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October 31, 2014
Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert, one pilot dead
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 31, 2014
Virgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft crashed Friday during a test flight over California, scattering debris over the desert and leaving the fate of two pilots unknown, the company said. Television images showed parts of SpaceShipTwo, a test vehicle flying to the edge of space, scattered amid brush in the desert east of Mojave, a few hours' drive northeast of Los Angeles. The incident is second disaster involving a US spacecraft this week, after an unmanned Orbital Science rocket exp ... read more
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Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares
The Orbital Sciences Corporation, that built and launched Antares supply rocket crashed in Virginia, may replace the spacecraft's current AJ-26 Russian rocket engine, once their investigation of the ... more

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw
The Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo ship, carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA facility in Virginia, exploded during launch due to possible failure of the rocket's fi ... more

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap
The Wallops Incident Response Team has completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff ... more
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Some elements of a rocket can be familiar, like the boosters and engines. But there are several important parts on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), that may be less widely known. Ca ... more


Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit
A Meridian communications satellite has been put into orbit by a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket, launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center, the Defense Ministry's spokesperson told RIA Novosti Thursda ... more
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FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'
The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 ... more

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will continue working with its International Space Station (ISS) program partners on cargo resupply missions, despite the crash of the sup ... more
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China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

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It's Anchors Aweigh on Modifications to NASA's Pegasus Barge
It's anchors aweigh on refurbishments to NASA's Pegasus barge, which will be used to ferry the massive core stage of America's next great ship - the Space Launch System. SLS will be the most powerf ... more

Mark Olsen - An Atmospheric Dynamicist With a Beat
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Student Experiments Lost in Antares Rocket Explosion
Tuesday's Antares explosion destroyed 5,000lb (2,200kg) of equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars, among which was 1600 pounds (730kg) of scientific investigations including student project ... more
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'Space for our future' exhibition opened in Brussels
The 'Space For Our Future' exhibition, created by ESA and the European Commission, was formally opened on 28 October in Brussels by EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, ESA Director General Jean-Jacque ... more

Gilat Deploys 3G Small Cell Network for TIM Brasil in Only Two Months
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced the successful deployment of the CellEdge small cell over satellite solution to 20 rural sites in Brazil, as part of its agreement with TIM Brasil, the second ... more
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Steering ESA satellites clear of space debris
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Microrockets fueled by water neutralize biochem warfare agents
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Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan
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A GPS from the chemistry set
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Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, Antimatter
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