Busy morning in Plesetsk – Russian military satellite launched

Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome military satellite at 09:42 GMT on 24 March 2016. It was second launch performed from Plesetsk this year. This military satellite should be considered as highly classified payload – Russian authorities kept it in secret until yesterday. Soyuz-2.1A rose over Plesetsk Cosmodrome with imaging satellite on […]

Bad luck after Amos-6 – Israeli military satellite with problems

It seems that after two weeks after disaster of Falcon-9 rocket with Israeli satellite Amos-6 on atop, another launch of Israeli spacecraft was conducted with troubles.  Mission of Ofek-11 was classified due the fact that spacecraft is high resolution imaging reconnaissance satellite based on Opsat-3000. Built by Israel Aerospace Industries for ministry of Defense of […]

Abort test of New Shepard already tomorrow !

Blue Origin officially confirmed, that they are planning to conduct abort test of their New Shepard launch vehicle tomorrow, at their test facility placed near Van Horn in Texas. This test flight will be fifth mission of Blue Origin since its first flight with soft landing performed on 23 November 2015 (first flight was performed in fact […]

New Tropical Cyclone Hola causes heavy rains in South Pacific Ocean

Heavy rain warnings have been triggered in Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean because of the newly formed Tropical Cyclone Hola. NASA obtained the rainfall data on the newly formed cycle using the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission core observatory satellite that flew above a forming tropical cyclone in the southern Pacific Ocean just east of Vanuatu. […]

New thermodynamics techniques could help better understand the birth of the universe

A new study by Sebastian Deffner at UMBC and Anthony Bartolotta at Caltech could pave way for better understanding of the birth of the universe and other cosmological phenomena. The stud involves development of new techniques for describing the thermodynamics of very small systems with very high energy–like the universe at the start of the Big Bang. […]