Friday, January 21, 2022

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Indian rocket fails to launch GISAT-1/EOS-3 satellite

About seven minutes into its launch at 5.43 a.m. the Indian rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) encountered problems in its cryogenic engine-the third and last engine.

‘Out of control’ Chinese rocket falls over Indian Ocean

The "out-of-control" Chinese Long March 5B rocket "re-entered over the Arabian Peninsula at approximately 10:15 p.m. EDT (around 7.45 am India time on Sunday)," according to US Space Command that was tracking the rocket.

SpaceX successfully lands Starship prototype in 5th attempt

Starship SN15 lifted off at 6:24 PM ET from SpaceX's Boca Chica, Texas facilities, soaring more than 6 miles in the sky to test in-flight maneuvers, The Verge reported.

NASA’s Artemis Moon rocket passes key test

The successful test is a critical milestone ahead of the agency's Artemis I mission, which will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a test flight around the Moon and back to Earth

SpaceX Mars prototype rocket explodes upon landing

Tuesday's explosion was the second such blast after the last prototype of Starship met a similar fate during a test flight in December.

SpaceX targets April 20 to launch 4 astronauts to space station

It will be the first mission to fly two international partner crew members as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Programme, NASA said in a blog post.

PSLV rocket lifts-off with India’s 42nd communication satellite CMS-01

The rocket with India's 42nd communication satellite CMS-01 lifted-off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota at 3.41 p.m.

Russia stages ‘successful’ second launch of new rocket

The Angara rockets -- named after a Siberian river flowing out of Lake Baikal -- are the first new family of launchers to be built after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

NASA starts assembling Artemis moon mission rocket

Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight to test the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon in the Artemis programme.

NASA-ESA launch mission to monitor rising global sea level

About the size of a small pickup truck, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea level.

India’s PSLV rocket lifts-off with radar imaging satellite

The rocket with 10 satellites lifted-off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota at 3.02 p.m.

SpaceX replacing 2 rocket engines ahead of next crewed mission

The requirement of replacing the engines became apparent after an investigation into the aberrant behaviour of the Falcon 9 rocket observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt, Space.com reported on Wednesday.

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