July 2014 Space News
- AF launches successful satellite mission AFNS 30 Jul 2014 -- The 45th Space Wing supported a successful United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle carrying Air Force Space Command mission assets for the Air Force July 28.
- Space and Missile Systems Center awards first-of-its-kind hosted payload solutions contract AFNS 29 Jul 2014 -- The U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity, or IDIQ, contract under the Hosted Payload Solutions, or HoPS, program, July 10.
- US Launches Two Surveillance Satellites From Cape Canaveral RIA Novosti 29 Jul 2014 -- A Delta 4 rocket mounted with two GSSAP surveillance satellites to monitor space debris and other space activities was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida Monday, CBS News reported.
- ESA Spacecraft to Land on a Comet VOA 28 Jul 2014 -- After a long flight through deep space, a European Space Agency probe is finally approaching its target - a comet millions of kilometers away from earth. Scientists say the mission may lead to some startling discoveries about the origins of the water on earth.
- Command to Continue Planned Tasks Sent to Russia's Foton-M Satellite - Roscosmos RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2014 -- The command to continue accomplishing the scheduled tasks has been sent to the Russian Foton-M biosatellite after communication with the spacecraft was restored, the representative of Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti Saturday.
- China's land-based missile interception test successful People's Daily 24 Jul 2014 -- China has announced the success of a land-based missile interception test.
- China Conducts Successful Ballistic Missile Defense Test RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- China has conducted a successful land-based anti-missile test on its territory, China's Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement published on its website.
- Biological Tests Onboard Russia's Foton-M Satellite Held as Planned RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- Biological experiments onboard of Foton-M, a research spacecraft carrying life in space, are being held according to schedule despite a communication breakdown with the spacecraft, Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) press secretary Oleg Voloshin told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
- Russian Biosatellite Can Operate Autonomously – Roscosmos RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- The reception of telemetry data from the Foton-M, a research spacecraft carrying life in space, even after connection with the biosatellite was lost proves that it can operate autonomously for a long time, Roscosmos, Russia's Federal Space Agency, said in a statement Thursday.
- Russian Progress M-24m Cargo Spacecraft Docks with ISS RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- A Russian Progress M-24M cargo spacecraft, sent off into orbit from Baikonur space center early on Thursday, has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), a representative of the mission control center in Russia told RIA Novosti.
- Iranian Satellite Jamming Causes Storm Of Controversy RFE/RL 23 Jul 2014 -- The Iranian regime has long used signal jamming to disrupt the flow of information into the Islamic republic, but it couldn't have forecast the strategy's deadly consequences.
- Budget Cuts, Growing Threats Affect Space Operations AFPS 23 Jul 2014 -- Until recently, space was a peaceful domain where orbital and flying craft were unprotected, but adversaries now are developing systems designed to counter advantages gained by those using such space capabilities, the commander of Air Force Space Command said here yesterday.
- AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch AFNS 23 Jul 2014 -- The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23.
- GSSAP and ANGELS contribute to space neighborhood watch AFNS 22 Jul 2014 -- The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23.
- Lunar rover is 'awake' but faults continue People's Daily 21 Jul 2014 -- China's first lunar rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, is still 'alive' despite the malfunction of some of its equipment, according to a senior space scientist.
- Iran draws up roadmap to send humans into space Iran Press TV 21 Jul 2014 -- Iranian Space Agency has formulated a 10-year strategic plan which includes sending humans into space.
- Russia to Continue Space Rocket Engines Deliveries to US Despite Sanctions RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2014 -- Russia will take a pragmatic approach and will continue the deliveries of engines for the United States' carrier rockets despite the sanctions Washington imposed on Moscow over the Ukrainian crisis, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday.
- Nature of Space Exploration Enters New Age VOA 19 Jul 2014 -- Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon. It was during an era of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. World politics have changed since then and so has the nature of space exploration.
- Air Force will provide assured access to space AFNS 17 Jul 2014 -- Gen. William L. Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, stressed the importance of maintaining assured access to space to the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during a hearing on the options for assuring domestic access to space, July 16.
- 45th Space Wing launches ORBCOMM satellites AFNS 16 Jul 2014 -- The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' successful launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying six second-generation ORBCOMM communications satellites July 14, from Space Launch Complex 40, here.
- Russian Angara Could Never Be Used as War Rocket - Roscosmos RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2014 -- An advanced Russian Angara rocket by definition could not be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the First Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Alexander Ivanov said Monday.
- Two More GLONASS Stations to Open in Brazil - Brazilian Foreign Minister RIA Novosti 14 Jul 2014 -- Two More GLONASS stations are to open in the Brazilian states of Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.
- Russia's New Angara Space Rocket Test Flight Successful - Defense Ministry RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2014 -- Russia's new Angara rocket, powered by engines using so-called "green" fuels, successfully completed its suborbital test flight Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
- Launch of Russian Meteor-3M Has Geopolitical Significance – Ministry RIA Novosti 08 Jul 2014 -- The launch of a Meteor-3M meteorological satellite scheduled for Tuesday evening from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has geopolitical significance for Russia and will allow it to reduce dependence on foreign satellites, Minister of the Russian Natural Resources and Ecology Sergey Donskoy said.
- Russia Launches Rokot Carrier Rocket with Three Satellites RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2014 -- Russia launched on Thursday a light-class Rokot carrier rocket with three telecoms satellites from its northern Plesetsk space center, the Defense Ministry said.
- West Never Treated Russia as Equal in Missile Defense – Russian Security Council RIA Novosti 02 Jul 2014 -- The European missile defense system never saw Russia's participation as equal, as Moscow was never offered processing centers or provided information exchange, Russian Deputy Security Council Secretary Evgeny Lukyanov said Wednesday.
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