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Russia launches military satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 31 7:37 AM ET (1137 GMT)
Soyuz-1 launch of Meridian, Oct 2014 (Russian MOD) A Soyuz rocket placed a Russian military satellite into orbit on Thursday. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 9:43 pm EDT Wednesday (0143 GMT, 4:43 am Moscow time Thursday) carrying a Meridian communications satellite. The satellite successfully entered an elliptical Molniya orbit, according to Russian officials. The satellite is seventh in this series of communications satellites.
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Atlas launches GPS satellite
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 9:07 AM ET (1307 GMT)
Atlas 5 launch of GPS 2F-8 (ULA) An Atlas 5 rocket, flying its 50th mission, successfully launched a navigation satellite Wednesday afternoon. The Atlas 5 401 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 1:21 pm EDT (1721 GMT) Wednesday, and its Centaur upper stage deployed the GPS 2F-8 into orbit several hours later. The satellite, built by Boeing, is the eighth in the latest series of satellites that provide improved position, navigation, and timing services. The next generation of GPS satellites, called GPS 3, will start launching in late 2016. The launch was the 50th for the Atlas 5 since its introduction in 2002.

Progress cargo spacecraft sent to ISS
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a Progress cargo spacecraft early Wednesday that docked with the International Space Station several hours later. A Soyuz-2.1a rocket...

Antares rocket explodes moments after liftoff
Posted: Wed, Oct 29 8:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)
An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket exploded seconds after lifting off from Virginia Tuesday evening, destroying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft it was carrying. The Antares...

China launches experimental satellite
Posted: Wed, Oct 29 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched a Chinese satellite Monday that state media says will be used to conduct scientific experiments. The Long March 2C rocket...

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