Latest Rocket launch Stories

2010-09-27 14:28:00

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched on September 25 a Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite into its initial low earth orbit, with support from TASC's Rocket Systems Launch Program team.

2010-02-15 15:04:02

Interfax news agency reported on Friday that the first launch of a Russian space rocket from a site has been delayed.

2009-10-18 12:42:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to the Atlas rocket program's accomplished five decade legacy, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V successfully launched the U.S.

2009-08-17 07:29:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 48th successful and final Air Force Delta II Global Positioning System satellite launch occurred today, ending one of the most successful space launch programs in American history.

2009-04-24 11:32:00

INDIAN LAND, S.C., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire North America, Inc.

2008-09-20 15:00:36

The Russian space agency will launch 10 carrier rockets at a French facility under a new contract with a French company, officials said Saturday.

2008-06-30 09:03:14

Russia launches rocket with military satellite MOSCOW, June 27 (Xinhua) -- A Proton-K rocket carrying a Kosmos military satellite was launched from the cosmodrome of Baikonur on Friday, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The heavy carrier took off at 03:59 Moscow time (23:59 GMT).

2008-04-28 16:41:38

PARIS -- Israel's Amos-3 telecommunications satellite was placed successfully into geostationary orbit on Monday aboard the inaugural flight of the Russian-Ukrainian Land Launch system, setting the stage for what satellite-fleet operators hope will be a lively competition between Land Launch -- affiliated with Sea Launch Co.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.