed mission in May, a Proton rocket successfully launched a communications satellite for Inmarsat on Friday. The Proton M lifted off form the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:44 am EDT (1144 GMT, 5:44 pm local time) Friday carrying the Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite. The rocket's Breeze M upper stage released the satellite into a supersynchronous transfer orbit fifteen and a half hours later. The 6,070-kilogram spacecraft, built by Boeing for London-based Inmarsat, will join two others already in orbit for the company's Global Xpress broadband communications system. The launch was the first Proton mission since a launch in mid-May that suffered a failure in its third stage, resulting in the loss of a Mexican communications satellite.


GSLV launches communications satellite
Posted: Fri, Aug 28 8:08 PM ET (0008 GMT)
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) launched a communications satellite on a mission that the country's space agency demonstrated the performance of the...


China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Fri, Aug 28 7:50 PM ET (2350 GMT)
A Chinese Long March 4 rocket placed an Earth imaging satellite into orbit on Thursday. The Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan...


HTV berths with ISS
Posted: Wed, Aug 26 4:20 PM ET (2020 GMT)
A Japanese cargo vehicle arrived at the International Space Station Monday carrying several tones of supplies and other cargo. The HTV-5 spacecraft, launched August...





Sunday, August 30
British woman winning the race to send tourists to [near] space
The Sunday Express — 5:41 am ET (0941 GMT)
Europe Eyes Future of Manned Space Exploration after ISS
The New Indian Express — 5:39 am ET (0939 GMT)
Life on Mars? American Jewish doctor hopes to find out
Jerusalem Post — 5:37 am ET (0937 GMT)
SpaceX rocket site grows
Rio Grande Valley Morning Star — 5:31 am ET (0931 GMT)
ISRO to boost GSLV capability
The Hindu — 5:30 am ET (0930 GMT)
NASA's New Horizons May Shift Toward Kuiper Belt
Information Week — 5:28 am ET (0928 GMT)
Review: Moonshots & Snapshots of Project Apollo
SpaceFlight Insider — 5:24 am ET (0924 GMT)
Foreign Partners May Be Involved in Sea Launch Project
Sputnik International — 5:09 am ET (0909 GMT)
New Russian Spaceship to Be Ready Ahead of Schedule
Sputnik International — 5:08 am ET (0908 GMT)
NASA reveals New Horizons' potential mission after Pluto
Orlando Sentinel — 5:06 am ET (0906 GMT)
Atlas V targeting Wednesday launch
Florida Today — 5:01 am ET (0901 GMT)

Saturday, August 29
Research may solve lunar fire fountain mystery
Brown Univ. — 2:37 pm ET (1837 GMT)
Discovering Dust-Obscured Active Galaxies as They Grow
Subaru Telescope — 2:37 pm ET (1837 GMT)
Interstellar Seeds Could Create Oases of Life
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics — 2:31 pm ET (1831 GMT)


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