NASA’s GRAIL Launch Now Targeted for Saturday, Sept. 10

NASA's GRAIL Launch will insert twin satellites into a Moon Orbit, will launch on a ULA Delta II Heavy Rocket.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:29:57 PM EDT

The launch of a Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior  Laboratory (GRAIL) has been postponed one day to allow additional time to review  […]

Roscosmos to enhance control of Soyuz rocket engines’ production

Roscosmos to enhance control of Soyuz rocket engines' production. © RIA Novosti. Oleg Urusov

MOSCOW, September 9 (RIA Novosti)

A special commission investigating the causes of the August 24 failed launch  of Russia’s Soyuz carrier rocket has recommended enhancing the control of the  production of engines for Soyuz rockets, Russian space agency Roscosmos  said.


Russian space agency determines Soyuz crash cause

Rocket was reportedly felled by manufacturing flaw; engines to be checked

updated     9/8/2011 7:47:01 PM ET2011-09-08T23:47:01

MOSCOW — The crash of an unmanned Russian supply ship bound for the International Space Station last month was caused by a manufacturing flaw, the country’s space agency said Thursday.

The flaw led to the failure of a gas […]