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US Air Force focuses on assured access to space

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, April 29. Changes to the space industry over the last 10 years […]


Soyuz-2.1a Rocket Takes Military Satellite to Designated Orbit

Soyuz-2.1a Rocket Takes Military Satellite to Designated Orbit

A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket put a military satellite into its designated orbit Friday, a defense ministry spokesman, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, told RIA Novosti. The satellite separated from the rocket some ten minutes after the liftoff from the Plesetsk space center […]


U.S. Cannot Arm Ukraine and Also Buy Russian Rocket Motors

U.S. Cannot Arm Ukraine and Also Buy Russian Rocket Motors

Are the West and Russia heading for a showdown over Ukraine? The preponderance of the evidence would strongly suggest that the answer to this question is yes. Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine are intensifying their offensive against the government in […]


New Angara-A5 Rocket to Enhance Defense Capability of Russia

New Angara-A5 Rocket to Enhance Defense Capability of Russia

Russia’s new Angara-class rockets will be used to enhance defense capability of Russia and its security partners by putting military and dual-purpose satellites into orbit, the Russian president said Tuesday. “This rocket is intended to put payloads measuring up to […]


Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists recently flight tested a new rocket design that includes a high-energy fuel and a motor design that also delivers a high degree of safety. “What we’re trying to do is break the performance versus sensitivity […]


Russia’s Angara rocket not to be used as ICBM

Russia’s Angara rocket not to be used as ICBM

Russia’s new Angara launch vehicle will not be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov said on Monday, July 14, reports ITAR-TASS. “This will not be done. This is a space […]


IAI Presents Mobile Counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar Radar System at Eurosatory

IAI Presents Mobile Counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar Radar System at Eurosatory

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) presents Green Rock – a mobile autonomous tactical counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar (C-RAM) system. This system was delivered to the Israel Defense Forces and named Wind Shield by the IDF. The system will be on […]


Proton Rocket Failure Probe Finds No Evidence of Deliberate Misconduct

Proton Rocket Failure Probe Finds No Evidence of Deliberate Misconduct

The interdepartmental state commission investigating the recent Proton-M carrier rocket launch failure has so far found no evidence supporting the theory that it was caused by deliberate misconduct, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. “The human factor version, including the […]


Russian Proton rocket carrying advanced satellite crashes

Russian Proton rocket carrying advanced satellite crashes

A Russian Proton rocket with an advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan’s territory after lift-off, RIA Novosti cited a source as saying. There are so far no reports of damage or casualties. The rocket could have crashed over […]


 
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