Indian Air Force (IAF) to select crew for India’s own 1st manned mission to space

INDIA'S 1ST ROCKET WAS SLV-3 (SATELLITE LAUNCHING VEHICLE).FIRST SLV WAS LAUNCHED TO SPACE ON AUGUST 10TH,1979,AT SRIHARIKOTTA SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTRE, IN ANDRA PRADESH.

NEW DELHI: Joining the project for country’s first indigenous manned mission to space, Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and is now planning to set up […]

China Outlines Space Priorities, Including Debris Mitigation, New Launch Vehicles

The graphic shows part of Long-March series of carrier rockets. Illustration: Xinhua

PARIS — The Chinese government on Dec. 29 issued a broad statement on its five-year space program, saying top priorities include developing three new launch vehicles — including a rapid-response launch system — and mitigating its contribution to space debris.

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Success – Soyuz-2-1A Rocket Launch

A Soyuz 2-1A Rocket Launched on December 28 at 21.09 Moscow time from Launch Complex 31 area at the Baikonur Cosmodrome,

From ROSCOSMOS (translated) – starting businesses calculations of rocket-space industry in Russia is made ​​of space rocket launch (RKN) “Soyuz-2.1a” with the upper block (RB) “Frigate”, designed for launching into orbit of the […]

Will presidential race end with a shift in space?

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Written by James Dean | FLORIDA TODAY

After the space shuttle’s retirement this year, frustration over the decline in the nation’s human spaceflight capability might leave President Barack Obama open to attack in the 2012 campaign.

But experts say the Republicans vying to replace Obama are unlikely to seek big changes to […]

NASA no priority for most presidential candidates

By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Of all the presidential candidates, the election of Newt Gingrich likely would have the greatest effect on NASA for one simple reason. He would pay attention to it.

The beleaguered space agency, despite its frequent mention in lofty speeches about “reaching for the stars,” rarely gets put on the front burner […]

Russian Space Agency to report on recent failures on Thursday

MOSCOW, December 27 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wants to hear a report from the Russian Space Agency on the causes of recent failure on Thursday, December 29.

“On Thursday, I expect a report from top officials from the Russian Space Agency on recent failures,” he said in his Twitter […]

Space policy not likely to change if GOP candidate elected

Written by James Dean FLORIDA TODAY

After the space shuttle’s retirement this year, frustration over the decline in the nation’s human spaceflight capability may leave President Barack Obama open to attack in the 2012 campaign.

But experts say the Republicans vying to replace Obama are unlikely to seek big changes to NASA’s post-shuttle transition, which relies […]

Russian communication satellite crashes shortly after launch

Soyuz-2 carrier rocket © Photo Alexander Morgunov

 

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MOSCOW, December 23 (RIA Novosti)

A Meridian satellite that on Friday was launched from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia on board a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket crashed near the Siberian city of Tobolskminutes after liftoff , a Defense Ministry source said.

“Early information suggests that the […]

NASA Official: Commercial Crew Solicitation Expected in February

By Dan Leone

Michael Leinbach (left) and Ed Mango (right). Credit: Photo by Bill Ingalls/Getty Images North America

WASHINGTON — NASA will solicit proposals in February for the third phase of a program aimed at developing commercially operated astronaut transportation systems, an agency official said Dec. 20.

NASA wants to pick at least two winners […]

U.S. Air Force Plans Reusable Space Booster

By Guy Norris Los Angeles

Stretched between growing operational space demands and shrinking budgets, the U.S. Air Force is funding the first major research phases of a reusable booster system (RBS) intended to replace its costly expendable launchers.

Although the value of the initial contracts to Andrews Space, Boeing and Lockheed Martin is only $2 […]