Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 01.02.18


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A Bizarre Failure Scenario Emerges for Ariane 5 Mission Anomaly with SES 14 & Al Yah 3 – Spaceflight101
Europe’s Ariane 5 appears to have gotten away with a black eye on Thursday when its 97th mission veered off course from the onset of the rocket’s climb, but still managed to deploy two innovative communications craft in a stable, but off-target orbit from where it will be up to the SES 14 and…
NASA`s GOLD Instrument, SES-14 Satellite on Track After Launch Anomaly
The satellite company SES confirmed that its SES-14 communications satellite, which hosts an upper-atmosphere-observation mission from NASA, will be able to reach its final orbit just four weeks late after a launch anomaly saw the rocket lose contact.
Ariane 5 Rocket Delivers Satellites, NASA GOLD to Orbit Despite Launch Anomaly
Two commercial satellites and a NASA Earth-observation instrument managed to reach orbit despite a scare during liftoff today (Jan. 25).
Ariane 5 Reaches Launch Pad for Dual-Payload Delivery with SES 14 & Al Yah 3 – Spaceflight101
Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket rolled out to its French Guiana launch pad in preparation for a Thursday liftoff on the vehicle’s year-opening mission, tasked with deploying a pair of innovative satellites to a Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit peaking 45,000 Kilometers above the planet. Stacked…
NASA`s GOLD Mission Launching on Ariane 5 Rocket Today: Watch It Live
NASA’s GOLD mission is set to launch Jan. 25 starting at 5:20 p.m. EST — here’s how to watch live.
NASA GOLD, 2 Satellites in Orbit After Ariane 5 Launch Anomaly (Update)
Two satellites, one carrying a NASA science instrument, are safely in orbit despite an anomaly with their Ariane 5 rocket during launch, Arianespace officials say.
NASA`s GOLD Mission Powers on for First Time After Eventful Launch
NASA’s GOLD mission powered on briefly to open its detector doors before beginning a long journey into geostationary orbit.
NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts in `Day of Remembrance` Ceremonies Today
NASA honors astronauts and others who gave their lives in the pursuit of space exploration with its Day of Remembrance today (Jan. 25). Here’s how the solemn day is being marked.
Long-Lost NASA Satellite May Have Been Found by Amateur Astronomer
An amateur astronomer appears to have made contact with a long-lost NASA satellite.
Soyuz Rocket Ready for Return-to-Flight Mission from Far Eastern Vostochny Cosmodrome – Spaceflight101
Russia’s Soyuz rocket stands ready for liftoff from the Far Eastern Vostochny Cosmodrome on Thursday with a cluster of eleven satellites, set to rehabilitate the Soyuz/Fregat combination after encountering a failure on its last Vostochny launch in November.
Soyuz / Fregat Redeem Themselves on Third Vostochny Launch – Kanopus-V 3 & 4 | Spaceflight101
Russia’s Soyuz rocket on Thursday lifted off from the frozen grounds of the Vostochny Cosmodrome on a mission to redeem itself after encountering a launch failure on its last flight from the new launch base established in the country’s Far East.

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