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


CryoSat launch delayed
Posted: Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 8:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)
Dnepr launch (Kosmotras) A technical problem with its Dnepr rocket has delayed the launch of ESA's CryoSat-2 spacecraft, the agency announced Friday. The Dnepr rocket was scheduled to launch the spacecraft from Kazakhstan on February 25, but will be delayed for an unspecified period because of a problem with a steering engine on the rocket's second stage. ESA said in a release that while the spacecraft could still reach orbit, the fuel reserves would be lower than desired. No new launch date has been announced, although the delay is expected to be at least a week and a half, according to an Interfax report. The spacecraft is designed to measure changes in thickness in ice sheets in the polar regions. It is a replacement for the original CryoSat, lost in a Rockot launch failure in October 2005.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Rocket Lab launches Electron in reusability test
Posted: Sun, Dec 8 11:05 AM ET (1605 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress cargo spacecraft on ISS mission
Posted: Sun, Dec 8 11:04 AM ET (1604 GMT)

Falcon 9 launches CRS-19 Dragon mission to ISS
Posted: Sun, Dec 8 11:03 AM ET (1603 GMT)

news links
Monday, December 9
Wanted: A new UAE astronaut
The National (UAE) — 3:57 am ET (0857 GMT)
NASA’s social media contest for behind-the-scenes access
WAVY-TV Norfolk, VA — 3:52 am ET (0852 GMT)


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