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ISRO postpones Demo Re-Usable Launch Vehicle Lift-off

Originally scheduled to be launched today, the prestigious Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) being developed by Thumba-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was delayed to April 2016 due to technical snags, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). RLV(TD) is miniscule prototype of India’s space shuttle that can return to earth after lofting off satellites in their orbit. More than ...

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Move Over Google, SpaceX Ponders 4,000-Satellite Internet Connectivity by 2022

SpaceX has sought official permission to go ahead with its ambitious worldwide internet connectivity program with a constellation of 4,000 satellites covering even the remotest region of the earth that may halt Google and Facebook in their threshold launching similar programs in the future. In its request to the Federal Communications Commission, Elon Musk of SpaceX wants to transform the ...

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SpaceX sends 6th cargo mission to ISS, but fails rocket recovery test again

US spaceflight company SpaceX has launched its sixth cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS), but failed in its second attempt to recover part of the Falcon 9 rocket on its reentry to land on a floating-base erected in the Atlantic Ocean. The California-based company’s Dragon cargo ship, filled with over 1,950 kg of supplies and payload, lifted off ...

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SpaceX Sixth Supply Mission to ISS by Falcon 9 Postponed Due to Bad Weather

Unviable weather conditions forced delay of the launch of SpaceX Sixth Cargo Supply mission to International Space Station, that includes supplies for astronauts and a coffee maker. SpaceX has postponed the planned launch of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft to Tuesday, April 14, at 4:10:40 p.m. EDT, which will be covred live by NASA Television starting from ...

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Coffee Machine, C/o International Space Station, Please Acknowledge!

From “ISSpresso” coffee machine to improving LCD screens, a variety of research is headed to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the sixth SpaceX contracted resupply mission set for delivery this month. All systems are “go” for the launch of a SpaceX Dragon space capsule carrying NASA cargo to the ISS from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on ...

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