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  • ULA, Bigelow partner on launch of habitable pod near moon

    ULA, Bigelow partner on launch of habitable pod near moon

    United Launch Alliance has partnered with Bigelow Aerospace to launch a livable pod that can support as many as six crew members for extended period of times into space. Officials with the companies say they expect Bigelow’s B330 module to launch “easily by 2022.” The pod would set up in low lunar...

  • ULA launch could face another weather delay

    ULA launch could face another weather delay

    A mission from United Launch Alliance pushed back multiple times because of weather and once because of hardware issues could face another delay. The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron, which monitors conditions on the Space Coast, put the probability of a launch early Saturday at 40 percent....

  • UCF students building satellite destined for space

    UCF students building satellite destined for space

    University of Central Florida researchers and their students have started to build a small satellite that will head into space next year to study the process that forms planets. In 2015, NASA funded the project, known as Q-PACE, or CubeSat Particle Aggregation and Collision Experiment. The small...

  • United Launch Alliance sets new target date for launch

    United Launch Alliance sets new target date for launch

    A piece of hardware on a United Launch Alliance rocket has been replaced and tested, opening the door for an upcoming mission’s new launch time, possibly as early as Saturday. In an email, ULA officials said Wednesday morning that the launch of a top-secret spy satellite, originally planned for...

  • SpaceX reusable rocket seeks to improve high-def reception in US

    SpaceX reusable rocket seeks to improve high-def reception in US

    SpaceX successfully launched a satellite into space on a previously used rocket Wednesday, marking the third time it has achieved that feat. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted into the air at 6:53 p.m. — right on time — and slowly elevated before heading into space with its payload: a satellite for Luxembourg-based...

  • As space race targets Mars, Florida’s Space Coast is ready for takeoff

    As space race targets Mars, Florida’s Space Coast is ready for takeoff

    As the next generation of the space race sets its sights on Mars, Florida’s Space Coast hopes to reap the benefits with a return to what put it on the map. On this edition of Orlando Sentinel Snapshot, we focus on the space industry’s push to get man back into orbit and beyond. In their day, Buzz...

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