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United Launch Alliance Rocket Puts US Spy Satellite Into Orbit
2013-08-29 07:46:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A top secret payload was launched from a Delta IV Heavy rocket on Wednesday morning. The rocket lifted off at 11:03 am PDT from the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, carrying a US spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Officials at United Launch Alliance said the rocket launch was successful, despite a ten minute delay due to minor issues. “We are truly honored to deliver this critical asset...

2013-07-27 20:20:05

Young Scientists from Grade School through Graduate School Showcase Work in Unique, Hands-On Event PUEBLO, Colo., July 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High-power sport rockets carried payloads thousands of feet above the plains of Pueblo, Colo., today at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Student Rocket Launch. The event marked the culmination of an experience designed to simulate a real-life launch campaign and encourage students to pursue careers...

2013-07-25 20:20:20

Largest rocket to launch from Colorado featured at unique, hands-on STEM event with college interns from United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp and K-12 students CENTENNIAL & BOULDER, Colo., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STEM education is a hot topic among technology companies and state and national leaders. It is a national priority to compete globally by advancing students' math and science learning and inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM,...

Russia Launches Investigation Into Proton-M Rocket Failure
2013-07-05 07:48:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia has suspended all launches of Proton rockets following the July 2 launch failure of a Proton M rocket carrying navigational satellites into space. The country is also launching a criminal investigation into the disaster, sparking renewed doubts about the capabilities of the Russian space industry. On Tuesday, July 2, an unmanned Proton M rocket was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying three GLONASS...

Another Setback For Russian Space Industry As Rocket Fails Moments After Lift Off
2013-07-02 12:11:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is facing another setback after it failed to launch a Proton-M rocket into space. Seconds after the rocket lifted off from the launch pad it started to veer off its trajectory, falling apart in mid-air and erupting into a ball of flames. The Proton-M rocket was supposed to be taking three Russian Glonass-M navigation satellites into space. "There was an accident during the Proton-M launch. The...

2013-04-22 23:02:04

Discovery Science Center, The Boeing Company, The Boeing Community Employee Fund, ScholarShare and Future Scientists and Engineers of America are teaming up to host the annual Rocket Launch on May 11, 2013 — a day of fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. Santa Ana, Calif. (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Discovery Science Center (DSC), The Boeing Company (Boeing), The Boeing Community Employee Fund, ScholarShare and Future Scientists and Engineers of America are teaming up to host the...

2012-12-06 12:20:15

KYIV, Ukraine, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukrainian rocket engines are getting difficult to compete with. The European Space Agency equips the upper module of its Vega rockets with the Ukrainian liquid-fuel RD-869 rocket engine. With the creation of Vega, the lightest in its arsenal, Europe should be able to launch rockets of all classes and not depend on Russia and the United States, reports Ukrainian ICTV. Today's technological advancement allow to create smaller...

2012-08-30 06:20:35

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported the successful August 30 launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The ULA Atlas V rocket launched the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission for NASA. RBSP is designed to help understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the Earth's radiation belts on various scales of space and time. The rocket flew in the 401...

2012-08-20 22:21:06

KYIV, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ukrainian-Russian expandable carrier rocket Zenit 3SL set world record in the precision of a satellite launch. The carrier launched commercial satellite Intelsat 21 from a mobile platform in the Pacific Ocean on August 19, 2012. The satellite will service major direct-to-home and cable programmers in Latin and North America, Europe and other regions for at least 18 years. The closest to the Earth point on the satellite's orbit had...

2012-07-19 10:22:31

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, NASA on Friday will begin allowing public visitors to tour one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Apollo Saturn V moon rockets were launched. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120719/NY43387 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) The KSC Up-Close: Launch Pad Tour, the latest to open of three...