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The Earth is in the direct path of a major solar flare that is set to hit the planet Thursday and could put military satellites in danger. The X-class solar flare, exploded off the sun on Tuesday. It is scheduled to hit the Earth Thursday. NASA has already delayed one launch in order to prevent […]

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A Chinese satellite used a robotic arm to capture another in space as part of a covert weapons program, according to a news report. The maneuver took place last week and involved one of three small satellites launched in July, according to an article by Bill Gertz, a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon, an online […]

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Orbital Sciences Corp. successfully launched its new rocket as part of a test flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The two-stage rocket lifted off at 5 p.m. local time on April 21 from Wallops Island, Virginia. About 10 minutes later, it delivered a dummy payload into orbit. The booster, called Antares, is the […]

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Orbital Sciences Corp. scrubbed the first attempted launch of its new Antares rocket minutes before liftoff after a hose prematurely detached from the booster. The April 17 liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, was set for 5 p.m. local time. It was aborted with slightly more than 10 minutes left in the countdown due to a […]

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Orbital Sciences Corp. is set to fly its newest and biggest rocket for the first time next month, a spokesman said. The Dulles, Virginia-based company plans launch the medium-class Antares rocket between April 16 and April 18 from Wallops Island, Virginia, according to spokesman Barron Beneski.

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