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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 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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This week in launches

This week in launches

It was a busy week for launches, as a Long March 3B, a Falcon 9 and an Atlas 5 lifted off, carrying a lunar rover, a communications satellite and a classified payload, respectively. China started us off on Sunday with … Continue reading

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DRAGON CRS-2 launch

DRAGON CRS-2 launch

On Friday, March 1, a Falcon 9 launched from the Air Force Eastern Test Range in Florida carrying a Dragon resupply freighter to orbit. The Dragon spacecraft encountered an issue with it’s thrusters shortly after launch. The issue was resolved … Continue reading

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CRS-1, ORBCOMM OG2 launch

CRS-1, ORBCOMM OG2 launch

Space X launched a  Falcon 9 on Sunday night from the Air Force Eastern Test Range in Florida carrying the Dragon spacecraft (CRS-1) and Orbcomm OG2 to orbit. Dragon’s mission is the first commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. Docking … Continue reading

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