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  1. WMAP Team Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental PhysicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 |

    A team of researchers who helped shape our understanding of the origin, evolution and nature of the cosmos is now $3 million richer. Those folks worked on NASA's WMAP space mission , which was awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics today during a ceremony in Palo Alto, California.


  2. ILS Proton Launches AsiaSat-9, Completes 2017 Commercial ManifestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 |

    International Launch Services completed its third and final 2017 commercial Proton mission today, launching the AsiaSat-9 telecommunications satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Proton lifted off at 12:52 a.m. local time, performing first, second and third stage burns as planned, followed by five firings of the Breeze-M upper stage.


  3. Sun's Magnetic Forces Shut Down Possible EruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 |

    In a new video, solar observatories document the beginnings of an eruption on the sun - abruptly halted by the sun's magnetic field. Views from multiple NASA solar observatories, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, on Sept.


  4. NASA Tests Flexible Roll-Out Solar Arrays on Space StationRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2017 |

    NASA's new compact high-power solar array made their debut on the International Space Station Sunday , allowing astronauts to test the technology's durability for deep-space missions. The Roll Out Solar Array is incredibly lightweight and flexible, meaning that it can easily be packed into a rocket for launch.


  5. SpaceX to Launch 1st Satellite for Bulgaria (on a Used Rocket!) MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 |

    SpaceX is ramping up for its eighth flight of the year on Monday with the launch of a communications satellite for Bulgaria aboard a previously flown Falcon 9 booster. It will be the second demonstration by Elon Musk's space company of its ability to reuse its launch-rocket hardware .


  6. Proton Returns After Year Hiatus with EchoStar-21 LaunchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 |

    Russia's Proton rocket returned to service June 7 , almost one year to the date from vehicle's last flight, delivering a U.S. telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. The commercial mission, organized by International Launch Services of Reston, Virginia, lifted off at 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying the EchoStar-21 S-band satellite for Englewood, Colorado-based fleet operator EchoStar.


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