September 2014 Space News
- Iran to launch another bio-capsule into space in coming months ISNA 30 Sep 2014 -- Deputy Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli said the country plans to launch another bio-capsule into space by the end of the Iranian calendar year, started on March 21.
- China Successfully Orbits Experimental Satellite RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2014 -- China has launched a new experimental satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gobi desert on Sunday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
- Tiangong-2 space lab scheduled to be launched in 2016 People's Daily 26 Sep 2014 -- Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, has been in orbit for 1092 days since it was launched on September 29, 2011.
- Manned Soyuz Spacecraft Docks With ISS Despite Solar Battery Failure RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2014 -- Russia's manned Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station after reports said it had failed to unfold one of the two stowed solar arrays, a spokesman of the Roscosmos space agency told RIA Novosti early Friday.
- India's Mars Orbiter Cost Only 11 Percent of NASA's Maven Probe: Reports RIA Novosti 25 Sep 2014 -- India's Mangalyaan orbiter reached Mars' orbit Wednesday, becoming the first spacecraft from an Asian country to reach the red planet, but the country hit another record by making the cheapest space probe so far, costing 11 percent of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Maven probe, CNN Money reported Thursday.
- India's Spacecraft Successfully Reaches Mars VOA 24 Sep 2014 -- India successfully placed a spacecraft into orbit around Mars, making it the first country to reach the Red Planet in its first attempt. The low-cost, inter-planetary mission puts the spotlight on India's growing ambitions in space exploration and its homegrown technology.
- India puts satellite into Mars orbit Iran Press TV 24 Sep 2014 -- India has successfully placed a satellite into Mars' orbit, becoming the fourth country to conduct the interplanetary mission.
- US Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS Resupplies Station: NASA RIA Novosti 23 Sep 2014 -- The US Dragon commercial spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station (ISS), the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced Tuesday.
- PIKE nears end of service AFNS 23 Sep 2014 -- The 22nd Space Operations Squadron will decommission the Colorado Tracking Station Sept. 29, during a ceremony here, signaling the end of operations for one of the Air Force Satellite Control Network's most valued assets of the past two decades.
- Stratcom, DoD Sign Space Operations Agreement With Allies AFPS 23 Sep 2014 -- Officials from the Defense Department, U.S. Strategic Command and three allied nations signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday on combined space operations to strengthen deterrence, enhance resilience and optimize resources.
- MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars' Orbit: NASA RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2014 -- MAVEN spacecraft has entered Mars' upper atmosphere, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported.
- NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Arrives on Mars VOA 22 Sep 2014 -- A U.S. spacecraft has arrived at Mars to study the planet's upper atmosphere and help scientists answer questions about how its climate has changed over time.
- NASA Sends 3D Printer to Space RIA Novosti 21 Sep 2014 -- NASA has sent a 3D-printer to the International Space Station in order to enable quick replacement of parts directly on the spot and decrease astronauts' dependence from Earth, New York Post reports.
- US Successfully Launches Dragon Spacecraft to Resupply ISS: NASA RIA Novosti 21 Sep 2014 -- The United States has successfully launched the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft delivering supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) stated on Sunday.
- Anchorage Completes 3rd NASA Testing NNS 19 Sep 2014 -- Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.
- Russia Plans to Boost Space Monitoring Capability by 2018 RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2014 -- Russia will build a network of advanced laser-optical and radar stations in the next four years to boost its space object recognition capability, the Defense Ministry said Friday.
- Astronomers Find Smallest Galaxy Containing Supermassive Black Hole RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2014 -- An international team of scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole inside one of the tiniest galaxies known: M60-UCD1, NASA reports. The black hole - described by NASA as 'supermassive' or a 'monster' – has five times the mass of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
- Russia Unprepared to Reject Foreign Parts in GLONASS Satellites: Manufacturer RIA Novosti 18 Sep 2014 -- Refusing 'everything foreign' in the production of GLONASS navigation satellites is not possible yet, Russian Space Systems Deputy Director Grigory Stupak said at the International School on Satellite Navigation.
- Talks Over GLONASS Station Locations in US on Hold: Russian Space Corporation RIA Novosti 18 Sep 2014 -- Russia is not willing to initiate talks over locations of GLONASS monitoring stations in the United States, Russian Space Systems deputy director General Grigory Stupak said during the fourth International School on Satellite Navigation.
- Iron Dome: As Assessment MDAA 17 Sep 2014 -- The Iron Dome is the most heavily used rocket and mortar defense system in the world. It is a model for how effective missile and rocket defense systems are when put into action.
- Boeing, SpaceX win NASA approval for transport project Iran Press TV 17 Sep 2014 -- Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, aka SpaceX, have won the US space agency's approval to undertake the project to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the next few years.
- NASA Contracts Boeing, SpaceX to Build Spaceships to Carry Astronauts to ISS RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2014 -- NASA has signed a $6.8 billion contact with Boeing and SpaceX to build its own spaceships, to carry astronauts to the International Space Station starting in 2017 in a move to limit the US reliance on Russian spacecraft, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday.
- AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority AFNS 16 Sep 2014 -- The Commander of Air Force Space Command Gen. John Hyten charged the Air Force to defend its position and remain on the cutting edge of international space operations during the 2014 Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 16.
- Report: NASA Failing in Mission to Find Dangerous Asteroids Near Earth VOA 15 Sep 2014 -- The U.S. space agency's inspector general says NASA is failing in its congressionally-ordered mission to find 90 percent of potentially dangerous asteroids flying close to Earth.
- Western Sanctions Fail to Impede GLONASS Satellite Production RIA Novosti 15 Sep 2014 -- JSC Russian Space Systems (RSS) is continuing to produce equipment for GLONASS satellites, despite difficulties with shipments of foreign electronics, caused by the Western economic sanctions, RSS Director General Andrei Tyulin told journalists on Monday.
- SCO Members Oppose Unilateral Missile Defense Buildup RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2014 -- Any country's attempt to enhance its missile shield in an unbalanced manner will undermine global security and stability, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leaders said in a joint declaration Friday.
- Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2014 -- The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces again dismissed US media rumors of a Russian military satellite allegedly exploding above the United States.
- US Strategic Command Confident About Russian Military Satellite Crash RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2014 -- Russian reconnaissance satellite Kosmos-2495 re-entered the atmosphere and crashed last week, a spokesman for the US Strategic Command told RIA Novosti on Friday.
- Russia Plans to Launch 5 Angara Heavy Rockets Per Year by 2025 RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2014 -- The United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) is planning to start launching five Angara heavy rockets a year by 2025, according to the program of financial recovery at the Khrunichev Center, presented by the URSC Deputy CEO Pavel Popov.
- U.S., Israel Conduct Joint Test of Interceptor Missile System AFPS 09 Sep 2014 -- The joint testing of an improved interceptor missile system designed to counter future missile threats went as planned, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today.
- Israel Test-Fires Arrow 2 Missile Interceptor: Defense Ministry RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2014 -- The Israeli military test-fired its Arrow (Hetz) 2 interceptor missile jointly with their US colleagues, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
- Moscow Denies Reports of Russian Satellite 'Explosion' Over U.S. RFE/RL 09 Sep 2014 -- Russia's Defense Ministry has denied media reports of a Russian military satellite allegedly having exploded above the United States.
- Russian Defense Ministry Denies Reports that Its Satellite Exploded Above US RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2014 -- The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday denied media reports of a Russian military satellite that allegedly exploded above the United States.
- DoD Agrees to Share Space Data with South Korea AFPS 05 Sep 2014 -- The Defense Department has signed a memorandum of understanding to share space situational awareness data with South Korea's Defense Ministry, Pentagon officials said today.
- Astronauts: Geopolitical Tensions Not to Affect ISS Cooperation RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2014 -- The current geopolitical situation will not interfere with the joint work of Russian and American astronauts, ISS crew members told journalists on Friday.
- Air Force uses lasers to preserve space history AFNS 03 Sep 2014 -- The site of one of America's proudest achievements is now little more than a weed-riddled concrete pad, surrounded by twisted, rusting metal.
- Rogozin: Control over Vostochny Cosmodrome Construction Handed Over to Russian Government RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2014 -- Roscosmos is going to hand over the reins of the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome to the Russian government.
- Rogozin: 'Putin Approves Developing Super-Heavy Rockets With Up to 150-Ton Cargo Capacity' RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the development of super-heavy rockets with a cargo capacity of up to 150 tons.
- Deputy Prime Minister: 'Russia Proceeding With Plans for Grouped Military Satellites' RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2014 -- Russia is not intending to review its plans for creating grouped military satellites.
- Military Source: Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2014 -- Russian naval vessels are to be equipped with a state of the art tracking system which will be able to receive data from space.
- Russia’s Space Geckos Die Due to Technical Glitch Two Days Before Landing RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2014 -- The five geckos onboard Russia’s Foton-M4 satellite died simultaneously two days before landing because of a technical malfunction.
- Russia’s Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1 RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2014 -- The landing of Russia’s Foton-M biosatellite with geckos, fruit flies, silkworm eggs, mushrooms and seeds of higher plants on board is appointed for the Knowledge Day, September 1, in the Orenburg region.
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