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2008-09-18 12:30:00

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) today announced that the U.S. Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center (SMC) recently placed an order for a new Minotaur IV launch vehicle under the company's Orbital/Suborbital Program-2 (OSP-2) contract.

2008-08-07 12:01:14

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 7 August [Report by Apinya Wipatayotin: "Thai satellite launch held up by Kazakhstan - Drop zone permission suddenly withdrawn"] The launch of Thailand's first natural resources survey satellite, THEOS, aboard a Russian rocket has again been postponed after Kazakhstan suddenly withdrew permission for the first-stage booster to fall within its borders.

2008-08-06 03:00:37

By Elva K. Osterreich, Alamogordo Daily News, N.M. Aug. 6--After offering a lot of information during two hearings Tuesday, Federal Aviation Administration officials had a single public comment offered about Spaceport America.

2008-07-10 21:00:07

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan.

2008-07-02 18:00:00

By STEPHEN WHITE BRITAIN'S biggest passenger space rocket is set for its first flight - fuelled by old car tyres. Nova 2 is designed to carry three passengers more than 60 miles above the Earth for 20-minute trips.

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).

2008-06-28 12:01:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) JIUQUAN, Northwest China, June 28 (Xinhua) - Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the crew of Shenzhou spacecraft 6, carried the Olympic flame Saturday in the torch relay at the "Dongfeng Space City" in northwest China's Gansu province.

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.

2008-03-17 00:00:00

European aerospace giant EADS says it will require a production line of rocket planes to meet demand for the space tourism market. The company’s Astrium division, which makes the Ariene rocket, has plans to make commercial vehicles for consumer flights to altitudes of over 100km (62 miles).

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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
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