Recent News from the Commercial Space Gateway

(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"/>   

(Discovery News) 'Interstellar' Black Hole is Best Black Hole in Sci-Fi

Christopher Nolen&#039;s movie &#039;Interstellar&#039; will be an epic space adventure encapsulating humanity&#039;s need to explore the Universe, but it&#039;s the visual effects for the movie that are garnering early attention. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/jgP1fXCDLSI" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Sunrise From the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman posted this image of a sunrise, captured from the International Space Station, to social media on Oct. 29, 2014. Wiseman wrote, "Not every day is easy. Yesterday was a tough one. #sunrise" Wiseman was referring to the loss on Oct. 28 of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft, moments after launch at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft was filled with about 5,000 pounds of supplies slated for the Internati&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA: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=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA: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=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=cGiUPPcg9Vo:8gskUyp-4xA:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/cGiUPPcg9Vo" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) DNews: Antares Rocket Explosion: The Day After

To the horror of onlookers worldwide, last night an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded moments after lifting off on a journey to ferry cargo to the International Space Station. We recount the event and assess what was lost in the crash.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/Y9W2NJYQhC0" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Russia's ISS Cargo Vehicle Launches, Docks Without Hitch

Hours after a catastrophic launch failure in the US, on the other side of the world, Russia&#039;s Soyuz rocket carried out a successful launch of an unmanned Progress spacecraft, which arrived at the space station only 6 hours later. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/BxjcBmZ2OZU" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) New hybrid aircraft turns into car upon landing

Just another day out flying and cruising around town for the latest in hybrid technology: the SkyCruiser. One could be mistaken for thinking it is…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3ff41141/sc/10/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597006927/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3ff41141/sc/10/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597006927/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3ff41141/sc/10/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597006927/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3ff41141/sc/10/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597006927/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3ff41141/sc/10/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597006927/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3ff41141/sc/10/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597006927/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3ff41141/sc/10/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/6udLIJaCdEc" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) NASA Statement Regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences Corp. Launch Mishap

The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. “While NASA is disappointed that Orbital Sciences' third contracted resupply mission to the Inte&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE: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=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE: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=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=semd05MCd3w:WzxakayNJoE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/semd05MCd3w" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Deep Space Laments Loss of First Asteroid Company Spacecraft Mission

Deep Space Industries offers condolences after the loss of Planetary Resources’ ARKYD 3 due to the unfortunate loss of Orbital Sciences’ Antares Rocket. HOUSTON, Texas – Executives at Deep Space Industries lamented the loss of Planetary Resources ARKYD 3 that was destroyed during the launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket, which exploded six seconds after lift-off on the evening of October 28, 2014. “We stand with our brothers and sisters at Planetary Resources on the loss o&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU: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=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU: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=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=BUSf5okRiI8:nsj1SJIxMiU:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/BUSf5okRiI8" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1a Carrier Rocket With Progress M-25M from Baikonur Space Center

MOSCOW – Russia has launched a Progress M-25M on a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur Space Center to the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesman for the Central Command said Wednesday. “The Progress M-25M will dock with the International Space Station at 4:09 p.m. Moscow time [13:09 GMT] on the Pirs dock on the Russian segment of the ISS,” the spokesman said. The Progress is carrying fuel, air, oxygen, food, and equipment for scientific experiments, as well as letter&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE: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=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE: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=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=AskCyOdqZOI:1P_zL18EDeE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/AskCyOdqZOI" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Confirming a 3-D Structural View of a Quasar Outflow

A team of astronomers (Note 1) have observed a distant (Note 2) gravitationally-lensed quasar (i.e., an Active Galactic Nucleus; Note 3) with the Subaru Telescope and concluded that the data indeed present a 3-D view of the structure around a quasar. Although the team had earlier suggested this as a possibility (Note 4), the final conclusion was drawn only through additional observations. As a result of their observation in February 2010, the team discovered a clear difference in absorp&nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8: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=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8: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=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=elDi7nU-pow:oeoMPXQgRc8:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/elDi7nU-pow" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Orbital's Statement Regarding Orb-3 Launch Mishap

Dulles,  VA  –  Orbital  Sciences  Corporation  (NYSE:  ORB),  one  of  the  world’s  leading  space  technology  companies,  confirms  that  today’s  Antares  rocket  launch  from  NASA’s  Wallops  Flight  Facility  was  not  successful. Shortly  after  lift-off  from  the  Mid-Atlantic  Regional  Spaceport  Pad  0A  at  6:22  p.m.  (EDT),  the  vehicle  suffered  a  catastrophic  failure.    According  to  NASA’s  emergency  &nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks: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=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks: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=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=Cvq4oTKByqI:JzS2X0oBrks:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/Cvq4oTKByqI" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Space Fellowship) Iridescent Cloud Edge Over Colorado

Sometimes your eclipse viewing goes bad in an interesting way. While watching and photographing last Thursday's partial solar eclipse, a popular astronomy blogger suffered through long periods of clouds blocking the Sun. Unexpectedly, however, a nearby cloud began to show a rare effect: iridescence. Frequently part of a more familiar solar corona effect, iridescence is the diffraction of sunlight around a thin screen of nearly uniformly-sized water droplets. Different colors of the sunlight &nbsp;[...]<div class="feedflare"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0: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=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?a=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0: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=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ISF?i=rlxVAzFe1N4:v6RNyQTs0t0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ISF/~4/rlxVAzFe1N4" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Commercial Space Watch) Orbital Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Launch Shocking Onlookers

<p>The launch was proceeding as expected. Across the board, the Orbital team manning their stations had green lights. The weather was almost perfect. There was a sense of anticipation after seeing the launch scrubbed the day before because a boat had wandered into the range. No one could have foreseen what would happen next.</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CommercialSpaceWatch/~4/pL1h-lw2MsE" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) NASA statement regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences Corp. Launch mishap

The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/Ac5GjZ7zxyg" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) NASA Wallops preparations on track for tonight’s Orbital Sciences launch to International Space Station

Ahead of the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp., NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia continues to enable successful launches from the Eastern Shore. Orbital's Antares rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA cargo aboard the company's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT, Oct. 28, 2014.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/27fbjkTBbo4" height="1" width="1"/>   

(ScienceDaily) Laser experiments mimic cosmic explosions and planetary cores

Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers focused on targets smaller than a pencil's eraser, they conducted experiments to create colliding jets of plasma knotted by plasma filaments and self-generated magnetic fields, reaching pressures a billion times higher than seen on earth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/space_time/~4/0fvEy6b4zmM" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Antares Rocket Explodes Moments After Liftoff

A private rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded seconds after launch from NASA&#039;s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/TaG7g2n1Cbw" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Moon Orbiter Spies NASA Spacecraft Impact Crater

Earlier this year, NASA&#039;s LADEE moon orbiter was intentionally crashed into the lunar surface after completing its mission. Now, another moon orbiter has spotted LADEE&#039;s final resting place for the first time. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/RXarxZiuJ2Y" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Eye of the Storm: Jupiter Moon Occults Great Red Spot

The biggest storm in the solar system may be slowly dwindling, but as can be seen from this view, even the shadow from Jupiter&#039;s biggest moon cannot engulf the mighty Great Red Spot. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/gLh4KYg0NDs" height="1" width="1"/>   

(Discovery News) Cassini Spies Methane Ice Crystals in Titan's Atmosphere

Methane ice particles has been detected high inside a thick hood of clouds capping the moon&#039;s north pole -- confirming some models of how Titan&#039;s atmosphere works. Continue reading →<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/uFKWR3SDdx4" height="1" width="1"/>   

(euronews) Ebola: "In Europe, the situation is excellent," Professor Jean-Claude Manuguerra.

Ebola has been making front page news around the world since the latest and largest ever outbreak of the disease started back in March. The West…<img width='1' height='1' src='http://Euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/536663/s/3fe904e2/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596963182/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fe904e2/sc/1/rc/1/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596963182/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fe904e2/sc/1/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596963182/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fe904e2/sc/1/rc/2/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596963182/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fe904e2/sc/1/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596963182/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fe904e2/sc/1/rc/3/rc.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211596963182/u/49/f/536663/c/32800/s/3fe904e2/sc/1/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/euronews/en/space/~4/cc6Dk6CTC0w" height="1" width="1"/>   

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