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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Wallops Completes Initial Assessment After Orbital Mishap

Transporter Erector Launcher, Lightning Suppressors Badly Damaged By The Accident

The Wallops Incident Response Team has completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

LMC Opens Commercial Space Headquarters

Colorado Announces Incentives To Support Growth

Lockheed Martin officials and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper cut the ribbon for the company’s Commercial Space headquarters on Wednesday, and announced an economic incentive program designed to bring jobs to the state.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

NASA Seeks Proposals To Develop Capabilities For Deep Space Exploration

Agency Says Journey to Mars Is The Ultimate Goal

NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found

The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science Corporation lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 PM last night. Shortly after liftoff the rocket exploded resulting in the loss of the Cygnus cargo ship it was carrying to the International Space Station. USA Today has once again printed a story by Thomas Frank regarding the dangers of general aviation. This time he focused on post-crash fires, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has responded. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce issued an 800 word statement about USA Today’s sensationalistic article. An ATR72 on approach to Southend Airport near London came within 80 feet of colliding with a UAV, according to a report from the U.K.'s Airprox Board. The Airprox Board investigates reports of potential in-flight collisions. All this... and MORE in today's episode of A

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

zero2infinity Will Launch Nanosatellites From The Stratosphere

'Rockoon' Will Carry Boosters To Send Small Satellites Into Orbit

Barcelona, Spain-based zero2infinity has been working to expand its capabilities to include a nanosatellite launch vehicle, named bloostar, to offer reliable, dedicated, launch on demand for 21st century small satellites.

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