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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

SpaceX Postpones AsiaSat 6 Launch

Will Review Potential Failure Modes And Contingency Plans

SpaceX has decided to postpone the flight of AsiaSat 6 that had been scheduled for Wednesday.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Boeing To Manufacture New Docking System For ISS

Will Be Compatible With Any Spacecraft, Company Says

Boeing will begin manufacturing a new docking system for the International Space Station (ISS), having recently completed the critical design review for the NASA Docking System Block-1 (NDSB-1). In compliance with the International Docking System standard, NDSB-1 will be compatible with any space craft.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Galileo Satellites Fail To Reach Proper Orbit

Arianespace Begins Inquiry, Soyuz Launches Suspended

A pair of navigation satellites launched last week by Arianespace from its spaceport in French Guiana failed to reach their proper orbits, prompting the formation of an investigative committee to look into the launch.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Airborne 08.27.14: WATTsUp Flies!, ForeFlight Update, New Goodyear Blimp Debuts

Also: Air Show Industry Honors 3, Night OSH Airshow, 'New' Wright Flyer, NTSB Unhappy With UPS/Union, Sleepy Chinese Controllers

Pipistrel has flown its two-place electric trainer for the first time. The company developed the airplane, called the WATTsUp, in partnership with Siemens AG, which provided the electric main propulsion components. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3 is now in the App Store with two major new features: Track Log and Weight & Balance. Track Log is a cloud-enabled flight recorder that allows you to capture your flight track data, upload it to the cloud, export it to third party flight review and mapping applications, and share flight tracks with others. Track Log is built upon ForeFlight’s Sync system and makes track data available on all your mobile devices. The newest Goodyear blimp, Named Wingfoot One, is the first of a new generation of airships manufactured by Germany's ZLT Zeppelin Company and assembled by a team of Zeppelin and Goodyear engineers

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Lockheed Martin To Establish Space Debris Tracking Site

Partners With Australian Company To Set Up The Facility In Western Australia

Under a new strategic cooperation agreement, Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia that will paint a more detailed picture of space debris for both government and commercial customers.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Embry-Riddle, ISU Reinforce Cooperation

New MoU Signed Solidifying Relationship Between The Two Organizations

The Commercial Space Operations program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and International Space University (ISU) recently executed a new memorandum of understanding, solidifying a relationship in place since 2003 that provides new opportunities for both institutions and their students.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit

Probe En Route To Historic Encounter With Pluto

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

NASA Awards Option On Test And Operations Support Contract

Jacobs Technology To Continue To Provide Overall Management, Implementation

NASA has exercised the first option to extend the period of performance of its Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, TN, to September 30, 2016.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Gone West: Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel

Served As Mission Specialist, Pilot, And Mission Commander

Former NASA astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who served as a mission specialist on his first space shuttle flight, pilot on his second and commanded his final two, died Aug. 21 after a long illness. He was 67 years old.

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