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UrtheCast Cameras On Board Cargp Ship, Headed To ISS
2013-11-26 18:18:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A Progress 53P cargo ship launched Monday on its way to the International Space Station (ISS), bringing with it two high-quality cameras that will provide a live video feed of Earth. The cargo ship launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket and is scheduled to arrive at the ISS on Friday, November 29. The spacecraft brought along two cameras developed by UrtheCast, a Vancouver-based technology company...

2013-11-25 16:30:47

VANCOUVER, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast' or 'the Company') is extremely pleased to announce that the Progress 53P cargo ship carrying UrtheCast's cameras has now reached orbit, following a successful launch from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome. Travelling aboard a Soyuz rocket, UrtheCast's two cameras -- the world's first 1-Metre Class, high-resolution Earth video camera and one medium-resolution imaging camera -- are scheduled to arrive at the...

2013-11-25 16:21:09

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the SATCON Satellite Communications Conference & Expo held here November 13-14 at the Javits Convention Center, Teal Group space analysts have identified 3,164 space payloads proposed to be built and launched to earth or deep space orbits between 2013 and 2032. They estimate the value of these satellites and other space payloads at more than $235 billion. Near term, Teal analysts identify and quantify 276 proposed launches...

Apollo Data On Lunar Dust
2013-11-21 04:12:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1969, Neil Armstrong took man's first otherworldly steps onto the lunar surface. He had no idea what a nuisance the soil beneath his feet would prove to be at the time. Scratchy lunar dust clung to everything it touched. This caused scientific instruments to overheat and a type of lunar dust hay fever for Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt. NASA undertook a scientific experiment to figure out how fast the dust collects, but the...

New Step Brings NASA Closer To Launching Astronauts Again
2013-11-20 14:42:21

[ Watch the Video: Launching Astronauts From American Soil ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said it has taken another step in an effort to once again launch astronauts from American soil by the end of 2017. The US space agency is asking companies to complete development of crew transportation systems that meet NASA certification requirements and to begin conducting crewed flights to the International Space Station. "NASA is committed to launching American...

2013-11-20 08:32:02

VANCOUVER, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast' or 'the Company') has successfully obtained a comprehensive insurance policy from a leading space insurance broker for the launch, installation, commissioning, and business interruption of its two cameras aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The insurance coverage provides risk indemnity in the event that the rocket fails to achieve orbit, or in the event that the space walk results in damaged or...

2013-11-19 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and veteran space shuttle astronaut, will be available for interviews from 6-8 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This month marks the 15th anniversary of the first module of the International Space Station's launch into orbit on Nov. 20, 1998. Cabana served as commander of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-88...

2013-11-15 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected ZIN Technologies Inc. of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, to support space flight systems development and operations at the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This cost-plus-fixed-fee contract includes a base period and three option periods, as well as an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity component. The contract will begin in January. If all...

2013-11-15 12:20:30

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The detailed overview of safety practices the company is implementing was a major milestone for SpaceX under a funded Space...

2013-11-14 16:31:39

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ("UrtheCast" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its financial results for the three and nine months ending on September 30, 2013. Highlights Include: -- Cosmonauts from Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, successfully installed the Bi-axial Pointing Platform ("BPP") on the Russian module of the International Space Station ("ISS"). The BPP is the structure on...


Latest Manned spacecraft Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

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