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Weather delays Atlas launch
Posted: Sat, Aug 29 11:00 AM ET (1500 GMT)
A forecast of stormy weather has postponed Monday's scheduled launch of a military communications satellite on an Atlas 5 from Florida. The Atlas 5 551 launch of the fourth Mobile User Objective System was scheduled for Monday morning from Cape Canaveral, but mission managers decided Friday night to postpone the launch given a forecast of winds and rain associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika. The launch is now scheduled for no earlier than Wednesday, September 2. The MUOS-4 satellite is the latest in a series of Navy satellites designed to provide secure mobile communications services.


Proton returns to flight with Inmarsat launch
Posted: Sat, Aug 29 10:21 AM ET (1421 GMT)
Proton M launch of Inmarsat-5F3 (Roscosmos) In its first launch since a failed mission in May, a Proton rocket successfully launched a communications satellite for Inmarsat on Friday. The Proton M lifted off form the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:44 am EDT (1144 GMT, 5:44 pm local time) Friday carrying the Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite. The rocket's Breeze M upper stage released the satellite into a supersynchronous transfer orbit fifteen and a half hours later. The 6,070-kilogram spacecraft, built by Boeing for London-based Inmarsat, will join two others already in orbit for the company's Global Xpress broadband communications system. The launch was the first Proton mission since a launch in mid-May that suffered a failure in its third stage, resulting in the loss of a Mexican communications satellite.


GSLV launches communications satellite
Posted: Fri, Aug 28 8:08 PM ET (0008 GMT)
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) launched a communications satellite on a mission that the country's space agency demonstrated the performance of the...


China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Fri, Aug 28 7:50 PM ET (2350 GMT)
A Chinese Long March 4 rocket placed an Earth imaging satellite into orbit on Thursday. The Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan...


HTV berths with ISS
Posted: Wed, Aug 26 4:20 PM ET (2020 GMT)
A Japanese cargo vehicle arrived at the International Space Station Monday carrying several tones of supplies and other cargo. The HTV-5 spacecraft, launched August...





Saturday, August 29
Research may solve lunar fire fountain mystery
Brown Univ. — 2:37 pm ET (1837 GMT)
Discovering Dust-Obscured Active Galaxies as They Grow
Subaru Telescope — 2:37 pm ET (1837 GMT)
Interstellar Seeds Could Create Oases of Life
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics — 2:31 pm ET (1831 GMT)
RNASA donates $26,030 to Aerospace Education
Rotary National Award for Space Achievement — 2:29 pm ET (1829 GMT)
Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings News from Galaxies Far Away
WNYC New York — 2:28 pm ET (1828 GMT)
Tropical Storm Erika delays Atlas V rocket launch
My News 13 Orlando — 9:38 am ET (1338 GMT)
Tropical Storm Erika forces minimum 48 hour delay of MUOS-4 mission
SpaceFlight Insider — 9:37 am ET (1337 GMT)
Florida launch postponed because of approaching storm
Florida Today — 9:37 am ET (1337 GMT)
As Inmarsat launches third GX satellite, pricing questions arise
Runway Girl Network — 9:37 am ET (1337 GMT)
UAE Space Agency visits Belarus to develop ties
TradeArabia — 9:33 am ET (1333 GMT)
Buzz Aldrin's Master Plan for Colonizing Mars
ABCNews.com — 9:32 am ET (1332 GMT)
Guest column: Camden Spaceport may impact environment
Florida Times-Union — 9:28 am ET (1328 GMT)
Another confident launch
The Hindu — 9:26 am ET (1326 GMT)
Sky is the Limit for ISRO
The New Indian Express — 9:25 am ET (1325 GMT)


Waiting for Launch ebook



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