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February 04, 2013
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Zenit Engine Worked Normally
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Feb 04, 2013
The first stage engine of the Zenit-2S rocket that failed shortly after Friday's launch operated in the normal regime during and after the liftoff, the press service of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. "An express analysis of the telemetry data has led to a preliminary conclusion that the first stage engine and the flight control system operated in the normal regime," Roscosmos said in a statement. The Russian space agency also said that documents provided by Energomash, the company ... read more
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A Hero For Humankind: Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight
In April 1961, a man watched the musical comedy film "Be careful, Grandma!" (by Nadezhda Kosheverova, with Faina Ranevskaya, Ariadna Markeliya and Lyudmila Shengelaya; Lenfilm, 1960), played chess a ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ

Students: are you ready to fly your satellites in space?
They fit in your hand, weigh no more than a bag of sugar, yet fly in space and perform experiments. They are CubeSats, a new generation of miniature satellites. Now, ESA is looking for the best stud ... more
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Floating platform unharmed after Zenit launch failure
The Odissei floating platform remains operational after the failed rocket carrier launch, Russia's space industry chief Vitaly Lopota has told reporters. On Friday, the Zenit-3SL rocket carryi ... more
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Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful
Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, announced Friday that at 1:57 a.m. EST, the launch of the Intelsat 27 satellite failed approximately 40 seconds after liftoff. ... more


EXO WORLDS

Herschel Finds Past-Prime Star May Be Making Planets
A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may, in fact, be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough t ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Astrium wins ESA contracts to design Ariane 6 and continue development of Ariane 5 ME
The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company, euro 108 million worth of prime contractor agreements covering the development of the Ariane 6 and Ar ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Study rebuts hypothesis that comet attacks ended 9,000-year-old Clovis culture
Rebutting a speculative hypothesis that comet explosions changed Earth's climate sufficiently to end the Clovis culture in North America about 13,000 years ago, Sandia lead author Mark Boslough and ... more
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N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

International Team Observe 'Hungry Twin' Stars Gobbling Their First Meals
Just-forming stars, like growing babies, are always hungry and must "feed" on huge amounts of gas and dust from dense envelopes surrounding them at birth. Now a team of astronomers including Robert ... more
EXO WORLDS

Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around star
Researchers searching the galaxy for planets that could pass the litmus test of sustaining water-based life must find whether those planets fall in a habitable zone, where they could be capable of h ... more
CONSTELLATIONS

Soyuz Ready For Close-Out At Baikonur For Globalstar Launch
Baikonur Cosmodrome's Launch Pad no. 6 was alive with activity as a Soyuz was rolled out to perform the final Arianespace/Starsem mission currently contracted by Globalstar for its second-generation ... more
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Northrop Grumman Completes All Flight Optics for Webb Telescope
Northrop Grumman Corporation accepted delivery of the aft-optical system (AOS) from teammate Ball Aerospace, marking the completion of all flight optics for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Stars can be late parents
Using the unique capabilities of ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have accurately 'weighed' a star's disc, finding it still has enough mass to spawn 50 Jupiter-sized planets, several mi ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet
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TIME AND SPACE

Gas promises bumper black hole weigh-in
A new way of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes could revolutionise our understanding of how they form and help to shape galaxies. The technique, developed by a team including Oxfo ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Internet wonders which monkey Iran sent into space
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SPACE TRAVEL
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SPACE TRAVEL
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SPACE TRAVEL
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SPACE TRAVEL
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

SHUTTLE NEWS

Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster
With somber ceremonies, the United States on Friday commemorated the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew on the tenth anniversary of the disaster. ... more
SPACEMART

Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific
A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform in Moscow's latest space failure. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite
The first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "TDR ... more
TECH SPACE

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground
After a successful Wednesday launch, South Korea's scientific satellite made its first contact with a ground station on Thursday, the Yonhap news agency said. The country's Satellite Technolog ... more
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