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Watch live: ULA Atlas V rocket to launch payloads for U.S. Air Force

Watch live: ULA Atlas V rocket to launch payloads for U.S. Air Force

Science
April 13 (UPI) -- The United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch a pair of payloads for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday night.The rocket is set to blast-off at 7:13 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The Air Force Space Command mission, AFSPC-11, features two spacecraft. The primary payload is the Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM, or CBAS, a geostationary communications satellite.The satellite will lend communications support to the Air Force, relaying messages between leaders back at base and commanders in combat."The mission of CBAS is to augment existing military satellite communications capabilities and broadcast military data continuously through space-based, satellite communications relay links," the U.S. Air F...
Virgin Galactic completes first rocket-powered Unity space craft launch

Virgin Galactic completes first rocket-powered Unity space craft launch

Science
April 5 (UPI) -- Virgin Galactic successfully launched and landed its Unity spacecraft by rocket power, completing its first powered flight in almost four years.Richard Branson's space company shared a photo of the SpaceShipTwo model spacecraft as it blasted into the air above the Mojave Air and Space Port before going supersonic and landing safely."VSS Unity completed her first supersonic, rocket-powered flight this morning in Mojave, California. Another great test flight, another step closer to being," Virgin Galactic wrote on Twitter.Unity took off at about 8:02 a.m. as it was propelled to an altitude of 46,500 feet by the WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, VMS Eve.Eve then released Unity from under its wing and the SpaceShipTwo's pilots Mark Stucky and Dave Mackay brought the spacecraft'...
Watch live: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 for the 50th time

Watch live: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 for the 50th time

Science
March 5 (UPI) -- Just seven years and nine months after its first launch, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is blasting off for the 50th time.The launch is scheduled for 12:33 a.m. ET on Monday night-Tuesday morning. Falcon 9 will carry a Hispasat 30W-6 spacecraft into orbit. The satellite will provide high-def TV broadcasts in Spanish and Portuguese to viewers in the Americas, Europe and North Africa."This satellite is very significant for us," Antonio Abad, chief technology officer at Hispasat, told Florida Today. "It is the culmination of the current growth phase of the companFor Madrid-based Hispasat and its Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar, Latin America is the largest market.The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite was designed and constructed by California-based Space Systems/Loral.The late-night launch wi...
Millenium tapped for certification of Vulcan space launch systems

Millenium tapped for certification of Vulcan space launch systems

Business
Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Millennium Engineering and Integration was awarded a contract for heavy payload launch vehicles and rockets.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 9.9 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order contract.The agreement taps Millennium Engineering and Integration of Arlington, Va., to provide certification support for the Vulcan launch systems and Next Generation Launcher launch systems.The Vulcan launch system and Next Generation Launcher launch systems are used to deploy carrier rockets into outer space with the goal of transporting security, science and commercial payloads.The Pentagon says the contract will provide systems engineering and integration services for the U.S. government in support of the Vulcan lau...
Magicbricks teams up with State Bank of India to launch Big Bang Home Carnival

Magicbricks teams up with State Bank of India to launch Big Bang Home Carnival

Finance
MUMBAI: The country's largest lender State Bank of India and the No.1 property site Magicbricks on Friday announced the launch of the Big Bang Home Carnival, a month-long online housing carnival. The housing festival will showcase nearly 16,000 units, across 22 Indian cities and will culminate on March 9. 62 developers have come on board to showcase 97 projects while SBI is offering a host of loan deals in SBI and RERA Approved Projects. "We are offering home loans at Zero processing Fee with an attractive interest rates and additional 20% loan for the young generation having age upto 45 years," said P.K. Gupta, MD (Retail & Digital Banking), SBI. "The customers can get home loans pre-approved even before they decide the property to be purchased. To improve customer home loan jou...