Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,368
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: rocket

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Grad Rocket Launchers Discovered Next to Gaza School

    07/21/2014 9:58:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/21//14 | dfnadesk
    vid at link
  • 10-Year-Old Girl Injured in Rocket Attack Fighting for Her Life

    07/14/2014 4:48:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Three people were seriously injured from rocket fire in Be'er Sheva on Monday, including two teenage sisters. The sisters, ages 10 and 13 respectively, were hit by shrapnel after a rocket landed in a Bedouin village close to Be'er Sheva. They were admitted to Soroka Medical Center shortly after the attack, according to Walla! News. One, 13 year-old Atil Alwakili, is in moderate condition; the other, 10 year-old Mar'am, is fighting for her life after suffering from shrapnel wounds to her stomach. An 81 year-old disabled man was also seriously injured in the attack. Magen David Adom (MDA) and Ichud...
  • Hamas Rocket Strikes Gaza Electric Supply, Israel not Fixing It

    07/13/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/14 | Yosef Berger
    Seventy thousand Gazans from Khan Younis and Deir el-Balah were in the dark Sunday night after a Hamas rocket hit the power line that supplies electricity to those places. It's not clear when Israel Electric Company workers will be able to repair the system, but they are apparently in no rush to do so. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the IEC not to risk the lives of its employees in trying to restore power to the affected sector in Gaza, an operation that could take hours. As Operation Protective Edge enters its seventh day, many Israelis are demanding that...
  • Hamas Fires Rockets at Ben Gurion Airport

    07/12/2014 3:44:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens sounded in the Tel Aviv area on Friday morning at approximately 10:45 a.m., in what Hamas claims to be its first attack targeting the Ben Gurion International Airport. The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system shot down three rockets over the Tel Aviv area, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Office. However, shrapnel from the intercepted rockets has fallen in multiple places throughout the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, including one near a gas station; no injuries or damage have been reported. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, boasting that this is the first time they have specifically targeted Ben Gurion Airport,...
  • Soyuz rocket prepared for commercial launch Thursday (11:55 a.m. PDT/2:55 p.m. EDT)

    07/10/2014 9:10:34 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 10JUL2014 | SpaceFlightNow.com Staff Writer
    Four satellites for O3b Networks, a company which provides broadband connectivity to the developing world, are ready for launch Thursday on top of a Russian Soyuz rocket from the European-run spaceport in French Guiana. Liftoff is set for 1855:56 GMT (2:55:56 p.m. EDT). Rocket: Soyuz 2-1b Payload: O3b F2 Date: July 10, 2014 Time: 1855:56 GMT (2:55:56 p.m. EDT) Launch Site: ELS, Guiana Space Center, Sinnamary, French Guiana Live launch coverage at the link! ArianeSpace Launch Press Kit
  • Parts of Sderot in Darkness After Gaza Rocket Attack

    07/02/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 7/2/14 | Elad Benari
    A home in Sderot damaged by a rocket Reuters A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists on Wednesday night, shortly before 1:00 a.m. exploded near a home in the city of Sderot and caused it minor damages. The rocket hit a local power line and caused blackouts in parts of the city, but there were no reports of physical injuries. Two other rockets exploded in open areas in the Shaar Hanegev region. There were no physical injuries or damages. The latest rocket fire follows a barrage of at least 20 rockets that were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday. A...
  • Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse

    07/02/2014 8:36:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2014 | Charles C. "Chas" Morse
    Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse by Charles C. "Chas" Morse * God providentially used several key events to draw my father, Charles Phillips Morse, to salvation and into the ministry as a creation pioneer in the late 1960s when a six-day biblical creation was largely disbelieved. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered a shocking speech before a special joint session of Congress describing his ambitious goal of sending Americans safely to the moon before the decade’s end. Little did Kennedy know that his space scheme was a cog in the Master’s plan to relocate...
  • Carbon dioxide-sniffing spacecraft rescheduled to launch (2:56 a.m. PDT/5:56 a.m. EDT)

    07/01/2014 2:15:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 1JUL2014 | SpaceFlightNow.com Staff Writer
    NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, a critical new data-gathering project for scientists and policy-makers, is awaiting launch Wednesday morning on a Delta 2 rocket. The launch of NASA's OCO-2 has been rescheduled for Wed, July 2, at 2:56 a.m. PDT (0956 GMT) from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Rocket: Delta 2 Variant: 7320-10C Payload: OCO-2 Date: July 2, 2014 Time: 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT/0956 GMT) Site: SLC-2, Vandenberg AFB, California Watch the launch like at the link above or here or here or here or here starting at 12:45 a.m. PDT/3:45 a.m. EDT, Launch...
  • Gaza Rocket Salvo During Funeral of Teens

    07/01/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 7/1/14 | Ari Yashar
    Terrorists from Gaza launched a salvo of rockets towards the Eshkol Regional Council on Tuesday, during the very hours that hundreds of thousands attended a funeral in Modi'in for the three teens who were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists on June 12. Reports indicate that the rockets, whose number remains unclear, all fell in open territory causing no injuries or damage. Security forces are searching the area to locate the rockets after residents reported hearing several explosions. The "Color Red" rocket warning siren was not sounded. At least four mortar shells were fired from Gaza in the assault according...
  • Carbon dioxide-sniffing spacecraft set to launch (2:56 a.m. PDT/5:56 a.m. EDT)

    06/30/2014 11:30:16 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 20JUN2014 | SpaceFlightNow.com Staff Writer
    NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, a critical new data-gathering project for scientists and policy-makers, is awaiting launch Tuesday morning on a Delta 2 rocket. Liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is set for 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT; 0956 GMT). Rocket: Delta 2 Variant: 7320-10C Payload: OCO 2 Date: July 1, 2014 Time: 2:56 a.m. PDT (0956 GMT) Site: SLC-2, Vandenberg AFB, California Watch the launch like at the link above or here or here or here or here starting at 12:45 a.m. PDT/3:45 a.m. EDT, Launch Updates: To keep up...
  • NASA preps 'flying saucer' for high-altitude test flight (LDSD launch)

    06/28/2014 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 67 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 28JUN2014 | William Harwood
    NASA engineers in Hawaii readied a 3.5-ton flying saucer-shaped test vehicle for a 23-mile-high balloon ride Saturday, followed by a rocket-powered climb an additional 11 miles for a high-speed flight through the extreme upper atmosphere to test an inflatable entry body and a huge supersonic parachute for eventual use at Mars. The LDSD project aims to develop and test two sizes of inflatable drag devices and a large new, supersonic ringsail parachute. Credit: NASA Flying at four times the speed of sound in the thin air near the edge of space, the test vehicle was expected to experience conditions similar...
  • Launch of new Russian space rocket aborted

    06/27/2014 7:37:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Associated Press/Sun Herald ^ | June 27, 2014 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW — The first launch of Russia's new space rocket after two decades of development was aborted Friday moments before its blastoff, as President Vladimir Putin was watching via live feed. [....] Last month, the launch of Russia's Proton-M booster also ended in failure, and the same type of rocket also failed at launch last July, leading to the loss of three navigation satellites.
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of Orbcomm Satellites (22JUN2014/1724 EDT, 1424 PDT)

    06/22/2014 6:21:13 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 22JUN2014 | Staff Writer
    Rocket: Falcon 9 v1.1 Payload: Orbcomm OG2 F1 (6 satellites) Launch date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Launch time: 5:24 p.m. EDT/2:24 p.m. PDT (2124 GMT) Launch window: 54 minutes Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida Live launch coverage: At the link or watch it here http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ Delayed (from September, November, April 30, May 10, 27, June 11, 12, 15, and June 20, 21) several times by SpaceX due to a first stage helium leak and Orbcomm due to a potential defect in one of their satellites. On June 20th a launch attempt was scrubbed due to a fluctuation in pressure readings...
  • Try to Identify This Image.You Probably Won't And Will Be Astounded By What You See.

    05/31/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Open Source ^ | May 30, 2014 | Stafff
    I will change the Keywords once it gets revealed
  • Teen finds WWII-era bazooka rocket, brings it to local authorities on his moped

    05/27/2014 7:11:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Teen finds WWII-era bazooka rocket, brings it to local authorities on his moped A 16-year-old boy in Austria was at Wallersee, a large lake approximately 10 miles from the city of Salzburg, when he came across something peculiar – an old, rusted object. He picked it up, threw the item in his backpack, and then headed off on his moped to find some police officers. If he knew what he was carrying, however, he wouldn’t have been quite so cavalier. As the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports, it was a World War II-era anti-tank missile. The BBC, pointing to a...
  • Sea Launch set for liftoff with Eutelsat telecom satellite (2:10PM PDT/5:10PM EDT)

    05/26/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 26MAY2014 | Staff Writer
    Rocket: Zenit 3SL Payload: Eutelsat 3B Date: May 26, 2014 Time: 2110 GMT (2:10 p.m. PDT/5:10 p.m. EDT) Window: 54 minutes Site: Odyssey launch platform, Equator, 154º west, Pacific Ocean With its mobile command ship and launch platform positioned in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, Sea Launch is counting down to its first mission since February 2013 on Monday with a European communications satellite. Liftoff is set for 2110 GMT (2:10 p.m./5:10 p.m. EDT). 1710 GMT (1:10 p.m. EDT) T-minus 4 hours. Sea Launch reports the weather outlook is favorable for today's blastoff from the equator at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m....
  • GPS navigation satellite queued up for launch Friday (5:03pm PDT/8:03pm EDT)

    05/16/2014 4:45:57 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 16MAY2014 | Staff writer
    Their services have permeated daily lives for countless millions of people, and now the latest Global Positioning System satellite is awaiting blastoff to bolster the navigation network. A second launch attempt for the United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket is set for 8:03 p.m. EDT Friday (0003 Saturday) after weather forced a scrub of Thursday evening's countdown. Rocket: Delta 4 Variant: Medium+ 4,2 Payload: GPS 2F-6 Date: May 16, 2014 Window: 8:03-8:22 p.m. EDT Site: SLC-37, Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Watch Elon Musk's Reusable Rocket Launch And Land Itself In This Amazing Video Shot By A Drone

    04/18/2014 1:56:24 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BU ^ | 4-18-2014 | Jillian D'Onfro
    Watch Elon Musk's Reusable Rocket Launch And Land Itself In This Amazing Video Shot By A Drone Jillian D'Onfro April 18, 2014, 2:27 PM Elon Musk's private space company, SpaceX, has been experimenting with reusable rockets since last year. Because the cost of fuel is much less compared to the cost of building a rocket from scratch every time, Musk and his team are trying to master reusable rockets so they can get closer to their goal of making commercial space travel more affordable. The company just posted an amazing video on YouTube of its Falcon 9 Reusable rocket lifting...
  • SpaceX to Attempt Daring Reusable Rocket Test During Dragon Launch Today(4:58pm EDT/1:58pm PDT)

    04/14/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Space.com ^ | 14APR2014 | Tariq Malik
    It's an audacious plan, the odds of success are low, but SpaceX is going to do it anyway: The private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk will launch a rocket with landing legs into orbit today, then try to bring part of it back and park it in the ocean. The chances of success? Maybe between 30 and 40 percent, said SpaceX vice president of mission assurance Hans Koenigsmann. "If we can pull this off … we'll be super-thrilled," Koenigsmann told reporters yesterday (April 13). You can watch the SpaceX's Dragon launch live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV....
  • NASA clears SpaceX for Monday cargo launch (Mon. 4:58pm EDT/1:58pm PDT)

    04/13/2014 12:39:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 13APR2014 | William Harwood
    NASA managers Sunday cleared SpaceX to press ahead with launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship Monday on a two-day flight to the International Space Station, concluding the lab can be safely operated until a faulty computer can be replaced during a contingency spacewalk next week. With forecasters predicting an 80 percent chance of acceptable weather, the SpaceX Falcon 9 version 1.1 rocket is scheduled for blastoff from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:58 p.m. EDT (GMT-4). If all goes well, the company's uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule will reach the space...
  • Israel says seized Gaza-bound rocket shipment from Iran

    03/05/2014 6:38:31 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dan Williams
    (Reuters) - The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip, the military said. The disclosure came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the United States to press his case for tougher international action against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and support for Islamist guerrilla groups. The Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Klos C was boarded in international waters without resistance from its 17-strong crew in a "complex, covert operation", military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner told...
  • Nasa reveal plans for the biggest rocket ever made to take man to Mars..

    01/16/2014 5:20:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    It is set to become the largest rocket ever built, dwarfing the rockets that took man to the moon and paving the way for manned missions to Mars. Nasa today reveal stunning new pictures of its SLS (Space Launch System), which will eventually be capable of lifting 130 tonnes into orbit. The rocket will be used to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, and to help us explore the outer reaches of the solar system. It is even hoped the craft could play a role in manned missions to Mars, being able to launch 'stepping stone' bases into orbit.
  • The Biggest Rocket Ever made

    01/15/2014 1:55:44 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2014 | MARK PRIGG
    It is set to become the largest rocket ever built, dwarfing the rockets that took man to the moon and paving the way for manned missions to Mars. Nasa today reveal stunning new pictures of its SLS (Space Launch System), which will eventually be capable of lifting 130 tonnes into orbit. The rocket will be used to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, and to help us explore the outer reaches of the solar system. It is even hoped the craft could play a role in manned missions to Mars, being able to launch 'stepping stone' bases into orbit....
  • ISRO declares GSLV-D5 cryogenic rocket launch a success

    01/05/2014 3:34:12 AM PST · by IndianChief · 4 replies
    NDTV ^ | 5 Jan 2014 | NDTV
    Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO achieved another milestone today as it successfully launched the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle or GSLV-D5 from the space port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The advanced GSAT-14 communications satellite that GSLV-D5 is carrying has also been separated from the rocket and placed into orbit. The Rs. 350-crore mission marks India's entry into the multi-billion dollar commercial launcher market on a fully indigenous large rocket. An India-made cryogenic engine powers the GSLV-D5, which stands almost 50 meters tall (as high as a 17-storey building) and weighs a whopping 415 tons (as much 80...
  • Palestinians in Gaza said to test long-range rocket

    12/31/2013 5:16:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 12/31/13 | Adiv Sterman
    An upgraded ballistic rocket was reportedly launched Tuesday from the Gaza Strip into the Mediterranean sea, presumably to test the weapon’s capabilities and range. The test caused loud explosion sounds that were audible in Israeli towns and cities adjacent to the Gaza border, Channel 2 reported. The rocket was an improved version of the M-75 missile with a slightly longer range and a larger warhead, the report said. Other Israeli news outlets, citing the army, attributed the explosion sounds to ultrasonic booms caused by Israeli jets that were participating in a drill.
  • Atlas 5 rocket ready to loft spy payload, 12 CubeSats

    12/05/2013 11:46:24 PM PST · by Rodney Dangerfield · 6 replies
    SpaceFlight Now ^ | December 5, 2013 | Steven Clark
    A top secret surveillance satellite and 12 tiny co-passengers are ready for launch from California's hilly coastline late Thursday aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. The United Launch Alliance booster is set for liftoff at 11:13 p.m. PST (0713 GMT; 2:13 a.m. EST Friday) from Space Launch Complex 3-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Falcon 9's third launch attempt targeted for Monday (5:41pm EST/2:41pm PST)

    12/02/2013 8:28:05 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 91 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 02DEC2013 | SFN
    After cleaning and replacing engine components, SpaceX is gearing up for another try to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Monday on a crucial mission to deliver the SES 8 commercial television broadcasting satellite to orbit. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad is set for 5:41 p.m. EST/2:41 p.m. PST (2241 GMT), the opening of an 86-minute launch window.
  • China to launch moon rover mission to scout out locations for a lunar base (9:30am PST/12:30pm EST)

    12/01/2013 8:03:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 126 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30NOV2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    China will tomorrow become the first country in almost 40 years to soft-land a probe on the moon, in a huge step forward for its ambitious space programme. The nation will become the third in history to launch a lunar probe when the device, named 'Jade Rabbit' after a Chinese folklore character, launches at 5.30pm on Sunday evening, which is 1.30am local time. The mission forms part of a plan in which China hopes to build a permanent lunar base in order to launch future missions to Mars within the next 15 years.
  • Falcon 9 rocket set for launch Monday from Cape Canaveral

    11/24/2013 4:27:05 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 63 replies
    Spaceflight Now.com ^ | 24NOV2013 | Author Unknown
    Technicians are in the final stages of readying a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for launch Monday on its first mission to geostationary transfer orbit with a commercial communications satellite for television broadcasters in India and Southeast Asia. Rocket: Falcon 9 v1.1 Payload: SES 8 Launch date: November 25, 2013 Launch time: 5:37 p.m. EST/2:37 p.m. PST (2237 GMT) Launch window: 66 minutes Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Debugging A Live Saturn V

    10/22/2013 9:47:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Zamiang.com ^ | 13OCT2013 | Brennan Moore
    We all have stories, as engineers, of fixing some crazy thing at the last minute right before the demo goes up. We have all encountered situations where we needed to fix something that was our fault and we needed to fix it now. This story is something that I think about in those times to remember to stay calm. No last minute fix could ever be this dramatic or important. My grandfather passed away about a week ago. At the service, I was asked to say a few words and read from his memoirs. This was my choice. RED TEAM...
  • Students test-fire new 3D-printed rocket engine

    10/15/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT · by null and void · 22 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 10/09/2013 | Grace Noto
    UC San Diego students complete successful test of 3D-printed engine Students from the San Diego chapter of the University of California test-fire a new 3D-printed engine, making UC San Diego the very first university to “additively manufacture” a rocket engine. The engine was printed by GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services with help from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The engine’s fabrication, from conception to its final test on October 5th, took around 8 months to complete. Already a recipient of the Student Prize award for DIYRockets, Inc’s competition, the engine’s hot-fire test was highly successful and no doubt means...
  • Antares/Cygnus LIVE LAUNCH THREAD, 18SEP2013/1050 EDT (1450 GMT), From Wallops Island

    09/18/2013 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 4 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 18SEP2013 | N/A
    Rocket: Antares Payload: Cygnus Launch date: September 18, 2013 Launch time: 10:50 a.m. EDT/7:50 a.m. PDT (1450 GMT) Launch window: 15 minutes Launch site: Pad 0A, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Islands, VA ISS capture: Sept 22 @ 1117 GMT ISS departure: TBD 0745 GMT (3:45 a.m. EDT) The countdown began on time to begin final preps for this morning's 10:50 a.m. EDT blastoff of the 13-story Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Follow activities with this countdowntimeline. The mission will be the second launch of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket after a...
  • Orbital Science Corp.'s Minotaur 5/LADEE launch 6SEP2013/2327 EDT

    09/04/2013 1:53:30 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 4SEP2013 | Author Unknown
    Rocket: Minotaur 5 Payload: LADEE Launch date: September 6, 2013 Launch time: 11:27 p.m. EDT (0327 GMT on 7th) Site: Launch Pad 0B, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport City/State: Wallops Island, Va. SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 UPDATE Technicians lifted a NASA moon probe on top of a Minotaur rocket on Saturday, crowning an eight-story, five-stage booster set for an historic liftoff from Virginia on Sept. 6. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, a $280 million mission to measure the dynamics of the moon's tenuous atmosphere, was hoisted atop the Minotaur launcher on pad 0B at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's...
  • Green fuels blast off (a hydrazine replacement)

    08/30/2013 2:22:21 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Nature ^ | 28AUG2013 | Alexandra Witze
    Propellants offer satellites greater efficiency and lower toxicity than liquid hydrazine. It looks like chardonnay, smells like glass cleaner and packs enough punch to shift a satellite. It is a Swedish-made ‘green propellant’, one that is fast becoming a viable fuel for manoeuvring craft in orbit. Along with a US-made propellant, it is providing an attractive alternative to hydrazine, the toxic chemical that has dominated this corner of the space industry for decades. The Swedish propellant is currently nudging a satellite around in space, and may be used in a constellation of small commercial Earth-imaging satellites. The US-made fuel will...
  • Ariane 5 Live LAUNCH Thread Today @ 1:30PM PDT/4:30PM EDT

    08/29/2013 12:02:25 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 29AUG2013 | None given
    Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA Payload: Eutelsat 25B & GSAT 7 Launch date: August 29, 2013 Launch window: 2030 GMT (4:30 p.m. EDT) Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, Kourou French Guiana Watch the launch at these links. www.spaceflightnow.com/ariane/va215/status.html or http://arianespace.tv/
  • Al Qaeda-Affiliated Group Claims Responsibility for Rocket Attack on Israel

    08/28/2013 7:32:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/28/13 | Adam Kredo
    An al Qaeda-affiliated group in Lebanon has claimed responsibility for last week’s terror attack on Israel, according to a newly released statement from the group. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, named after Osama bin Laden’s mentor, released a statement in Arabic late Monday claiming official ownership of the four rockets launched into Israeli territory on Thursday of last week. “This operation comes within the series of our jihadi work directed at the Jews,” read a translation the terrorist group’s statement, which was accompanied by several tweets from group member Sirajuddin Zureiqat, who posted photos of the rockets shot into northern Israel....
  • Japan cancels first launch of Epsilon rocket 19 seconds before liftoff

    08/27/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | 08/27/13 | Tariq Malik
    Japan cancels first launch of Epsilon rocket 19 seconds before liftoff Tariq Malik, Space.com The first launch of Japan's newest rocket, the next-generation Epsilon booster, hit a major last-minute snag Tuesday, forcing the country's space agency to abort the spaceflight 19 seconds before liftoff. The glitch occurred extremely late in the countdown for the Epsilon rocket, which was slated to blast off from a seaside pad at the Uchinoura Space Center in southern Japan. The rocket was set to launch Tuesday at 12:45 a.m. EDT, which was 1:45 p.m. Japan Standard Time at the launch site. /snip JAXA's Epsilon rocket...
  • Rockets Explode Near Lebanon's Presidential Palace

    08/01/2013 6:41:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/13 | Elad Benari
    At least two rockets slammed into an area south of Beirut that houses the Defense Ministry and presidential palace on Thursday night, Lebanon’s state-run news agency reported. There were no casualties, according to the report. It was not immediately clear who fired the rockets or from where. Eyewitnesses said one rocket fell only a few meters from an entrance to the presidential palace, according to the Associated Press. Though nothing is yet confirmed, the incident may have something to do with the ongoing civil war in neighboring Syria which has spilled into Lebanon on more than one occasion. Since the...
  • More N. Korean Long-Range Rocket Launches Expected 'Soon'

    08/01/2013 12:59:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    VOA ^ | July 31, 2013 | Steve Herman
    More N. Korean Long-Range Rocket Launches Expected 'Soon' Steve Herman July 31, 2013 TOKYO — Specialists following North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development concur the reclusive state is nearly certain to continue launching long-range rockets which may be intended to improve its capability to fire weapons of mass destruction. A North Korean official in Pyongyang last week told VOA News that another launch of the Unha series vehicle will occur “soon” as part of the country's “peaceful use of space.” He did not elaborate.
  • Russian Rocket Crash Details Revealed

    07/03/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | 7/2/13 | Clara Moskowitz
    A Russian rocket crash yesterday (July 1) was likely caused by an emergency shutdown of the booster's engines 17 seconds into the flight, according to news reports. The unmanned Russian Proton-M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstanat 10:38 p.m. EDT (0238 GMT). The crash of the 17-story booster destroyed three onboard navigation satellites, which were worth almost $200 million. Video of the rocket crash from Russian state-run Rossiya-24 television shows the vehicle veering off course shortly after liftoff, and then breaking apart in mid-air and exploding in a fiery blaze once it hit the ground. The rocket was...
  • IMI unveils new long-range guided rocket

    07/02/2013 11:45:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 2 July 13 | Yuval Azulai
    IMI unveils new long-range guided rocket Israel Military Industries has completed development of its MARS long-range precision air-launched guided rocket. Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) has completed development of its MARS long-range precision air-launched guided rocket. The multipurpose rocket weighs half a ton. IMI says that it has successfully undergone a series of tests at training grounds, with good hits on the targets predefined in the mission planning stage. IMI's Rocket Systems Division has been developing the MARS system for several years. It is based on analysis of future battlefield needs, and will soon be offered to the IDF and...
  • Russia's Proton Rocket Explodes on Launch (YouTube video 1m15s)

    07/02/2013 4:18:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/2/13
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zl12dXYcUTo
  • Ariane 5 LIVE LAUNCH THREAD - Liftoff 5:52 p.m. EDT/2:52 p.m. PDT (Einstein mission)

    06/05/2013 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    Rocket: Ariane 5 ES Payload: ATV 4 Date: June 5, 2013 Time: 2152:11 GMT (5:52:11 p.m. EDT/2:52 p.m. EDT) Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, Kourou French Guiana Docking: June 15 @ 1348 GMT Undocking: Oct. 28
  • New Mexico Tech rocket team sends 10-pound payload to 10,000 feet altitude (video)

    05/30/2013 4:49:52 PM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology ^ | May 22, 2013 | New Mexico Tech Sounding Rocket Design Team
    Published on May 22, 2013 Test flight of the New Mexico Tech Sounding Rocket Design Team's rocket. This team of Mechanical Engineering students includes senior, junior, and sophomore students who have worked throughout the 2012-2013 academic year to design and build a rocket capable of carrying a 10 lb payload to 10,000 feet above ground level. The team will be competing in the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association student competition in June 2013. This video is from the first test flight of the team's competition rocket. (Comments from the video link page.)
  • Israelis Flock to Get Gas Masks "Just in Case"

    05/29/2013 1:33:34 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Although no one has officially said that a war is imminent, or even on the horizon, the tension in Syria and the reports of missiles launched at northern Israel in recent days has caused a significant increase in requests for gas mask kits, reported the Israel Post Office, which distributes the kits. Until approximately two weeks ago, around 2,000 kits were distributed daily; on Sunday, 4,730 were distributed, a record number for one day. A similar increase was seen in the number of Israelis who sought customized gas masks, to accommodate children and people with special requirements. Several weeks ago,...
  • Atlas 5/GPS 2F-4 LAUNCH at 2:38PM PDT/5:38 EDT (2138 GMT)

    05/15/2013 2:21:17 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    None | 15MAY2013 | Jack Hydrazine
    Rocket: Atlas 5 Variant: AV-401 Payload: GPS 2F-4 Date: May 15, 2013 Window: 2:38 - 2:56 pm/5:38 - 5:56 p.m. EDT (2138-2156 GMT) Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida Can be viewed here: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av039/status.html and here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Webcast.shtml
  • Antares rocket looks to lift Wallops to new heights

    04/16/2013 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies
    AP (via PilotOnline.com) ^ | 04/15/2013 | Brock Vergakis
    On one of Virginia's small barrier islands, a NASA facility that operates in relative obscurity outside scientific circles is preparing to be thrust into the spotlight. On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the unmanned rocket's practice payload will be vaulted into orbit from Wallops Island before burning up in the atmosphere on its return to Earth several months later.... A successful launch would pave the way for Dulles-based Orbital to...
  • NASA's Wallops Island prepares for the spotlight (Antares launch 17APR2013)

    04/14/2013 6:41:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    AP via YahooNews ^ | 13APR2013 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — On one of Virginia's small barrier islands, a NASA facility that operates in relative obscurity outside scientific circles is preparing to be thrust into the spotlight. On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the unmanned rocket's practice payload will be vaulted into orbit from Wallops Island before burning up in the atmosphere on its return to Earth several months later. The goal of the launch isn't...
  • Yuri's Night Celebrates More than a Half Century of Human Exploration of Space

    04/11/2013 9:49:17 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 14 replies
    SpaceRef ^ | April 14, 2013
    Tomorrow the world marks 52 years since Yuri Gagarin's historic flight into space and 32 years since the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Scientists, artists, educators, and fans of space will be celebrating these milestones at over 320 parties and events in 50 countries on all 7 continents. Dubbed 'the World Space Party,' Yuri's Night is in its 13th year. "The level of interest and enthusiasm this year has been just amazing," said Dr. Ryan Kobrick, Executive Director of Yuri's Night. "We've already hit 300 events, and we expect to register many more by Friday. This is officially our...
  • Florida based rocket scientist is America’s best Climate Prediction Expert

    03/30/2013 9:14:43 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    Watchdogwire Blog for Citizen Journalists ^ | March 25, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    Who Is America’s Best Climate Prediction Expert? It’s a fair enough question, given all our government and the mainstream media have been telling us about the threats we all face from climate change (a.k.a. man-made global warming). With twenty five years and tens of billions of dollars spent by the US government alone on understanding what the causes and effects of climate change are, surely someone has risen to the top in terms of making accurate climate change predictions, right?