spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Proton launches Russian military communications satellite
Posted: Sun, Oct 7, 2001, 11:31 AM ET (1531 GMT)
Proton launch (file photo) A Proton rocket launched a Russian military communications satellite Saturday. The Proton lifted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 12:45 pm EDT (1645 GMT) and placed into geosynchronous orbit a Raduga-1 military communications satellite. The launch is the fifth this year for the Proton, and the second military launch of the year; a Proton launched a classified spacecraft in August believed to be another military communications satellite. Russia is expected to launch several more military satellites by the end of the year, but contrary to some reports last week those launches were planned before last month's terrorist attacks and are thus not a reaction to them.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
FCC chairman endorses SpaceX satellite constellation
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:29 PM ET (2329 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress after delay
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:27 PM ET (2327 GMT)

NASA budget proposal seeks to cancel WFIRST
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:20 PM ET (2320 GMT)

news links
Saturday, February 24
AAS Names Debra Fischer as Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecturer
American Astronomical Society — 9:42 am ET (1442 GMT)
“Ultramassive” black holes discovered in far-off galaxies
Univ. of Montreal — 9:42 am ET (1442 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list