September 2016 Space News
- China urges US, South Korea to cancel THAAD deployment Press TV 30 Sep 2016 -- Beijing has urged Washington to cancel the imminent deployment of a controversial missile system to South Korea, saying that militarization of the Korean Peninsula could "seriously harm the strategic interests of China."
- South Korea picks new site for THAAD missile installment Press TV 30 Sep 2016 -- Seoul has announced a new location for the installment of a controversial United States missile system in South Korea, amid local and international opposition to the deployment.
- South Korea Moves US Anti-Missile System to Golf Course VOA 30 Sep 2016 -- South Korea has announced a new location for an advanced U.S. missile defense unit.
- U.S. to deploy THAAD system in S. Korea "as soon as possible": official People's Daily 28 Sep 2016 -- The United States intends to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea "as soon as possible," a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
- US to station THAAD in S Korea 'as soon as possible' Press TV 28 Sep 2016 -- The United States aims to expedite the deployment of an advanced missile system to South Korea, amid ongoing threats from Pyongyang and opposition on behalf of Beijing.
- THAAD Opposition Fades After 5th North Korean Nuke Test VOA 28 Sep 2016 -- Opposition to the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system is weakening in South Korea's National Assembly in the face of North Korea's rapid advancement of it nuclear and ballistics missile capabilities.
- Strengthening International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness US Dept. of State 22 Sep 2016 -- Remarks by Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
- Cardillo Discusses Importance of Geospatial Intel at Senate Hearing AFPS 27 Sep 2016 -- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo drew back the curtain a bit on his organization's activities during a rare open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee here today.
- Import Substitution: Glonass Satellites to Switch to Russian Electronics Sputnik 26 Sep 2016 -- By 2020 a Russian GLONASS K-2 global positioning satellite in place, built entirely from Russian-made parts as part of the government's ongoing effort to substitute imports amid sanctions, Izvestia reported.
- India Successfully Puts Eight Satellites Into Orbit Sputnik 26 Sep 2016 -- Indian rocket PSLV on Monday successfully put eight satellites from four countries into orbit, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said in a statement.
- China operates world's biggest radio telescope to discover 'laws of universe' Press TV 25 Sep 2016 -- World's largest radio telescope has become operational in southwestern China, with officials in Beijing saying that the project will help scientists search for alien life.
- US won't negotiate deployment of THAAD in South Korea Press TV 24 Sep 2016 -- The United States says that the planned deployment of its Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is not negotiable.
- SMC exercises contract options to procure two additional GPS III satellites AFNS 22 Sep 2016 -- The Space and Missile Systems Center awarded a contract option to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company to procure two additional Global Positioning System III satellites today.
- Indian Space Organization Gears Up for First Multi-Orbit Mission Sputnik 22 Sep 2016 -- ISRO hopes to outperform other stakeholders in the lightweight satellite launcher category by exhibiting its capability to carry out multi-orbit missions.
- Kim Jong Un Guides Ground Jet Test of New-type High-Power Engine of Carrier Rocket for Geo-stationary Satellite KCNA 20 Sep 2016 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Sohae Space Center to guide the ground jet test of a new type high-power engine of a carrier rocket for the geo-stationary satellite.
- North Korea's Kim Jong-un guides rocket engine test Press TV 20 Sep 2016 -- North Korea has successfully ground tested a new high-power rocket engine, saying it will be used for launching geostationary satellites.
- North Korea Claims Successful Test of New Rocket Engine VOA 20 Sep 2016 -- North Korea on Tuesday launched a successful ground test of a new high-powered rocket engine, according to state media, indicating the country is closer to acquiring long-range capabilities.
- China to conduct brain-computer interaction experiments on Tiangong-2 People's Daily 18 Sep 2016 -- Tiangong-2, China's first space lab in a real sense, was successfully launched into space on Sept. 15. A brain-computer interaction test system, developed by Tianjin University and installed in the lab, will conduct a series of experiments in space.
- Russia Postpones Soyuz MS-02 ISS Mission Launch Over Short Circuit Glitch Sputnik 17 Sep 2016 -- The launch of Russia's new series Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft scheduled for September 23 was delayed due to a technical fault involving a short circuit that was revealed during a test, a space industry source told RIA Novosti on Saturday.
- Astronauts given comfort upgrade on China's new space lab People's Daily 17 Sep 2016 -- New space lab will be equipped with Bluetooth, better lighting, sound dampening, exercise equipment and other features
- Russia postpones space flight to ISS for 'technical reasons' Press TV 17 Sep 2016 -- Russia has reportedly canceled a planned manned space launch expected to take place within a week due to what it described as "technical reasons" without further elaboration or setting a new launch date.
- Israel to 'Spy on the Middle East, Russia and China' With US-Funded Satellite Sputnik 16 Sep 2016 -- On Tuesday, Israel launched into orbit its seventh spy satellite, Ofek 11, which is set to provide the Israeli military with surveillance imagery of the developments in the Middle East; however experts tell Sputnik that the Israeli space program, which is financed by the US, is also aimed at Russia and even China.
- Tiangong-2 takes China one step closer to space station People's Daily 16 Sep 2016 -- China's Tiangong-2 space lab blasted off on Thursday, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program, which envisions a mission to Mars by the end of this decade and its own space station by around 2020.
- China's space lab Tiangong-2 blasts off People's Daily 15 Sep 2016 -- In a cloud of brown smoke, Tiangong-2 roared into the air underneath a mid-autumn full moon from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the back of a Long March-2F rocket, trailing a vast volume of flame.
- China Launches Space Lab into Orbit VOA 15 Sep 2016 -- China has launched its second space laboratory into orbit Thursday, in a step towards having its own manned space station.
- Standing vigilant from the top of the world AFNS 14 Sep 2016 -- Stretching from the confines of Thule Air Base, the northernmost U.S. military installation hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, a dirt road trails steadily upward and to the northwest.
- China to launch Tiangong-2 space lab on Sept. 15 People's Daily 14 Sep 2016 -- China will launch the Tiangong-2 space lab from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's Gobi Desert at 10:04 p.m. on Thursday.
- Israeli spy sat shows signs of malfunctioning after launch: Reports Press TV 14 Sep 2016 -- Hours after its launch into space, an Israeli spy satellite reportedly shows signs of experiencing multiple malfunctions.
- China to launch Kuaizhou-11, new generation of quick-response rocket in 2017 People's Daily 12 Sep 2016 -- The newest generation of China's homegrown quick-response rocket is scheduled to enter commercial use in 2017, a scientist with a State-owned space technology enterprise disclosed on Sept. 11.
- S. Korean opposition parties oppose THAAD deployment, urge dialogue with DPRK People's Daily 12 Sep 2016 -- South Korea's opposition party chiefs on Monday expressed objections to the deployment of a U.S. missile shield in their homeland, calling for dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in their rare meeting with President Park Geun-hye.
- 45th SW supports NASA's successful launch AFNS 09 Sep 2016 -- The 45th Space Wing supported NASA's successful launch of the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Ex) spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here Sept. 8.
- ISRO to Use Indigenous Cryogenic Engine to Launch Advanced Weather Satellite Sputnik 07 Sep 2016 -- The advanced weather satellite will improve night imaging capabilities and will play an important role in searching for distressed naval vessels.
- Poland Places Supply Order for 8 US Patriot Missile Defense Systems Sputnik 07 Sep 2016 -- Poland is determined to place a supply order for eight Patriot surface-to-air missile systems with the US government.
- Malmstrom tests Minuteman III with launch from Vandenberg AFNS 06 Sep 2016 -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle Sept. 5 from Vandenberg AFB, California.
- National Security Space Defense and Protection: Public Report (2016) National Academis Press 06 Sep 2016 -- "It is not yet 60 years since the first artificial satellite was placed into Earth orbit. In just over a half century, mankind has gone from no presence in outer space to a condition of high dependence on orbiting satellites."
- Energia Corp Designing New Transport Spaceship With Higher Payload Capacity Sputnik 06 Sep 2016 -- The new vessel, whose preliminary design is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will feature increased payload capacity for the delivery of cargo for up to three crew members aboard the International Space Station.
- China censures S Korea over US missile system Press TV 05 Sep 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has rebuked South Korea for agreeing to let US forces deploy an advanced missile system in the South Asian country.
- THAAD System in Korea Designed to Defend US Troops, Not Korean Cities Sputnik 05 Sep 2016 -- On Monday, speaking with his South Korean counterpart, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized that China was categorically opposed to the deployment of US missile defense in South Korea. Commenting on the president's remarks, Russian and Chinese political analysts told Sputnik what it is specifically that China is concerned about.
- Xi Expresses Opposition Over US Missile System Deployment in S.Korea Sputnik 05 Sep 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye on Monday said that he opposes the deployment of US missile defense systems in South Korea in response to perceived North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat.
- SpaceX scours data to try to pin down cause rocket explosion on launch pad People's Daily 03 Sep 2016 -- U.S. space firm SpaceX said Friday it has set up a team to investigate why its Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- THAAD controversy rises in ROK amid president's slight change in position People's Daily 03 Sep 2016 -- Controversy resurfaced here over the deployment of a US missile shield, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), in the Republic of Korea (ROK) as ruling party lawmakers boycotted all parliamentary procedures in protest against the National Assembly speaker's remarks on THAAD.
- Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome Facilities to Go Online by End of 2016 Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- All of Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome facilities are planned to be put into operation by the end of the year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
- Israel space agency: Satellite loss major blow Press TV 02 Sep 2016 -- Israel's space agency says the destruction of an Israeli "communication satellite" during a US test-launch amounts to a "severe blow" to the regime's aerospace industry.
- China's largest carrier rocket arrives at launch center People's Daily 02 Sep 2016 -- The Long March-5, China's largest carrier rocket to date, arrived at a launch center in southern China on Sept. 1. The rocket is scheduled to be launched in November, according to national defense and aerospace authorities.
- China Rocket Launch Reportedly Failed VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- The South China Morning Post and multiple space enthusiast websites are reporting that China suffered a failed space launch Thursday morning, resulting in the destruction of "one of the country's most advanced earth observation satellites."
- Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket in Florida Press TV 01 Sep 2016 -- A massive has explosion has destroyed a rocket belonging to the US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX during routine test firing in Cape Canaveral, Florida, shaking buildings in the area and sending a fiery plume of smoke into the air.
- Unmanned SpaceX Rocket Explodes on Florida Launchpad VOA 01 Sep 2016 -- An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded on its launchpad in the U.S. state of Florida Thursday morning. NASA said SpaceX was testing the rocket when a series of blasts rocked the site, shaking buildings several kilometers away.
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