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Putin: First Manned Launch From New Russian Spaceport By End Of 2018
2013-04-14 08:38:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The target date for the first manned spaceflight launch at Russia´s planned Vostochny Cosmodrome will be sometime in 2018, President Vladimir Putin told astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. Speaking with Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) station crewmembers via video conference from the building site, Putin said that the new launch pad will help the one-time space exploration...

2013-04-10 10:19:25

NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8 p.m. If needed, back-up launch opportunities are available April 18-21. The Antares test flight is the first of two...

2013-04-09 16:20:41

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8...

2013-03-15 20:21:19

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for a test flight of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch is targeted to occur between April 16-18 at approximately 3 p.m. EDT, the day of launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Antares is undergoing testing that will enable the rocket to eventually carry...

Recovery Continues For NASA's Wallops Flight Facility After Hurricane Sandy
2013-03-07 09:15:36

NASA Hurricane Sandy came ashore in northern New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012, and as the powerful storm made its way along the East Coast it brought damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The Wallops Shoreline Protection Project has been managing the restoration efforts and released before and after photos of the shoreline. At 8 a.m. EDT on Oct. 29, 2012, the National Hurricane Center reported tropical-storm-force winds were occurring along the coasts of southern New...

2013-03-05 12:22:48

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled between 1 and 1:45 a.m. EST March 8 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are March 11 and 15 between 12:15 and 2:15 a.m. EDT. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. Launch updates and a map showing the area...

2013-02-22 20:20:19

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday at the nation's newest launch pad. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The company fired dual AJ26 rocket engines for the full duration 29 seconds while the rocket was bolted down on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops...

2013-02-20 12:06:11

University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. RockOn 2013 is an annual workshop held in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. Registration is open through May. "Now in its sixth year, this program provides the basics on building, testing and flying a science payload on a suborbital rocket," said Phil...

2013-02-19 12:20:51

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) RockOn 2013 is an annual workshop held in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. Registration is open through May. "Now in its sixth year, this...

Test Scheduled For Antares Rocket Engine February 12
2013-02-11 07:49:20

NASA NASA's Wallops Flight Facility will provide launch range support for an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket engine test scheduled for Feb. 12 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A. The window for the engine test, or hot fire, is 6- 9 p.m. EST. The test will fire the Antares' dual AJ26 rocket engines, which will generate a combined total thrust of 680,000 lbs., for about 30 seconds while the first stage of the test rocket will be held down on the pad. The hot fire...