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(Space Fellowship) Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

MOSCOW - A Meridian communications satellite has been put into orbit by a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket, launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center, the Defense Ministry's spokesperson told RIA Novosti Thursday. "The Soyuz-2.1a carrier-rocket, launched Thursday, has successfully put the Meridian satellite into orbit," Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, a spokesperson for Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces said. This is the seventh Meridian satellite put into orbit. Two of the previous six launches were &nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=VuOAvYJAJio:a2YnawSadiA:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/VuOAvYJAJio" height="1" width="1"/>

(Space Fellowship) United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches 50th Atlas V Rocket

Fourth Global Positioning System Satellite Launched for the Air Force in 2014. United Launch Alliance Atlas V blasts off with the GPS IIF-8 mission for the U.S. Air ForceCape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Oct. 29, 2014) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 1:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. This is ULA’s 12th launch in 2014, and the 89th successful lau&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=C5GOwCZIHIM:0ifr5kn-Roo:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/C5GOwCZIHIM" height="1" width="1"/>

(Space Fellowship) A Spectre in the Eastern Veil

Frightening forms and scary faces are a mark of the Halloween season. They also haunt this cosmic close-up of the eastern Veil Nebula. The Veil Nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. While the Veil is roughly circular in shape and covers nearly 3 degrees on the sky in the constellation Cygnus, this portion of the eastern Veil spans only 1/2 degree, about the apparent size of the Moon. That translates to 12 light-year&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=xGlD5X6LUPg:rSESuI21cTw:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/xGlD5X6LUPg" height="1" width="1"/>

(ScienceDaily) NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility completes initial assessment after Orbital launch mishap

The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/skAeDpzOngI" height="1" width="1"/>

(Commercial Space Watch) Wallops Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

<p>The Wallops Incident Response Team completed an initial assessment Wednesday of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff Tuesday from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.<br /> </p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CommercialSpaceWatch/~4/S9Yk0LPiBMo" height="1" width="1"/>

(ScienceDaily) Planet-forming lifeline discovered in a binary star system

Scientists have detected a streamer of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. This never-before-seen feature may be responsible for sustaining a second, smaller disk of planet-forming material that otherwise would have disappeared long ago.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/Cj4iCg6w-zM" height="1" width="1"/>

(ScienceDaily) Supersonic laser-propelled rockets: Hybrid approach may help power rockets, launch satellites, push future aircraft past Mach 10

Researchers have described a new system that integrates a laser-ablation propulsion system with the gas blasting nozzles of a spacecraft which can increase the speed of the gas flow out of the system to supersonic speeds while reducing the amount of burned fuel.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/wEqvh3am4QE" height="1" width="1"/>

(ScienceDaily) Moon mission: Images of LADEE's impact crater captured

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/povU_5_3-9Q" height="1" width="1"/>

(Space Fellowship) New Progress Resupply Craft Arrives at Station

Traveling about 261 miles over the Atlantic Ocean, the unpiloted ISS Progress 57 Russian cargo ship docked at 9:08 a.m. EDT to the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station. The craft is delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies, including 1,940 pounds of propellant; 48 pounds of oxygen; 57 pounds of air; 926 pounds of water; and 2,822 pounds of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware for the six members of the Expedition 41 crew currently living and work&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=1i9mfaFkc34:uPhPp6z7fNc:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/1i9mfaFkc34" height="1" width="1"/>

(Commercial Space Watch) United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches 50th Atlas V Rocket

<p>A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 1:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. </p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CommercialSpaceWatch/~4/bv9JecTNLSI" height="1" width="1"/>