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  • Denuclearization dialogue leads to more North Korean warheads

    10/17/2019 4:13:22 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 12 replies
    The Korea Times (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | By Yi Whan-woo, Kim Yoo-chul
    By Yi Whan-woo, Kim Yoo-chul As nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the United States remain in a stalemate after no "substantial outcome" from their recent encounter in Sweden, the lack of visible progress in the denuclearization dialogue is raising concerns that the North is "buying time" for its military and nuclear advancement. During an Asan Institute for Policy Studies security forum held in Seoul, Tuesday, Bruce Bennett, a senior defense analyst at the Washington-based RAND Corporation, claimed that despite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's promise to end his nuclear program, Pyongyang has not taken any meaningful measures toward this....
  • North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' days after new missile launch (NEW ONE)

    05/09/2019 2:32:51 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 52 replies
    North Korea has test-fired at least one unidentified projectile from a missile base just five days after its first rocket and missile launch since 2017. The projectile was launched from a medium-range ballistic missile base as South Korean, American and Japanese officials meet in Seoul to discuss North Korea amid fears that tensions could escalate again. South Korea's military said the projectile was fired from Sino-ri in an eastwards direction at 4.30pm local time on Thursday.
  • N. Korean Launch Could Possibly Be Ballistic Missile, and UN Resolutions Violation (Photos)

    05/05/2019 8:42:49 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 69 replies
    Asahi Shimbun (top Japanese major daily -- in Japanese) ^ | 5 May 2019 | Reporter Takeshi Muta (in Seoul, South Korea)
    Original in Japanese: 北朝鮮の飛翔体、弾道ミサイルか 国連制裁違反の可能性 ("North Korean Launch, Could Possibly Be Ballistic Missile, and Possible UN Violation") Two paragraph synopsis from the original Japanese--my translation (breaking): "Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the launch of projectiles yesterday from the east coast of North Korea into the Sea of Japan. Now based on photo analysis of the launch from images provided by official North Korean news sources, South Korean military specialists have analyzed the vehicle, and a viewpoint is emerging the launch yesterday was, in fact, likely a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions against North Korea launching such ballistic missiles." "...
  • Blue Origin to Launch Test Flight of Its New Shepard Spacecraft Today! How to Watch

    05/02/2019 7:01:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    space.com ^ | 05/02/2019 | Mike Wall
    Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle will launch on its 11th test flight this morning (May 2), and you can watch the spaceflight action live. The reusable rocket-capsule combo is scheduled to lift off from Blue Origin's West Texas testing ground at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT; 8:30 a.m. local Texas time). The uncrewed flight will carry 38 microgravity research payloads to suborbital space and back, company representatives announced via Twitter Wednesday You can watch live here at Space.com, courtesy of Blue Origin, or directly via the company's website. New Shepard is designed to carry paying customers, offering them great...
  • Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing During Falcon Heavy Launch Today

    04/10/2019 4:42:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Spaec.com ^ | 04/10/2019 | Tariq Malik
    SpaceX will attempt to pull off the world's first successful triple rocket landing during the company's first commercial Falcon Heavy flight mission today (April 10), and you can watch it all live online. The Falcon Heavy megarocket, the most powerful booster currently in use, is set to launch the Arabsat-6A communications satelliteinto orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT). After liftoff, the huge rocket's two side boosters and central core stage are expected to return to Earth for the triple landing. You can watch the Falcon Heavy launch live here and on...
  • Watch the launch of SpaceXs Crew Dragon spaceship with a robo-rider named Ripley

    03/01/2019 11:32:12 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 40 replies
    GeekWire ^ | 3/1/19 | Alan Boyle
    After years of on-the-ground development and testing, the SpaceX spaceship thats destined to carry NASA astronauts is going on its first uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station tonight and you can watch the historic liftoff from multiple angles. When SpaceXs Crew Dragon capsule lifts off from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, there wont be any humans aboard. But there will be a crew member of sorts. SpaceX has placed a spacesuit-wearing, sensor-laden mannequin in one of the Dragons seats, to gather data about how rigorous the...
  • Satellite Photos Show Evidence of Iranian Rocket Launch. But Did It Fail?

    02/08/2019 10:38:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Space.com ^ | February 7, 2019 02:49pm ET | By Sarah Lewin,
    Satellite images from the company DigitalGlobe reveal a likely launch of an Iranian satellite between Feb. 5 and 6. Industry experts have suggested the launch failed just after liftoff... A previous Iranian launch failed on Jan. 15, according to a report from AP News. That imaging satellite, called Payam ("message"), failed during operation of the rocket's third stage. This was a newer, larger rocket than that used for the Doosti launch. The U.S. government has criticized Iran's space program for possibly helping the nation develop nuclear weapon capabilities, according to the AP. Iranian officials have classified both failed launches as...
  • SpaceX rocket launch now planned for Friday

    01/11/2019 7:26:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | January 09, 2019 06:31 PM | Gabby Ferreira and Janene Scully
    The Falcon 9 rocket launch originally planned for early this week has been rescheduled to Friday, SpaceX announced on Twitter. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base is set for 7:31 a.m., according to the tweet. Weather is 60 percent favorable, the company said. Read more here: https://www.modbee.com/living/article224126380.html#storylink=cpy
  • Twice-delayed Delta IV Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base now planned for Tuesday

    12/15/2018 7:07:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Lompoc Record ^ | 12/13/2018
    The launch of a Delta IV Heavy rocket that had been postponed twice from Vandenberg Air Force Base last week is now slated for Tuesday, Dec. 18. The launch is scheduled for a window that will open at 5:57 p.m. from VAFBs Space Launch Complex-6. The rocket, provided by United Launch Alliance, will carry a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in a mission dubbed NROL-71.
  • Stay up late to watch ULA launch a secret satellite with its most powerful rocket

    12/08/2018 7:23:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The Verge ^ | Dec 8, 2018, 9:39am EST | Loren Grush
    Tonight, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) is set to launch its most powerful rocket the Delta IV Heavy sending up a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from California. The mission will be the 132nd mission for the ULA, and the latest of many launches the company has done for the NRO, a significant customer of the launch provider. NRO keeps the purposes of its missions under wraps. However, the satellite is likely pretty heavy and is perhaps going to a high orbit if it requires the power of the Delta IV Heavy. The rocket...
  • Secretive Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails

    12/08/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    space,com ^ | 12/07/2018 | Jeff Foust
    A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. In a speech Dec. 6 at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce space conference here discussing the agency's approach to commercial spaceflight safety, FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell mentioned a recent, but previously unreported, accident involving a launch taking place from Alaska one week ago. A launch license the FAA issued to Astra Space Inc. on Oct. 15, also available on the FAA website, authorized the company to perform a suborbital flight of its...
  • Has Russia just put a secret weapon in orbit? New launch prompts security concerns

    12/04/2018 1:59:28 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
    The US military has raised concerns about the mysterious Russian launch They found five orbital bodies leaving the rocket instead of four, as suggested Either rocket's upper stage broke, or Russia had kept part of the launch secret The US military has raised concerns about the mysterious Russian launch after they found five orbital bodies leaving the rocket instead of four, as previously suggested. The US Combined Space Operations Centre (CSpOC) believe that either the rocket's upper stage broke in two, or the Russians had kept part of the launch secret.
  • Icesat2

    09/15/2018 1:42:49 PM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 9 replies
    Original<p> | JoeFromSidney
    Im at Vandenberg Air Force Base. My wife and I came to see the launch of Icesat2, a satellite intended to measure the thickness of the polar ice caps. Our son Tony designed the laser altimeters on Icesat, which measure the height above the geoid of the ice, of forests, and other objects. The launch vehicle was a Delta rocket. The Delta was derived from the Air Forces old Thor missile. This was the last launch of a Delta. Its now obsolete and being retired. For me, it closed out some personal history. Back in the late fifties, I was...
  • Watch the launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe tomorrow at 3:33 AM ET

    08/10/2018 11:02:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    The spacecraft will launch on a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral in Florida at 3:33 AM EDT on Saturday morning; the launch window will last for 65 minutes. You can watch it happen at the NASA TV live stream link below. Programming starts at 3 AM and will continue through the launch. A post-launch press conference will occur after the event, but of course if the launch doesn't happen, then it will be delayed. NASA has through August 23rd to get Parker Solar Probe off the ground. This spacecraft, which will travel faster...
  • Launching of Operations To Liberate Final ISIS Strongholds in Syria (Statement by Heather Nauert)

    05/01/2018 10:33:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    The U.S. Department of State ^ | May 1, 2018 | Heather Nauert
    The United States, the Global Coalition, and local partners, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, are launching operations to liberate the final ISIS strongholds in Syria. The fighting will be difficult, but we and our partners will prevail. We will defend United States, Coalition, and partner forces if attacked. The days of ISIS controlling territory and terrorizing the people of Syria are coming to an end. We will work with our NATO ally Turkey and our partners Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon to secure their borders from ISIS. We will seek further fair share contributions in forces, material, and resources from...
  • LIVE: TESS Launch: NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of Planet-Hunting TESS Satellite Mission

    04/22/2018 11:50:41 AM PDT · by cba123 · 4 replies
    Youtube live stream ^ | 4/22/18 | (live feed)
    Was just looking for something and noticed there is a live feed of a launch preparation, going on right now. So I thought I would link to the launch, in case anyone is interested.
  • 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 Saturdays 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 NASAs upcoming Space Launch System, which would become the worlds 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 NASAs 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.