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  • Advanced weather satellite set to launch from Vandenberg

    October 27, 2011 9:35 PM

    A Delta two rocket is set to blast off early tomorrow morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket is scheduled to launch at 2:48 A.M. It will carry NASA's most advanced weather satellite as well as some student projects involving Cal Poly students. The satellite, called NPP, will take... more »
  • Vandenberg delays launch of Aquarius satellite

    June 9, 2011 12:22 AM

    Vandenberg's latest launch has been delayed until Friday. The Aquarius satellite was set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base tomorrow morning at 7:20. It has been delayed until Friday concerns about steering the rocket through high winds in the upper atmosphere. The satellite will be NASA's first attempt to... more »
  • $424 million satellite mission deemed a failure

    March 4, 2011 7:45 PM

    A NASA satellite is now driving in the South Pacific Ocean after a morning launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base goes wrong. The Taurus XL rocket blasted off okay from Vandenberg AFB Friday morning, but the satellite it was supposed to put into orbit never made it there. ... more »
  • NASA 'devastated' by failed satellite launch from Vandenberg

    March 4, 2011 6:58 PM

    NASA has begun the process of creating a Mishap Investigation Board to figure out what went wrong with Friday morning's launch of an environmental satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Crews who had worked on the Glory satellite mission say they're upset the mission was a failure. "The launch... more »
  • NASA scrubs Friday morning launch window for Taurus XL rocket

    February 24, 2011 12:58 PM

    The launch of a Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base has been postponed another time. This is the fourth rescheduling of the blast off of the Taurus rocket. Launch windows had been planned for early Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings of this week. All of those launch... more »
  • Cal Poly project will be onboard Taurus rocket at Vandenberg

    February 21, 2011 10:52 PM

    Cal Poly students are playing a role in a Wednesday morning rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Taurus XL rocket is expected to lift off from Vandenberg shortly after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. In addition to a student project, it will carry NASA's glory satellite into orbit. Scientists will... more »
  • Cal Poly project ready for launch at Vandenberg

    February 21, 2011 1:51 PM

    Engineering students at Cal Poly are anxious to see their projects launch into orbit this Wednesday morning from Vandenberg. The Taurus XL rocket will be carrying NASA's Glory satellite along with the Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployer (PPOD), developed by students at Cal Poly in conjunction with Stanford University. ... more »
  • NASA to repair deep space antenna in California

    March 8, 2010 1:24 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The deep space antenna that relayed Neil Armstrong's famous "one giant leap for mankind" declaration from the moon to a rapt American audience will be offline for eight months for repair. Work will begin this week to replace a steel donut-shaped bearing on the aging... more »
  • Chile earthquake may have shortened Earth's day

    March 2, 2010 11:45 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Earth's days may have gotten a little bit shorter since the earthquake in Chile. But don't feel bad if you haven't noticed. A NASA scientist says the difference would be only about one-millionth of a second. Richard Gross and his colleagues at the Jet Propulsion... more »
  • Space shuttle Endeavour cleared for Sunday launch

    February 5, 2010 1:12 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA has cleared space shuttle Endeavour for liftoff Sunday. Mission managers gave the go-ahead Friday, as forecasters offered up an improved forecast. The chance of good launch weather is now 80 percent. Shuttle managers acknowledged that many at NASA are still in shock over this... more »
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis aims for morning landing

    November 27, 2009 7:18 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Atlantis looks to be headed for an on-time landing. It was chilly but clear at NASA's touchdown site in Florida early Friday. Mission Control told the seven astronauts that no one could remember such clear landing conditions. The temperature was in... more »

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