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  • Russia Will Bomb U.S. Missile Launch Sites If Trump Attacks Syria, Ambassador Warns

    04/11/2018 9:42:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 360 replies
    Newsweak Prog Prop via Yahoo Noose ^ | April 11, @018 | David Brennan
    Moscow will shoot down any U.S. missiles fired at Syria and retaliate against American launch sites, the Russian ambassador to Lebanon has warned. Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin made the comments on Tuesday while speaking on the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV channel, Reuters reported. President Donald Trump is currently considering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following Saturday’s suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma near the capital city of Damascus. Medical relief groups say the attack killed dozens of civilians.
  • N Korea Looks To Be Preparing A Launch That Could Torpedo Talks And Bring A Full On War With The US

    04/03/2018 10:05:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 4-3-2018 | Alex Lockie
    Despite a visible and encouraging thaw in relations between North and South Korea, Pyongyang appears to be readying a move that could torpedo upcoming talks with the US, and potentially bring about an all-out war. The launch in question isn't a missile launch, which has often stoked tensions before, but a satellite launch, and it demonstrates how fraught talks between the US and North Korea have become. Time and time again, the US and North Korea have entered into talks with the goal of denuclearization, but more often than not, North Korea blows up the deal by launching a satellite...
  • NASA's $1 Billion Mobile Launcher Leans a Little

    02/21/2018 10:03:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | By Avery Thompson
    NASA's latest tower for launching rockets has a little bit of a lean, which means it may be able to launch just a single rocket. The cost of this tower boondoggle? Almost $1 billion. The tower in question is the Mobile Launcher designed for NASA’s upcoming Space Launch System, which would become the world’s most powerful rocket once completed in a few years. The tower is supposed to keep the rocket stable and upright on the platform during a launch. The system was built for NASA’s now-defunct Ares I rocket and later repurposed for the SLS. The Mobile Launcher is...
  • The State of the World Wide Rocket Industry at the start of 2018.

    02/11/2018 8:32:50 PM PST · by Voption · 18 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | January 2, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    First, 2016 was the worst year for the Russian rocket industry in decades...Second, China has been aggressively ramping up its launch rate, and in 2016 moved clearly into the top tier of space-faring nations...Third, the United States is clearly transitioning away from a government owned and operated rocket industry to one owned and operated by the private sector. Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the federal government has not launched a single rocket that it designed, built, and owns. Instead, every payload put in space by the U.S. has been put there by a private sector rocket.
  • Watch Elon Musk Launch of Falcon Heavy Live

    02/06/2018 11:36:57 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 67 replies
    SpaceX Website ^ | 2.6/2018
    Watch Elon Musk Launch his person Tesla with dummy dressed in space suit in the driver's seat. Live in 71 minutes February 6, 2:45 PM
  • S. Korean military: No signs of N. Korea's imminent missile launch

    01/03/2018 6:46:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 1/4/18
    South Korea's defense authorities said Thursday there has been no indication of an imminent missile test by North Korea, responding to U.S. news reports that the secretive nation appears to be preparing to fire another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). "There is no activity that would lead to an assessment that a missile provocation by North Korea is imminent," Army Col. Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a press briefing. He pointed out, however, that it's possible for the North to press ahead with a missile provocation anytime, adding South Korea and the United States are...
  • Seoul still bristles over Cheonan sinking

    03/27/2012 9:33:25 PM PDT · by U-238 · 21 replies
    Space Daily ^ | 3/27/2012 | Space Daily
    South Korea reiterated warnings to Pyongyang over future military attacks as South Korea commemorates the fatal 2010 sinking of the patrol ship Cheonan allegedly by North Korea. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said South Korea will "thoroughly retaliate against North Korea" if provoked again," a report by Yonhap news agency said. Last week Lee and Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik visited the National Cemetery in Daejeon to pay respects to the dead sailors. The 1,200-ton naval corvette Cheonan sank rapidly after an explosion from a suspected torpedo ripped the vessel in half in March 2010. It sank just more than 1...
  • SpaceX to Launch Classified "Zuma" Payload Tonight

    11/16/2017 7:54:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Jay Bennett
    A Falcon 9 rocket is vertical on the pad at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A with a classified payload in the fairing. A launch window for the flight opens at 8:00 p.m. EST and remains open until 10:00 p.m. The first stage of the Falcon 9 will return for a vertical landing at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Defense giant Northrop Grumman has confirmed in a statement that it procured the launch for an undisclosed customer, but what the payload is, and who will be operating the satellite, have not been revealed. The codename for...
  • SpaceX is launching a secret mission to space Wednesday. Here's what we know so far.

    11/14/2017 7:30:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    mashable ^ | 11/14/2017 | Miriam Kramer
    If the Zuma launch goes well, it will mark SpaceX's 17th launch of 2017. If the landing goes off without a hitch, it will be the company's 20th overall successful landing. This includes landings on drone ships at sea as well as on land. Very little is known about the Zuma mission, as no government or commercial entity has claimed it.  Usually, even the National Reconnaissance Office — the branch of the government responsible for maintaining spy satellites — will say when a payload is theirs while keeping the mission details classified. But for some reason, whatever agency is behind...
  • Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane

    11/11/2017 3:49:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Space.com ^ | Hanneke Weitering,
    A cargo resupply mission scheduled to launch to the International Space Station this morning (Nov. 11) was aborted at the last minute due to aircraft flying in the restricted airspace over the launch site at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility here in Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital ATK's Antares rocket was one minute away from liftoff when flight controllers abruptly aborted the launch at 7:36 a.m. EST (1236 GMT), when the aircraft entered the restricted area.  With the five-minute launch window closed for the day, Orbital ATK rescheduled the Antares launch for no earlier than 7:14 a.m. EST (1214 GMT) on Sunday...
  • ...USAF Satellite Launching ... Aug 25 on Cape Debut of Retired ICBM Minotaur Rocket: Watch Live

    08/25/2017 7:45:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 25 Aug , 2017 | Ken Kremer
    A gap filling space surveillance satellite that will track orbiting threats for the U.S. Air Force is set for an thrilling nighttime blastoff Friday, Aug. 25 on the maiden mission of the Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral that’s powered by a retired Cold War-era ICBM missile – once armed with nuclear warheads. The ORS-5 satellite will provide the US military with space-based surveillance and tracking of other satellites both friend and foe as well as space debris in geosynchronous orbit, 22,236 miles above the equator. The Orbital ATK Minotaur IV rocket carrying the ORS-5 tracking satellite for the USAF...
  • North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, South Korean Military Says

    05/13/2017 3:58:20 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 65 replies
    NBC news ^ | 5/13/17 | PHIL HELSEL, COURTNEY KUBE and STELLA KIM
    North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning that flew around 430 miles, a South Korean military official said, in what appears to be the latest missile test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.
  • Space X launch in Florida

    04/23/2017 10:09:38 PM PDT · by fastrock · 17 replies
    Would like to see a launch this summer. Any suggestions on where to stay and where to view launch. Not like I want to be close enough to see the paint peeling from launch tower, yet I don't want to be so far away that it looks like a magic mark w/ flames.
  • Sinpo South Shipyard, DPRK Missile Pad

    04/16/2017 6:58:06 PM PDT · by CARTOUCHE · 33 replies
    Google Earth ^ | Dec 8, 2916 | Google Earth
    Copy these coordinates and plug them into Google Earth for a overall look at what may no longer exist in a few days. 40 01 05.23N,128 09 23.81E
  • Japanese mini-rocket launch fails

    01/14/2017 9:12:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:32 PM ET, Sat January 14, 2017 | James Griffiths and Yoko Wakatsuki,
    Japan's attempt to launch one of the smallest-ever rockets into space has ended in failure. The 9.5-meter (32-foot) rocket lifted off around 8:30 a.m. local time Sunday from the Uchinoura Space Center in southwestern Japan, according to state broadcaster NHK. The rocket was carrying a micro-satellite that is 35 centimeters (13 inches) tall and weighs 3 kg (6.6 lbs.). However, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), communication systems malfunctioned after the rocket launched, causing the ignition of the second booster to be terminated. The rocket fell into the sea southeast of Uchinoura. The launch, which was delayed from...
  • US detects failed North Korean ballistic missile launch

    10/15/2016 7:32:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    CNN sux ^ | 10-15-16 | KJ Kwon and Susannah Cullinane
    US Strategic Command systems detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch Saturday evening near the northwestern city of Kusong, the Pentagon said. "We strongly condemn this and North Korea's other recent missile tests, which violate UN Security Council resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea's launches using ballistic missile technology," Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said in a statement. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. Washington called on Pyongyang to "refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region," Ross said.
  • Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket counting down to launch tonight (10:26pm PDT/1:26am EDT)

    08/13/2016 8:00:06 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 13AUG2016 | Stephen Clark
    For the second time this year, SpaceX is preparing to launch a commercial communications satellite for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. early Sunday. A Falcon 9 rocket is set to blast off at 1:26 a.m. EDT (0526 GMT) from Cape Canaveral with the JCSAT 16 satellite to relay data and video across Japan and the Asia-Pacific. A first stage landing attempt will follow in the Atlantic Ocean a few minutes later. The launch window extends for two hours. On Saturday, ground crews at Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad plan to roll the Falcon 9 rocket out of its hangar...
  • Turkish military launch attempted coup to depose government

    07/15/2016 1:30:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/15/16 | Darren Boyle
    The Turkish military has started a coup to depose the nation's government according to prime minister Binali Yildirim.  Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge were both closed on Friday, local television channels reported, without giving a reason.Dogan News Agency footage showed cars and buses being diverted.CNN Turkey showed two military vehicles and a group of soldiers lined up at the entrance of one of the bridges in Turkey's biggest city.A Turkish official who did not want to be named said soldiers had been deployed in other cities in Turkey, but did not specify which ones.Dogan News Agency reported the...
  • Launch of Delta IV Heavy with payload NROL-37

    06/11/2016 9:32:01 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    Scheduled for 11 Jun 16 at 1:51pm EDT Mission Live Updates 11Jun2016 12:19:30 EDT L-0 Day weather forecast The launch day weather forecast remains the same as yesterdays prediction with a 60% chance of favourable conditions at launch time. The radar shows some rain to the south of the area with some heavier rain off to the southwest. Certainly much better than Friday.
  • Launch PT-305!

    03/10/2016 7:35:16 AM PST · by Charles Martel · 45 replies
    National WWII Museum blog ^ | March 7, 2016 | National WWII Museum
    WWII patrol-torpedo (PT) boats were a perfect naval expression of the American Spirit at war. Today, just four of these combat-veteran PT boats still exist in the United States. PT-305 is the only one that is fully restored. Now, after a $3.3 million restoration effort and more than 100,000 hours of work by a dedicated corps of over 200 volunteers, PT-305 is ready to hit the water.