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ATV Space Ferry Set For Launch To Space Station
2012-02-09 04:07:58

Fuel, water, oxygen, air and most of the dry cargo have been loaded into ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi, as the 9 March liftoff approaches.

Vega VV01
2012-01-29 11:57:59

Final preparations are in full swing for the rocket’s inaugural flight from Europe’s Spaceport.

Vega Rocket Ready For First Flight
2012-01-19 09:00:28

Final checkout of Europe’s new Vega launcher was completed last Friday, marking another milestone towards its maiden flight from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

2012-01-10 05:34:09

Overview Of ESA activities In 2012 Of Interest To Media

Russian Rocket Launches Six Satellites From French Guiana
2011-12-18 05:31:40

A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off this weekend from French Guiana’s Sinamary spaceport, only the second time a Soyuz rocket has ever lifted off from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new launch facility in South America.

Image 1 - Vega Moves Closer To Liftoff
2011-12-16 04:14:00

The integration of Vega’s first, second and third stages is now complete at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The new rocket is moving full speed ahead towards its maiden flight at the end of January.

VA Legislature Wants To Give Tax Break For Space Burials
2011-12-13 09:40:11

Virginia legislators are proposing a tax break for residents who want their remains launched into space when they pass.

2011-11-17 17:30:00

As developers scramble for alternatives in the wake of Adobe’s announcement to discontinue mobile Flash, Spaceport 3.0 integrates Adobe’s popular desktop-based creation tools with high performance

Image 1 - First Vega Launch Campaign Possible For January
2011-11-12 05:44:55

The first Vega launch campaign began on Monday at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with the installation of the first stage on the pad. Europe’s new small launcher is on track for its maiden flight at the end of January.

First Soyuz Ready For Liftoff From French Guiana Spaceport
2011-10-16 04:12:52

The first Soyuz to take off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana was moved to the launch pad on Friday. The rocket that will carry the first two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit is on track for liftoff on 20 October.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.