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Ariane Celebrates 50th Consecutive Successful Launch
2012-08-03 07:39:23

[ Watch the Video: Ariane 5's 50th Successful Launch ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An Ariane 5 rocket launch from the European Space Agency´s (ESA) spaceport in French Guiana on August 2nd marks the 50th successful launch since Ariane rocket lift-offs began in 2003. The latest launch performed a dual deployment of two telecommunications satellites: Intelsat 20 and Hylas-2. The launch marks Ariane 5´s fourth launch of 2012. The lift-off of flight...

SpaceX Announces First Commercial Contract For Launch In 2013
2012-05-30 07:59:30

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) on Tuesday announced its first commercial contract for its Falcon Heavy rocket, due for its inaugural launch sometime next year. The contract is with Intelsat, the world´s leading provider of satellite services. The value of the contract was not specified, but SpaceX has said it offers Falcon Heavy launches for $80 million - $125 million. “SpaceX is very proud to have the confidence of Intelsat,” said Elon Musk, CEO and chief...


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2012-03-24 10:11:14

This was the first flight of Endeavour. Endeavour launched on May 7, 1992 at 7:40 PM EDT and Landed at Edwards AFB on May 16 at 1:57 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 141 times at an inclination of 28.35 degrees at an altitude of 195 nautical miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, and 38 seconds. A satellite was moved to a corrected orbit using three spacewalks. A fourth spacewalk was conducted as practice for assembling Space Station Freedom. The INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite,...

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