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Rocket ‘Anomaly’ Blamed For Putting European Navigation Satellites Into Wrong Orbits

by Elizabeth Howell August 26, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter An independent investigation committee is looking at why two European navigation satellites are in the wrong orbits following their launch from French Guiana last week. While the first part of the launch went well, officials said telemetry from the satellites showed […]

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Spectacular Southern Lights, Shooting Stars, Sahara Snapshots and more from ESA’s Alexander Gerst aboard ISS

by Ken Kremer July 6, 2014

Spectacular snapshots of the Southern Lights, Shooting Stars, the Sahara Desert and much more are streaming back from space to Earth courtesy of Alexander Gerst, ESA’s German astronaut currently serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS). See a gallery of Alex’s stunning space-based views (sagenhafte Weltraum bilder) collected herein – starting with the auroral fireworks […]

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U.S. Should Send Astronauts To Space Station By Trampoline: Russian Official

by Elizabeth Howell April 29, 2014

Facing sanctions from the United States government, a high-ranking Russian official took to Twitter today (April 29) to express his frustration, warning that NASA has few options should Soyuz flights to the International Space Station cease. “After analyzing the sanctions against our space industry, I suggest to the USA to bring their astronauts to the International […]

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If You Could Ride on the Outside of a Rocket, Here’s Your View While Blasting Into Space

by Elizabeth Howell April 7, 2014

Imagine clinging on to the side of a rocket, somehow able to hang on despite the high speeds and diminishing oxygen. Looking down, this is what you’ll see — the view in the video above. This incredible sequence shows Sentinel-1a during its initial climb to orbit last week and, if you wait long enough, you […]

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Event Alert: Watch Space Station Hatch Opening Live Tonight

by Elizabeth Howell March 27, 2014

Update, 8:33 p.m. EDT: The Soyuz spacecraft arrived safely at station at 7:53 p.m. EDT (11:53 a.m. UTC) and coverage of the hatch opening is scheduled at 10:15 p.m. EDT (2:15 a.m. UTC). After spending an extra couple of days in the cramped Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the incoming International Space Station crew will likely be very […]

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