All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rocket’

Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Sinai Rocket

Israel’s “Iron Dome” air defense system shot down a rocket headed for the southern Israeli port of Eilat. The rocket was fired from the Sinai peninsula, and a Sinai-based jihadist group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility. Residents reported hearing two strong blasts after air raid sirens sounded. There were no reports of injuries or property damage. A similar attack …

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Wallops Island Launch Successful Today

The launch that was scheduled for January 8th was delayed due to the massive solar flare that occurred on Tuesday. However, it has now launched a day later in an effort to get supplies to the crew at the space station. Orbital Sciences Corp. said the launch is going just as planned. “It was another excellent launch of Antares, and …

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SpaceX Preps Test For May 7th Space Flight

On Monday April 30th, 2012, SpaceX will do a static launch test of their rocket propulsion system, called Falcon 9, in advance of their planned launch. The static launch, which is available for viewing here will start at 2:30pm EST with the actual static firing of the rocket boosters taking place at 3:00pm EST. The Firing, which will take place …

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