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Cargo rocket destined to the International Space Station destroyed on liftoff

The Antares rocket carrying an unmanned Cygnus suffered a 'catastrophic anomaly' seconds after liftoff from NASA's Wallops flight facility in Virginia at 06:22 PM EDT. Cygnus was packed with 5,000 pounds (2.268 tons) of food and supplies, scientific experiments destined to the International Space Station. It was the third cargo mission under a $1.9 billion contract Orbital Sciences has won from NASA.

Launch of Three Russian Navigational Satellites Fail

A Russian Proton-M rocket failed to launch three Glonass satellites into orbit today. The Proton-M carrier launcher, took off from the Baikonur Space Center...

North Korean Satellite Fails, but Taepo Dong 2 missile Reached the...

North Korea fired a missile carrying a small satellite over Japanthis morning despite Japanese protests and threats that US ships could intercept the missile on...

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