September 2012 Space News
- Venezuela Launches Second Satellite RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2012 -- Venezuela launched its second ever satellite into space on Saturday, according to the Venezuelan press.
- Europe's ATV-3 Spacecraft Undocks from Space Station RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2012 -- European Space Agency's ATV-3 cargo spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) after a previously unsuccessful attempt earlier in the week, the Mission Control said on Saturday.
- Senior Administration Officials Preview of the U.S.-GCC Strategic Cooperation Forum US Dept. of State 28 Sep 2012
- Moscow Issues Point-of-No-Return Warning on Missile Defense RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2012 -- Russia and the United States could still reach agreement on the missile defense issue but time is running out, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday.
- Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Old Streambed RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2012 -- Mars rover Curiosity has discovered evidence that a stream once ran across the area where the rover is driving on the Red Planet, NASA reported.
- Russian Space Industry Needs 'Extreme Measures' - Chief RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2012 -- Russia's space sector needs to carry out sweeping reform in order to remain competitive, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Thursday evening.
- Russia Close Azerbaijan Radar Deal - Source RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2012 -- Russia will likely extend its lease on the Gabala radar complex in Azerbaijan for up to three years on the current terms, a source close to the negotiations told RIA Novosti on Friday.
- Space shuttle arrives home for one last 'endeavor' AFNS 27 Sep 2012 -- For the Edwards community who has been actively involved in NASA's Space Shuttle program since flight testing began in the 1970's, it was a bittersweet day when Space Shuttle Endeavour arrived one last time Sept. 20, piggy-backed on NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
- Remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow at the Security and Defence Agenda Rountable ''Next steps in Missile Defence'' NATO 27 Sep 2012
- ATV-3 Freighter to Help Orbital Station Avoid Space Junk RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2012 -- NASA and Russian managers of the International Space Station (ISS) have delayed until at least Friday a second attempt to undock the European Space Agency's ATV-3 cargo spacecraft as they plan to use it to steer the ISS clear of approaching space debris.
- NASA Closes In on the Big Bang VOA 26 Sep 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Hubble space Telescope has captured the deepest ever view of the universe, a photograph showing galaxies going back almost to the beginning of time.
- Basing of first U.S. Space Fence facility announced AFNS 25 Sep 2012 -- The Air Force will base a Space Fence radar site on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands with initial operations capability planned for fiscal 2017.
- Patriot PAC-2 missiles to be returned to Taiwan soon: minister CNA 25 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan will soon take delivery of Patriot PAC-2 missiles that were sent to the United States for maintenance and an upgrade in 2008, Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu said Monday.
- New Space Station Crew Approved RIA Novosti 25 Sep 2012 -- A Russian state commission on Tuesday approved the main and backup crews of a new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) ahead of the launch on October 23.
- Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at Fort Bliss Army News 21 Sep 2012 -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour stopped to refuel at the Departure/Arrival Airfield Control Group at Biggs Army Airfield, Sept. 20.
- Spokesman for DPRK FM on New Radar Base in Japan KCNA 20 Sep 2012 -- A spokesman for the DPRK foreign ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the US announcement of a plan to build a new radar base in Japan.
- Panetta Calls Beijing Meetings ‘Substantive, Productive’ AFPS 20 Sep 2012 -- Visiting China at what he called a “very important moment” for the U.S.-China relationship, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said yesterday his meetings with key Chinese leaders here have been both substantive and productive.
- Mars Rover Approaches Unusual Rock RIA Novosti 20 Sep 2012 -- Mars rover Curiosity has approached a football-size rock and will soon try to determine its elemental composition and take close-up photographs.
- 'Teammates wanted' to deliver future AFNS 19 Sep 2012 -- Killer apps, unprecedented success and a budget-requirements conundrum led U.S. Air Force Space Command commander, Gen. William L. Shelton, to announce 'teammates wanted.'
- China Launches Two Satellites for its Navigation System RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2012 -- China launched two more satellites into space for its Beidou (Compass) global navigation and positioning network.
- Space Shuttle Endeavour Begins Final Mission VOA 19 Sep 2012 -- NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off from its home port of Florida, starting the first leg of a three-day trek to its new mission on the U.S. west coast.
- U.S., Japan Agree to Add Second Radar Installation AFPS 17 Sep 2012 -- The United States and Japan have agreed to add a second U.S. anti-ballistic missile radar installation in Japan, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced here today.
- U.S., Japan Agree On Antimissile System RFE/RL 17 Sep 2012 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a missile-defense system in Japan.
- Japan to Install New U.S. Missile Radar RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2012 -- Washington and Tokyo agreed to install a second radar-based defense system in Japan aimed at countering the potential missile threat from North Korea.
- Russia Revamps Missile Defenses Around Moscow RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2012 -- Russia will reactivate mothballed ballistic missile silos around Moscow as part of deep modernization of a missile defense network protecting the Russian capital.
- Soyuz Lands With Russian, U.S. Crew In Kazakhstan RFE/RL 17 Sep 2012 -- A Russian Soyuz capsule with three crew members aboard has safely landed in central Kazakhstan after 123 days at the International Space Station.
- Space Station Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2012 -- A Soyuz reentry capsule with three members of the International Space Station crew landed safely in Kazakhstan.
- Russia Launches European Meteo Satellite RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2012 -- A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying a European weather satellite lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
- Air Force begins testing newest AEHF satellite AFNS 14 Sep 2012 -- Following a four-month journey, the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite reached geosynchronous orbit Aug. 27.
- Atlas V lifts off from Vandenberg AFB AFNS 14 Sep 2012 -- Team Vandenberg launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 here Sept. 13 at 2:39 p.m.
- Japan's Space Freighter Set to be Buried in Pacific Ocean RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- A Japanese cargo freighter, which undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) two days ago, will be de-orbited and sunk in the Pacific Ocean on Friday morning, a spokesman for the Mission Control said.
- ATV-3 Spacecraft Raises Space Station's Orbit by Two Km RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- Europe's ATV-3 unmanned resupply spacecraft raised the International Space Station (ISS) orbit to over 424 kilometers, a mission control spokesman said on Friday.
- Russia Readies to Launch European Satellite RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying a European weather satellite was delivered on Friday morning to a launch pad at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan in preparation for launch on September 17, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said.
- Vandenberg launch unit 'small squadron with big responsibilities' AFNS 13 Sep 2012 -- Members of the 4th Space Launch Squadron know the feeling of launch day excitement and stress and are currently preparing to get revved up again for the Atlas V launch scheduled for Sept. 13.
- Japanese Freighter Undocks From Space Station RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2012 -- A Japanese cargo freighter undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, successfully ending its resupply mission, a spokesman for Russian Mission Control said.
- Russia to Develop Space Debris Removal System RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2012 -- Russia's space agency Roscosmos is planning to develop a system to remove hazardous debris from orbit, the agency's Deputy Chief Sergei Savelyev said on Wednesday.
- Roscosmos Space Agency Recalls Briz-M Upper Stage Batch RIA Novosti 10 Sep 2012 -- The Russian space agency Roscosmos will recall the entire batch of Briz-M upper stages, one of which caused the launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket to fail in August, the agency's chief Vladimir Popovkin said on Monday.
- Medvedev Pledges $21 Bln for Space Industry RIA Novosti 10 Sep 2012 -- Russia will spend 670 billion rubles ($21 billion) to develop its space industry in the coming years, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.
- India successfully launches 100th space mission: Report IRNA 09 Sep 2012 -- India on Sunday successfully launched its 100th space mission with the indigenous PSLV-C21 rocket putting in orbit two foreign satellites.
- India's space agency poised for historic milestone on Sunday: report IRNA 09 Sep 2012 -- India's space program is poised for a historic milestone on Sunday when ISRO's workhorse PSLV rocket will put two foreign satellites in orbit in the agency's 100th mission from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, about 110 km from Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state.
- Russia Denies 'Systemic Crisis' in Space Industry RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2012 -- Russia's space industry is not in crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday.
- Putin: U.S. Military Won't Let Obama Get Flexible on Missile Shield RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2012 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said U.S. President Barack Obama is willing to revive deadlocked talks on a planned U.S. missile shield in Europe.
- Astronauts Use Toothbrush to Fix Space Station RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2012 -- During their second spacewalk, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese colleague Akihiko Hoshide were able to install a power unit on the International Space Station.
- Astronauts Take Second Spacewalk RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2012 -- Astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide began a spacewalk on Wednesday in another attempt to install a power unit on the International Space Station.
- Upcoming U.S., Israeli Exercise Underscores Relations AFPS 04 Sep 2012 -- U.S. and Israeli forces will team up this fall for Austere Challenge 12, a major exercise that provides important training for the defense of both nations.
- Obama to 'Move Forward' with Missile Shield - Platform RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama believes Washington and Moscow can cooperate on a planned U.S.-led missile shield in Europe, but is determined to move forward with the plans regardless of Russia's stance.
- Russia Delays 2012 Military Launches After Satellite Failure RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2012 -- Russia will delay launches of military spacecraft this year because of a failed satellite launch last month, a top defense official said.
- Rodong Sinmun on US Missile Defense in Asia-Pacific KCNA 03 Sep 2012 -- Recently the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff opened to the public a plan to deploy another new radar system in the southern part of Japan.
- Russian President Dismisses Space Center Director RFE/RL 03 Sep 2012 -- The Kremlin has announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the resignation of the director of the Khrunichev Space Center.
- Space Center Chief Loses Job over Failed Launches RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2012 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Vladimir Nesterov as general director of the Khrunichev Space Center.
- Unique Gamma Ray Station to Be Built on Baikal RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2012 -- Work began by the Siberian Lake Baikal to create a unique gamma ray observatory.
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