Monthly Archives: April 2010

Boeing Honors 25 Years of B-1 Excellence

  DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, April 29, 2010 — Members of the Boeing [NYSE: BA] B-1 Bomber Program team have joined the U.S. Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base today to mark the 25th anniversary of the B-1 bomber. The B-1 has supported U.S. and allied warfighters around the world since it entered […]

Proton-K Launch Vehicle

Its developers headed by V. M. Chelomey used the UR 500 two-stage launch vehicle as the baseline design. Proton K, a heavy launch vehicle, is the heart of the space transportation system of Russia . It is widely used for commercial launches of foreign spacecraft and is now the main launcher used by the Russian […]

Celebrating U.S. Future in Space, Hopefully

  Todd Anderson for The New York Times Ken Larson made a presentation on NASA’s future on Monday at the Kennedy Space Center. Todd Anderson for The New York Times A sign mentions the Constellation program. “Hey, the future looks good, huh?” says Ken Larson, jumping to center stage at the new Exploration Space exhibition […]

Areas with volcanic ash – Pilatus recommendations

Areas with volcanic ash – Pilatus recommendations Pilatus recommendations for flights in areas with possible volcanic ash: Perform flights only if necessary Follow the instructions given by the local authorities Flying through an ash cloud in the vicinity of a volcano should be avoided by all means. Please be aware that the weather radar is […]

Proton Successfully Completes 5th Mission of 2010

Proton Successfully Completes 5th Mission of 2010 25.04.2010 Russia-built Proton M launch vehicle which lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 15:19 Moscow Time (11:19 GMT, 17:19 Baikonur) April 24 successfully deployed the SES-1 (AMC-4R) communications satellite directly into geostationary orbit for SES WORLD SKIES, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG). Control […]

COSMOS -3M Successful Launch

COSMOS -3M Successful Launch 27.04.2010 A Cosmos-3M military satellite was successfully launched by Russian Space Forces aboard a Cosmos 3M launch vehicle. A Cosmos 3M launch vehicle – produced by the Production Association “Polyot”, an Omsk-based branch of Khrunichev – inserted a Russia’s military satellite into orbit earlier today. The Cosmos-3M launch vehicle with a […]

Falcon HTV-2 Launch Tests Hypersonic Vehicle Flight Capabilities

  Vandenberg AFB, Calif., April 23, 2010 …The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it launched its Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) at 16:00 PDT yesterday. Preliminary review of technical data indicates the Minotaur Lite launch system successfully delivered the Falcon HTV-2 glide vehicle to the desired separation conditions. The launch vehicle […]