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September 25, 2016
DRAGON SPACE
Batch production of Long March 5 underway
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2016
Batch production of Long March 5 has begun, said Meng Fanxin, manager of the industrialized base for the carrier rocket in Tianjin. Known as the Long March 5, China's most powerful heavy-lift launch vehicle is expected to make its first test flight from Hainan's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in November. In the meantime, its manufacturing base in the northern port city of Tianjin is producing the second one. "Right now, we possess the ability to batch produce rockets with diameter o ... read more

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SPACE MEDICINE

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SPACE TRAVEL

Feeding a Mars mission: the challenges of growing plants in space
Plants will play a critical role in the survival of human beings on long-duration space missions, such as a mission to Mars. However, as a paper published in Botany Letters shows, many challenges ne ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Astronauts given comfort upgrade
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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SPACE TRAVEL

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LAUNCH PAD

Rocket agreement marks countdown to New Zealand's first space launch
The New Zealand government on Friday authorized the country's first-ever space launches, which are due to begin before the end of this year. The government had signed a contract with the U.S.- ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Tiangong 2 initial tests proceeding well
Several days after its launch, China's Tiangong 2 space laboratory seems to be working well. The uncrewed module has made engine burns and orbital changes, demonstrating its capabilities. Chin ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

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DRAGON SPACE

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SPACE MEDICINE

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AEROSPACE

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MICROSAT BLITZ

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DRAGON SPACE

China's space lab Tiangong-2 enters in-orbit test track
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RUSSIAN SPACE

TsENKI, Roscosmos seal contracts to modernize Baikonur

ROCKET SCIENCE

STRATCOM nominee vows to end US reliance on Russian RD-180 engines

AEROSPACE

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UAV NEWS

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AEROSPACE

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MILTECH

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MISSILE DEFENSE

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AEROSPACE

Indian ministers approve Rafale fighter jet deal

MILTECH

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AEROSPACE

Pilots eject as U-2 spy plane crashes in California

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Air Force orders more Paveway II bomb kits

Harris gets $54 million contract for aircraft countermeasures system

L-3 gets $166 million contract for T-45 trainer support

Cobham receives orders for F-35 microelectronics

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