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


Next X-37B launch delayed
Posted: Sat, Apr 11, 2015, 11:04 AM ET (1504 GMT)
Atlas 5 launch of OTV-3 (ULA) The launch of a classified Air Force spaceplane on its fourth mission has been postponed at least two weeks, officials said Friday. The launch of an Atlas 5 from Cape Canaveral on a mission designated AFSPC-5 has been delayed from May 6 to no earlier than May 20. The delay is "to accommodate a spacecraft issue," United Launch Alliance said in a statement, but provided no additional information. No details about the mission have been officially released by the Air Force, but the launch will carry the X-37B spaceplane on its fourth mission. On the previous X-37B mission, the spacecraft stayed in orbit for nearly 675 days before landing in California. The Air Force has not disclosed what missions the X-37B carries out in orbit.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)

news links
Sunday, August 19
Spy satellite chief weighs in on reforms
POLITICO — 9:26 am ET (1326 GMT)
Editorial: Space travel still a fearful prospect
New Zealand Herald — 9:21 am ET (1321 GMT)


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