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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.

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

The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is facing another setback after it failed to launch a Proton-M rocket into space.

Spaceport America Gets A New Tenant
2013-05-08 04:24:18

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced on Tuesday that SpaceX has signed a three-year agreement to use Spaceport America for flight testing.

Orbital, NASA Looking For A Launch Window For Antares Rocket
2013-04-21 09:25:24

Orbital Sciences’ new Antares medium-class space launch vehicle is set for a launch today at 5:00 pm EDT. The rocket, which was originally scheduled for lift-off on Wednesday April 17, is being launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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