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  • Control of Morelos-3 handed over to Mexican government

    Jason RhianDecember 17th, 2015

    The Mexican government has taken control of the Morelos-3 spacecraft launched on Oct. 2, 2015, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 421 rocket. Part of the Mexsat system, the spacecraft was launched to replace Mexsat 1, which was lost some 490 seconds after lifting off atop on an International Launch Services Proton-M rocket on May 16, 2015.

  • Russia gets its space legs back with flight of Soyuz-2.1a, crewed announcement

    Jason RhianJune 6th, 2015

    After a string of accidents, the Russian Federal Space Agency, more commonly known as Roscosmos, got back to the business of space flight this week by sending a Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle aloft. The payload for this mission was the Kobalt-M satellite which was launched at 6:24 p.m. Moscow time (11:24 a.m. EST; 15:24 GMT). The military mission […]

  • Soyuz Epoch? Trampolines?: Review of recent Russian space accidents

    Jason RhianMay 21st, 2015

    “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” That’s the warning that has been handed down from the Bible since far in humanity’s past. Perhaps members of the Russian government, or at least those who speak for the efforts of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, should take these words into closer […]