Thursday, October 13, 2011

Space Launch Updates

Past Soyuz launch.

Looks like we've got a go! for launching astronauts again. After the last Soyuz launch which misfired and destroyed the Progress resupply cargo module (no astronauts on board), the Russians and NASA set about investigating the problem and postponing any upcoming launches to the ISS. NASA now accepts Russia's findings and has approved the next launch of a Soyuz to the ISS. Reinforcements for ISS Expedition 29 are now expected to launch on November 14th.

India's PSLV on the Pad.

India launched a satellite in conjunction with the French space program. The Satellite will study the Earth's atmosphere. It was launched on India's PSLV rocket from India.

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