Space


SpaceX Puts Off Launch in California

SpaceX postponed the scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday because of high winds and rain at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The launch would have been the company’s…

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Call for Funding of Space Industry in Crisis

The Israeli space industry finds itself in a grave crisis in the wake of the explosion of the Amos 6 telecommunications satellite on the launch pad in Florida last September,…

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John Glenn, An American Hero

When word spread that former astronaut John Glenn had died on Thursday, obituary writers and millions of other Americans all pegged him with the same description: American Hero. Glenn achieved…

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Russia: Space Ship Malfunctions, Breaks Up Over Siberia

An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said.…

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Xinwei Buys Spacecom at Discount After Amos 6 Blowup

The Chinese communications corporation Xinwei was able to pick up Israel’s Spacecom for $190 million, marked down by 33 percent, thanks to the launchpad explosion of the Amos 6 satellite…

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Best Weather Satellite Ever Built Rockets Into Space

The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track…

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Rocket Blasts Off for Int’l Space Station

A Soyuz rocket carrying a veteran American astronaut, a French newcomer and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday. The crew of NASA astronaut Peggy…

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SpaceX Closer to Understanding Rocket Explosion at Pad

SpaceX said Friday it’s closer to understanding last month’s rocket explosion at the launch pad and aims to resume flights by year’s end. The company had already targeted the rocket’s…

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Ofek 11 Begins to Transmit Images

Concerns that the Ofek 11 satellite launched two weeks ago had malfunctioned on takeoff dissipated over the weekend, as the satellite sent back its first images of earth. With that,…

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SpaceX Aims to Resume Launches in November

SpaceX is aiming to resume flights in November following a launch pad fire that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and an Israeli communications satellite it was due to lift into…

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