November 2014 Space News
- GLONASS-K State Testing to End in 2015: Russian Defense Ministry Sputnik 29 Nov 2014 -- Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Anatoly Nestechuk stated that Russia is going to hold the flight tests of the new generation of Russian navigational satellites GLONASS-K.
- Soyuz TMA-15M Spacecraft Docks Automatically With ISS: Roscosmos Sputnik 24 Nov 2014 -- A Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft that was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome some six hours ago has docked automatically with the International Space Station (ISS), a Roscosmos representative told RIA Novosti.
- Russian Rocket Supply for Satellites Launches Continues: US Air Force Sputnik 22 Nov 2014 -- The supply of Russian-made rocket engines used to send US military satellites into space has not experienced any disruptions despite tense relations between the two countries, a US Air Force spokesperson has told Sputnik.
- AEGIS Baseline 9 Destroyer Scores Historic Flight Test Mission NNS 21 Nov 2014 -- Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) in partnership with U.S. Pacific Command and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully executed Flight Test Standard Missile-25 (FTM-25), announced Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), Nov. 20.
- China launches new disaster monitoring satellite People's Daily 21 Nov 2014 -- A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 2:37 p.m. Friday, China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center announced.
- Russian satellite may be able to chase spacecraft: Observers Iran Press TV 21 Nov 2014 -- Russia has launched a satellite that may be capable of chasing down other orbiting spacecraft, following similar trials carried out by the United States and China this year, observers say.
- Russia, US to Continue Joint Experiments in Space Sputnik 19 Nov 2014 -- Russia and the United States have no plans to end joint scientific experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS), Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lev Zelyony said Wednesday.
- China to Introduce Own Space Law in 2020: National Space Administration Sputnik 17 Nov 2014 -- Beijing promises to abide by international space law despite introducing its own corresponding legislation.
- Medvedev Says Russia's Vostochny Space Center Has Construction Problems Sputnik 17 Nov 2014 -- Actual problems exist in the construction of Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome in the country's Far East will be discussed with the leadership of Roscosmos space agency, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.
- Russian Satellite Constellation to Reach 150 by 2025: Space Corporation Sputnik 17 Nov 2014 -- Russia will increase its orbital satellite constellation to 150 spacecraft by 2025, United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) head Igor Komarov told RIA Novosti on Monday.
- Russia to Start Deploying Own Space Station in 2017: Reports Sputnik 17 Nov 2014 -- Russia will start deploying its own orbital space station in 2017, using part of the modules constructed for the International Space Station (ISS), Kommersant newspaper reported Monday, citing a space engineering source.
- ESA: Comet Probe Is 'Game Changer' VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- Hundreds of millions of kilometers from earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet - an audacious first designed to answer big questions about the universe.
- China Launches New Surveillance Satellite Saturday Sputnik 15 Nov 2014 -- The satellite "will be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveying, estimating crop yields and disaster relief."
- Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing, Fails to Anchor in Place VOA 12 Nov 2014 -- A European Space Agency probe has made a historic landing on a comet, but its status remains uncertain after harpoons failed to anchor it to the surface.
- Over 140 Carrier Rockets, 500 ICBMs Launched from Plesetsk in 20 Years Sputnik 11 Nov 2014 -- More than 140 carrier rockets and 500 intercontinental ballistic missiles have been launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center over the past 20 years, the Defense Ministry's spokesperson told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
- China plans to launch about 120 applied satellites People's Daily 11 Nov 2014 -- China will launch around 120 more applied satellites to accommodate economic and social needs, a senior executive of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said on Monday.
- Contract on RD-180 Space Rocket Engines Deliveries to US Unchanged Sputnik 11 Nov 2014 -- Russian design bureau Energomash, the developer and producer of RD-180 rocket engines, will continue to supply engines to United Launch Alliance (ULA) for its Atlas carrier rockets, company's press secretary Ekaterina Zhdanova told a RIA Novosti correspondent Tuesday.
- USS John Paul Jones Successfully Completes Missile Defense Test NNS 07 Nov 2014 -- Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii, of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), Nov. 6.
- AF awards new launch, test range service contract AFNS 07 Nov 2014 -- The Air Force awarded the Launch and Test Range Integrated Service Contract (LISC) to RGNext on Nov. 6. The total contract value, including all potential options and potential award fee is $2 billion. LISC will provide the government with a single prime contractor responsible and accountable for operations, organizational- and depot-level maintenance, as well as sustainment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
- US Manufacturer of Failed Antares Spacecraft Likely to Discontinue Using Russian Engine RIA Novosti 05 Nov 2014 -- The US manufacturer of fallen unmanned cargo spacecraft Antares is likely to discontinue using the Russian rocket engine that it believes to be the cause of the vehicle launch crash in October, according to press release issued Wednesday.
- Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Probe to Take up to 12 Months: US Transportation Safety Board RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2014 -- A full inquiry into the test flight crash of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo could take up to 12 months, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported.
- NASA Completes Mars-Bound Spaceship, Readies for Test Flight RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2014 -- The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced it has completed the 'Orion' spaceship and it is now ready for its first test flight set for 4 December.
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