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SPACECAST: Space Weather System for Protecting Satellites

February 27th, 2013

An international effort including Europe, the United States and Japan is focused on protecting the global satellite network from Sun-driven space weather. Satellites can be damaged by high energy charged particles in the Earth’s radiation belts, and during solar energetic particle (SEP) events. With the growing reliance on satellite services, new vulnerabilities to space weather […]

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Canadian Space Agency

U. S., Japanese and Russian Astronauts Return to Earth to Close Out Four Month Space Station Mission

November 19th, 2012

    U. S., Japanese and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, touching down aboard their Soyuz spacecraft in wintry northern Kazakhstan after a 127 day mission to the International Space Station The capsule carrying Sunita Williams, of NASA, the station’s commander; Akihiko Hoshide, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; and cosmonaut Yuri […]

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Canadian Space Agency

NASA Offers Space Station Viewers Email, Text Alerts

November 5th, 2012

Just a few days ago, the U. S.  led International Space Station reached a significant milestone: a dozen years of continuous human occupancy. NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko arrived aboard a Soyuz capsule on Nov. 2, 2000 for a 141-day expedition. Shepherd served as the station’s first commander. […]

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International Cooperation

U. S., Japanese Astronauts Team for Space Station Spacewalk

November 1st, 2012

    U. S.and Japanese astronauts attempted to isolate a small but growing thermal control system leak outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk Thursday that spanned nearly seven hours. The excursion took NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, the station’s commander, and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide to the far port side of the station’s 356 […]

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Canadian Space Agency

SpaceX Achieves Successful Space Station Cargo Delivery and Return Mission With Sunday Splashdown

October 28th, 2012

  SpaceX’s Dragon capsule splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean off the southern California coast Sunday afternoon, successfully restoring a U. S. cargo delivery and return capability to the International Space Station once shouldered by NASA’s long running space shuttle program. The Dragon freighter, filled with nearly a ton of frozen biomedical specimens and […]

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U. S., Russian Astronauts Depart for Space Station

October 23rd, 2012

  Three U. S.and Russian astronauts lifted off from Kazakhstan early Tuesday bound for the International Space Station and a five month stay. The Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:51 a.m., EDT. Nine minutes later, the three men were […]

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