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March 3, 2015 3:43 AM SpaceX impresses observers by launching two satellites with just one rocket

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket for the third time this year on Sunday, March 1, carrying two communication satellites that will enter geosynchronous orbits. The occasion was the 16th launch of the Falcon 9 but the first ever carrying two objects, an Asia Broadcast Satellite ABS-3A and a Eutelsat 115 West B. Both satellites were constructed by Boeing 33

March 2, 2015 10:55 PM U.S. science probe nears unexplored dwarf planet Ceres

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA science satellite on Friday will wrap up a 7-1/2-year journey to Ceres, an unexplored dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, scientists said on Monday. The Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid Vesta before firing its electric ion engine to continue on to Ceres, a round, 600-mile-wide (970 km-wide) 42

March 2, 2015 1:59 PM NASA astronauts at ISS spacewalks to finish intensive three days mega-cable installation job

Two U.S. astronauts of NASA at the International Space Station completed a three-day cable job on Sunday; successfully routing hundreds of power and data lines for new crew capsule outside their station. It was only the third time that Americans, Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore had spacewalks since NASA’s famous shuttle days. Two sets of antennas were installed 30

March 2, 2015 1:59 PM NASA spacecraft nearing its second stop—dwarf planet Ceres

Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) ... The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million 40

March 2, 2015 10:15 AM World's First 'Electric Satellites' with Ion Engines are Successfully Orbited

(Photo : SpaceX) Electric satellites ABS 3A and Eutelsat 115 B West stacked on top of each other prior to launch. The world's first commercial satellites powered by xenon-ion electric engines were successfully orbited March 1. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched two "electric satellites" equipped with revolutionary xenon-ion engines that turn gas into a propellant 27

March 2, 2015 8:49 AM NASA Spacecraft Nearing Its Second Stop _ Dwarf Planet Ceres

A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter. The Dawn craft is on target to slip into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday after a three-year journey. It'll be the second stop for Dawn, which earlier visited the asteroid Vesta. Dawn has been snapping pictures of Ceres 14

March 2, 2015 4:53 AM Electric Satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The 22-story-tall Falcon 9 booster soared off its seaside launch pad at 10:50 a.m. ET, the third flight in less than two months for the California-based launch company. Perched 16

March 2, 2015 4:39 AM SpaceX rocket blasts off with world’s first all-electric satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world’s first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The 22-story tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad at 10:50 a.m. EST, the third flight in less than two months for SpaceX, as the privately 29

March 2, 2015 4:37 AM SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off With World's First All-Electric Satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. March 1 (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The 22-story tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad at 10:50 a.m. EST (0350 GMT), the third flight in less than two months for SpaceX 17

March 1, 2015 5:44 PM Astronauts complete spacewalk on ISS

NASA astronauts have successfully completed their third spacewalk in just over a week to complete an extensive cable job at the International Space Station. The work – involving nearly 800 feet (244 metres) of cable over three spacewalks – is needed for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA. A pair of docking ports will fly up later this year, followed 32