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  • Soyuz failure to affect ISS utilization
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    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — With the International Space Station likely to have only a three-person crew for an extended period, researchers expect there will be less time devoted to research. The Oct. 11 failure of a Soyuz rocket two minutes after launch, forcing the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft to abort and make... Read more »
  • Virgin Galactic preparing for next phase of SpaceShipTwo test flight program
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    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Virgin Galactic’s chief executive says the company is approaching the “next phase” of the flight test program for the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle as the company’s founder predicts the company reaching space in “weeks.” Speaking at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight here Oct. 10,... Read more »
  • NASA addressing problems with Hubble and Chandra space telescopes
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    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — As one group of engineers continues to diagnose a gyro problem that has sidelined the Hubble Space Telescope, another is dealing with a problem that has put operations of another large space observatory on hold. In a statement Oct. 12, NASA said the Chandra X-Ray Observatory entered... Read more »
  • Op-ed | A space-based survey, not luck, must be our plan against hazardous asteroids
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    This op-ed originally appeared in the Sept. 24, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Luck is not a plan. Yet up to now Congressional appropriators and senior NASA officials are mostly relying on luck to keep us safe from catastrophic fatalities resulting from the surprise impact of an unseen asteroid. So far,... Read more »
  • China to launch unmanned test flight of next-generation crewed spacecraft in 2019
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    HELSINKI — China will perform a first test flight of a full-scale 20-metric ton model of a successor to its Shenzhou spacecraft for human spaceflight next year, a senior official at the craft’s designer said last week. The next-generation crewed spacecraft will be the payload for the first flight of the... Read more »
  • Is Space Sensor Layer the Pentagon’s next major space program?
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    WASHINGTON — Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses. Detecting and tracking hypersonic missiles is a tough problem the Pentagon is trying to... Read more »
  • Soyuz investigators hone in on booster separation, promise conclusions Oct. 20
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    MOSCOW — Details surrounding the dramatic abort of the Oct. 11 Soyuz MS-10 launch are coming into focus as accident investigators collect debris from the Kazakh steppe and begin work on analyzing the cause of the failure. Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to... Read more »

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Launch Date Launch Site Rocket Payload Mission
– 9 March Kourou Ariane 5 ECA Hot Bird 7A, SPAINSAT Communication satellites
– 14 March Vandenberg Pegasus Space Tech 5 3 micro satellites
– 30 March Baikonur Soyuz ISS 12S Expedition 12 crew
– 20 April Cape Canaveral Atlas 5 Astra 1KR Communication satellite
– 10 May Cape Canaveral Discovery STS-121 Manned spaceflight
– 17 May Baikonur Proton-M Hot Bird 8 Communication satellite
– 30 Juin Baikonur Soyuz Fregat METOP Weather satellite
– 22 July Cape Canaveral Delta 2 STEREO Study of the Sun