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NASA Achieved Major Programmatic Milestone For Spaceport Of The Future
2014-03-26 20:20:13

NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to transform the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a multi-user spaceport by successfully completing the initial design and technology development phase for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program.

Sentinel-1
2014-02-25 09:35:09

The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to be prepared over the coming weeks for launch on 3 April.

Roscosmos Launches New Version Of Soyuz Rocket
2013-12-29 07:58:53

After numerous delays earlier in the week, Russia successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1v, an upgraded version of its venerable series of spacecraft.

ESA Gaia Mission Lifts Off For Five-Year Galaxy Mapping Mission
2013-12-19 07:28:32

The long-anticipated mission of ESA’s Milky Way mapper has finally launched. Set to image the galaxy with its billion-pixel camera, Gaia lifted off on Dec 19 at 09:12 GMT (4:12am EST) from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

Record Number Of Satellites Launching On Minotaur Rocket Tonight
2013-11-19 18:55:58

Orbital Sciences announced on Tuesday that it is in the final preparations for the launch of a mission that will place a record number of satellites into orbit.

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

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 in California.

Gaia Arrived In French Guiana Today
2013-08-23 07:44:51

ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, departed yesterday evening from Toulouse and arrived early this morning in French Guiana.

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

Russia has suspended all launches of Proton rockets following the July 2 launch failure of a Proton M rocket carrying GLONASS navigation satellites into space.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).