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NORAD and AGI track Santa on Christmas Eve with the help of Cesium

NORAD and AGI track Santa on Christmas Eve with the help of Cesium

AGI and NORAD are once again teaming up to track Santa on his Christmas trek around the globe with the help of AGI’s open source Cesium project. Beginning at 2:01 a.m. EST on December 24 you can visit the NORAD … Continue reading

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Comet Siding Spring encounters Mars this weekend

Comet Siding Spring encounters Mars this weekend

On October 19 comet Siding Spring is expected to flyby Mars, coming within 87,000 miles of the planet, according to NASA . Since the comet is coming so close, NASA made the decision to move the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution … Continue reading

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This week in launches

This week in launches

It’s been another exciting week of launches! On Wednesday we saw the launch of a Soyuz-U from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying Progress-M 23M on a fast trajectory to the International Space Station. The cargo craft carries propellant, oxygen, water, … Continue reading

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This week in launches

This week in launches

It’s been another exciting week in the world of rocket launches! We started off on Monday with a surprise launch out of China. A Long March 2C launched out of Jiuquan Space Center Monday morning carrying Shijian 11-06 to orbit. … Continue reading

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This week in launches

This week in launches

It’s been an interesting week for launches! On Sunday, we saw the launch of a Soyuz 2-1b out of  the Plesetsk Missile and Space complex in Russia. The Soyuz delivered a Glonass-M (designated No. 54) satellite to orbit. This launch … Continue reading

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