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A Russian Soyuz 2-1B launch vehicle has launched with the third and possibly final Persona-1 reconnaissance satellite – also known as Kvarts – for its trip into space on Tuesday. The launch was conducted at …
NASA Space Flight · ByChris Bergin · 6/23/2015
Soyuz
For nearly 15 years, a Decatur-based joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin has had a monopoly on launching the country's spy satellites and intelligence monitoring equipment into space. United Launch Alliance …
Al.com · 37 minutes ago
Meanwhile, congressional panels are preparing to hold hearings on incident, and Pentagon officials may reassess the impact of their recent green light for SpaceX to begin launching military and spy satellites. The …
Wall Street Journal · ByAndy.pasztor andAndy Pasztor · 17 hours ago
SpaceX
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and the current sole launch provider for military and spy satellite launches, to launch a GPS III satellite. An investigation into the explosion will ground the Falcon 9 rockets for "a number of months or so" but less than a …
Reuters · ByIrene Klotz · 1 day ago
Space Station
The orbit is inclined 97.3 degrees to the equator, and is similar to the orbit of China’s Yaogan 14 military spy satellite. Friday’s launch occurred at 2:22 p.m. Beijing time. Chinese officials said the Gaofen 8 satellite is …
Spaceflight Now · ByStephen Clark · 6/27/2015
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Sen—Russia sent its latest spy satellite into orbit Tuesday from a military launch site in the north of the country. A Soyuz-2-1b rocket lifted off from Pad 4 at Site 43 in Plesetsk around 800 km north of the Russian …
SEN TV · 6/23/2015
a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co and the current sole launch provider for military and spy satellite launches, to launch a GPS III satellite. Musk said on Twitter: "Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown.
Firstpost · 6/28/2015
Space Station
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The RD-180 engine powers the first stage of United Launch Alliance's (ULA ... probes are similar and sometimes identical to the ones used on the most advanced spy satellites. Life support technologies developed for the shuttle find their way into the ...
American Thinker · 7 hours ago
NASA
Before SpaceX lofts any humans or multi-billion-dollar spy satellites into orbit, let’s hope everyone in industry and government does their jobs to the utmost and grants no quarter to anyone in pursuit of safe and reliable …
breakingdefense.com · 13 hours ago
Launch Failure
according to a Defense News report citing a Japanese government official. The launch, Japan’s first of 2015, took place at Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center using a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA carrier rocket. The spy satellite will be ...
The Diplomat · 2/2/2015