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

AD: H2M 2015

SpaceX tests Falcon 9 for upcoming launch
Posted: Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 5:26 AM ET (1026 GMT)
SpaceX performed a brief hot fire of the first stage engines of its latest Falcon 9 rocket on Monday in advance of a launch later this week of a cargo mission to the International Space Station. The nine Merlin engines in the Falcon 9's first stage fired for two seconds at 1:30 pm EST (1830 GMT) while the rocket was held down on the pad at Cape Canaveral. The test appeared successful, but company officials said the data collected from the test will be reviewed prior to proceeding with the launch. SpaceX is slated to launch that Falcon 9, carrying a Dragon cargo spacecraft, Friday morning on a mission to the ISS. It will be the second of 12 cargo flights the company is performing under a NASA contract.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Progress undocks from ISS
Posted: Sat, Apr 25 9:39 AM ET (1339 GMT)

Ariane 5 launch postponed to Sunday
Posted: Sat, Apr 25 9:32 AM ET (1332 GMT)

news links
Sunday, April 26
Ariane 5 set for dual launch with Thor 7 and SICRAL 2
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 9:27 am ET (1327 GMT)
Space firms fined by feds
Rio Grande Valley Morning Star — 9:19 am ET (1319 GMT)
AT&T returning to space with DirecTV deal
Dallas Morning News — 9:14 am ET (1314 GMT)
Apollo 13 commander, flight director speak at GRU
Augusta (GA) Chronicle — 9:12 am ET (1312 GMT)
Local astronomers watch our dangerous sun
Arizona Daily Star — 9:12 am ET (1312 GMT)


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