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Progress launches, arrives at ISS
Posted: Thu, Jul 24 8:09 AM ET (1209 GMT)
Soyuz launch of Progress M-24M (Roscosmos) A Progress cargo spacecraft launched from Kazakhstan and arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) six hours later. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-24M spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 5:44 pm EDT Wednesday (2144 GMT Wednesday, 3:44 am Thursday local time) and placed the spacecraft into orbit. The Progress followed a "fast track" trajectory that allowed it to arrive at the ISS four orbits after launch, docking with the Pirs module at 11:31 pm EDT Wednesday (0331 GMT Thursday). The Progress carried nearly three tons of supplies and other cargo for the ISS. The Progress arrived two days after another Progress, loaded with trash, departed from the station.

Ground issue delays Delta launch
Posted: Thu, Jul 24 7:56 AM ET (1156 GMT)
An issue with ground equipment postponed the launch of space surveillance satellites for the US Air Force by 24 hours. The Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2) rocket was slated to launch Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral, but the launch was postponed because of an issue with the ground support equipment environmental control system that supports the rocket on the pad, United Launch Alliance (ULA) said in a statement. The launch is now planned for 6:59 pm EDT (2259 GMT) Thursday, at the beginning of a 65-minute launch window. Weather could be an issue for the launch, with only a 30% chance of favorable weather. The launch is for a mission titled AFSPC-4, carrying two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites and one Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space (ANGELS) satellite. The satellites will support surveillance of other satellites and debris, particularly in geosynchronous orbit. The existence of the GSSAP program was publicly revealed by the Air Force just earlier this year.

SpaceX releases video of first stage landing
Posted: Wed, Jul 23 8:47 AM ET (1247 GMT)
SpaceX released Tuesday a video show the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket performing a soft "landing" in the ocean after a launch last...

Progress undocks from ISS
Posted: Tue, Jul 22 9:02 AM ET (1302 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Monday, freeing up a docking port for a new cargo spacecraft to be launched...

Soyuz launches research satellite
Posted: Sun, Jul 20 12:49 PM ET (1649 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched the latest in a series of biological and materials research spacecraft early Saturday. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket launched the...

Thursday, July 24
Iranian Satellite Jamming Causes Storm Of Controversy
Radio Free Europe — 7:57 am ET (1157 GMT)
Contact with Foton-M research satellite disrupted
Interfax — 7:44 am ET (1144 GMT)
Delta 4 rocket launched scrubbed; reset for Thursday
WFTV Orlando — 7:42 am ET (1142 GMT)
ULA trying again Thursday to launch Delta IV rocket
My News 13 Orlando — 7:42 am ET (1142 GMT)
Technical problem scrubs Delta IV rocket launch attempt
My News 13 Orlando — 7:41 am ET (1141 GMT)
LightSail-A Has a Blown Radio Amplifier. Now What?
The Planetary Society — 7:39 am ET (1139 GMT)
Investing in space: what the UK Space Agency can teach Australia
The Conversation — 7:35 am ET (1135 GMT)
The Rise of Boutique Rocket Firms Inspired By SpaceX
Motherboard — 7:33 am ET (1133 GMT)
Gamers launch new 3-day space travel event
Orlando Sentinel — 7:30 am ET (1130 GMT)
Moon landing had a great impact on us all
Le Center (MN) Leader — 7:30 am ET (1130 GMT)
USS Hornet welcomes space pioneer Buzz Aldrin
SFBay — 7:29 am ET (1129 GMT)
Japan to collaborate on Dream Chaser space plane
Denver Business Journal — 7:26 am ET (1126 GMT)
Using space travel to inspire the UAE’s class of 2021
The National (UAE) — 7:24 am ET (1124 GMT)
Andy Weir, Author of The Martian
Air & Space — 7:23 am ET (1123 GMT)
Brand New Look at the Face of Mars
New York Times — 7:21 am ET (1121 GMT)
Fairmont NASA Facility in Danger of Being Relocated
WDTV Bridgeport, WV — 7:19 am ET (1119 GMT)
NASA to examine commercializing Mars communication relays
Ars Technica — 7:17 am ET (1117 GMT)

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