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russia grounds proton-m rocket for 3 months


moscow — deputy russian prime minister dmitry rogozin says that proton-m rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems.rogozin announced the delay on twitter on urday following a visit to the factory where the engines are manufactured.he says employees at the factory had been involved in faking documentation linked to the rocket and pledged that those responsible would be "harshly punished."he told journalists that: "it's lucky that it didn't end in an accident."the proton-m rockets, a workhorse of the russian space program, are used for deliveries to the international space stationrussian rockets have suffered several serious accidents in recent years. in may 2014, a proton-m rocket carrying an a nced ellite broke up shortly after launch.






russia grounds proton-m rocket for 3 1/2 months


moscow — russia's workhorse proton-m rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems, deputy prime minister dmitry rogozin said urday during a visit to the factory in the city of voronezh where the engines are manufactured.rogozin said some employees at the factory had been involved in faking documentation linked to the rocket and pledged that those responsible would be "harshly punished.""it's lucky that it didn't end in an accident," he told journalists.the proton-m rocket, a stalwart of the russian space program, is used primarily for military and commercial ellite launches.the head of the voronezh factory resigned last week after russian officials said the crash of a progress cargo ship in december was the result of a malfunction by engines built a






russia grounds proton-m rocket for 3 1/2 months


moscow (ap) — russia’s workhorse proton-m rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems, deputy prime minister dmitry rogozin said urday during a visit to the factory in the city of voronezh where the engines are manufactured.rogozin said some employees at the factory had been involved in faking documentation linked to the rocket and pledged that those responsible would be “harshly punished.”“it’s lucky that it didn’t end in an accident,” he told journalists.the proton-m rocket, a stalwart of the russian space program, is used primarily for military and commercial ellite launches.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the head of the voronezh factory resigned last week after russian officials said the crash of a progress cargo ship






macos malware on the rise as apple silently patches a mysterious new threat call


image: istock/beebright apple recently patched macos security software xprotect so it can identify popular malware like xagent. the same update included a fix for several other types of malware, including one that was previously unknown: osx.proton.a. proton may be largely unknown to the public, but cybersecurity firm sixgill, which specializes in discovering malware that originates on the dark web, identified the threat in a now deleted blog post from early february. a pdf report version of the article is still live on their website, and a sixgill representative verified that it was deleted due to problems with the blog section of their website but will be reposted later on. the pdf is identical to the blog post.proton was discovered in "a post in one of the leading, closed russian cyberc






rocket internet fizzles as biggest investor halves stake


a collaboration that created some of europe’s largest e-commerce businesses moved closer to dissolution on thursday when swedish investment group kinnevik ab announced it had halved its holding in rocket internet se.the relationship between rocket, one of germany’s most prominent internet companies, and kinnevik, once its top external investor, has continued to fray over recent months as rocket struggled to prove its holdings could turn profitable. rocket has established and nurtured over 100 web startups since 2007, but...






proton therapy center files for bankruptcy


just three years after opening its doors, san diego’s only proton therapy center is seeking chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.the investment group that owns the $220 million state-of-the-art facility on summers ridge road filed wednesday under chapter 11 of the u.s. bankruptcy code, stating in court papers that the center “has not operated on a profitable or even a break-even basis.”the facility is known throughout the region as the scripps proton therapy center and is operated under contract by the scripps clinic medical group, which has no ownership stake in the mira mesa operation.at a hearing in delaware bankruptcy court scheduled for friday, owner california proton treatment center will ask a judge to approve a $16 million short-term loan to pay for continued operations while a restruc






proton therapy center files for bankruptcy


just three years after opening its doors, san diego’s only proton therapy center is seeking chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.the investment group that owns the $220 million state-of-the-art facility on summers ridge road filed wednesday under chapter 11 of the u.s. bankruptcy code, stating in court papers that the center “has not operated on a profitable or even a break-even basis.”the facility is known throughout the region as the scripps proton therapy center and is operated under contract by the scripps clinic medical group, which has no ownership stake in the mira mesa operation.at a hearing in delaware bankruptcy court scheduled for friday, owner california proton treatment center will ask a judge to approve a $16 million short-term loan to pay for continued operations while a restruc






small-satellite rocket nears 1st test launch from new zealand


rocket lab, a private company aiming to become a leading launch provider for small satellites, delivered its first test rocket to the company's private launch facility this week. the organization plans to make its first launch in the coming months.






rocket builder - moon landing download


download download the game requires a powerful device, 512 mb of ram, quad core 1 ghz cpu. use various parts to assemble your dream rocket and send it on a mission towards the moon. setup stages to maintain fuel capacity thorough the journey. with the help of instruments navigate your rocket from earth to the moon. the universe is huge and your task will be to locate the planet first. but beware. it might be more difficult than it looks. can you build the ultimate rocket? build a rocket ship and launch it into space. the game features outstanding visuals and semi-realistic physics behavior.






heavy-lift ariane 5 rocket launches 2 telecom satellites


washington — european launch provider arianespace completed the first of seven planned launches of its heavy-lift ariane 5 rocket this year, delivering two telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit. the rocket lifted off from the european spaceport in kourou, french guiana, on tuesday (feb. 14) at 4:39 p.m. est (2139 gmt) with the sky brasil-1/intelsat 32e and telkom-3s telecommunications satellites. sky brasil-1/intelsat-32e, built by airbus defence and space in toulouse, france, is a 13,200-lb. (6,000 kilograms) ku-band satellite with broadcast capacity for directv latin america and high-throughput capacity for intelsat-supported mobility network services. the intelsat payload overlays capacity with that of intelsat 29e over the caribbean and north atlantic.  telko






spacex's falcon 9: rocket for the dragon


the falcon 9 rocket is the vehicle that brings space exploration technologies (spacex)'s dragon spacecraft into space. spacex regularly uses the falcon 9 to bring its dragon spacecraft to the international space station. dragon made the first private spacecraft visit ever there in october 2012.spacex views falcon 9 as a stepping-stone to an even heavier-lift rocket, called the falcon heavy. still under development and expected for a test launch in 2017, this rocket is expected to send up to 117,000 lbs. (53,000 kilograms) of cargo into space. this is about twice the weight the space shuttle used to be able to bring into space. starting in 2013, spacex made some flights of the falcon 9 using a first stage that it says could be reusable, providing it lands in the right way. the company has a






electron rocket arrives launch pad in new zealand | video


the rocket labs produced vehicle is designed to carry smaller payloads (330 to 500 lbs) into orbit. it is being prepped for test launches.






spacex trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad


spacex is taking another shot at launching a rocket from nasa's historic moon pad.as dawn broke sunday over florida's kennedy space center, the unmanned falcon rocket stood at launch complex 39a, poised to deliver supplies to the international space station. liftoff is scheduled for 9:39 a.m.this is the same pad where astronauts flew to the moon nearly a half-century ago, and hasn't been used since the shuttle program ended in 2011. spacex is leasing it from nasa and hopes to begin launching astronauts from there next year.saturday's launch attempt was foiled by last-minute rocket concerns. spacex chief elon musk personally called it off. he says he didn't want to risk anything going wrong.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion last september.






blue origin prepares to build its florida rocket launch complex


jeff bezos' private space company is eyeing 2020 to begin flights of the orbital new glenn rocket.






blue origin’s big 'new glenn' rocket unveiled with new animation


by steve spaleta | march 7, 2017 10:34am et the new rocket from the private spaceflight company will have the ability to launch geostationary satellites and has a reusable first stage. blue origin has set a goal of 2020 for its first launch. blue origin announces big 'new glenn' rocket for satellite & crew launches credit : blue origin






spacex trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad


cape canaveral, fla. — spacex is taking another shot at launching a rocket from nasa's historic moon pad.as dawn broke sunday over florida's kennedy space center, the unmanned falcon rocket stood at launch complex 39a, poised to deliver supplies to the international space station. liftoff is scheduled for 9:39 a.m.this is the same pad where astronauts flew to the moon nearly a half-century ago, and hasn't been used since the shuttle program ended in 2011. spacex is leasing it from nasa and hopes to begin launching astronauts from there next year.saturday's launch attempt was foiled by last-minute rocket concerns. spacex chief elon musk personally called it off. he says he didn't want to risk anything going wrong.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion last septe






rocket league player nails the crossbar for huge upset


gif though played with rocket-powered cars, rocket league is still soccer at its core, and a shot right at the crossbar can still beat the goalie out for a huge goal.advertisementalexandre “mout” moutarde, a sub for the leftovers, played with two others in the rocket royale today under the guise northern tactics. the three got put against last season’s rocket league championship series runner-up mock-it esports, and proceeded to put up some impressive goals against the silver medalists. northern tactics would go on to defeat mock-it 3-1 in the overall series, knocking them out of the tournament and advancing to the european grand finals to play northern gaming. it was a tense match, but northern gaming emerged 4-2 victorious over tactics, winning the european grand finals. the royale is an






blastoff! us spy satellite launches atop atlas v rocket | video


the united launch alliance rocket launched the u.s. national reconnaissance office’s nrol-79 mission from vandenberg air force base in california on march 1, 2017.






russian athletes fight back against doping, state control


moscow — a group of russian track and field athletes want to beat dopers with science and show that their country can win clean.formed in the shadow of russia's doping scandals, the rocket science project is hoping to encourage whistleblowers and create an independent training camp with a strict no-drugs policy.the group says ignorance and greed have driven russian athletes to use drugs for years as a short cut to success, justifying it with the belief everyone else does it too."it's stupid to deny that we have big problems with doping in our country. as a consequence of that, sports technology, science and knowledge are probably 20 years behind the modern world level," says evgeny pishchalov, the slightly built distance runner-turned-coach who leads the project. "if our system doesn't res






launch of spacex falcon rocket aborted seconds before liftoff


spacex called off the planned launch of a falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad in florida seconds before liftoff on saturday to investigate a potential problem with the steering system in the upper stage of the booster.the flight, the first for the company from a launchpad at the kennedy space center once used for nasa’s space shuttle program, was rescheduled for 9:38 a.m. local time (1438 gmt) on sunday. the rocket will carry a cargo ship bound for the international space station.the problem concerned an issue with the steering system of the rocket’s upper stage, spacex said.“standing down to investigate,” elon musk, founder and chief executive of space exploration technologies corp, wrote on twitter.spacex has not flown from florida in six months. flights were suspended after a rock






india to launch a record 104 satellites on one rocket tonight


an indian rocket will shatter a satellite-launching record tonight (feb. 14) if everything goes according to plan.






rocket internet fizzles as biggest investor halves stake


a collaboration that created some of europe’s largest e-commerce businesses moved closer to dissolution when swedish investment group kinnevik announced it had halved its holding in rocket internet.






spacex rocket launch (& landing) lights up leaden sky in these amazing views


a brilliant orange flame cast against a sky of thick, gray clouds is captured in glorious new images of the launch of a spacex falcon 9 rocket on feb. 19.






rocket league player nails the crossbar for huge upset


gif though played with rocket-powered cars, rocket league is still soccer at its core, and a shot right at the crossbar can still beat the goalie out for a huge goal.advertisementalexandre “mout” moutarde, a sub for the leftovers, played with two others in the rocket royale today under the guise northern tactics. the three got put against last season’s rocket league championship series runner-up mock-it esports, which has replaced its roster since the end of season two. between moutarde and his teammates, former mock-it players kyle “scrub killa” robertson and philip “paschy90" paschmeyer, the three proceeded to put up some impressive goals against the former silver medalist banner.northern tactics would go on to defeat mock-it 3-1 in the overall series, knocking them out of the tournament






india's record-breaking rocket blasts off


india has successfully launched a rocket carrying 104 small satellites.the previous record was 37, held by a russian rocket launched in 2014.india launches record 104 satellites in single mission






spacex launches rocket from nasa's historic moon pad


nasa's historic moonshot pad is back in business.a spacex falcon rocket blasted off sunday morning from kennedy space center's launch complex 39a. it's carrying a load of supplies for the international space station.astronauts flew to the moon from this very spot nearly a half-century ago. the pad was last used for nasa's final shuttle mission nearly six years ago.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion last summer. as an extra treat for spectators, spacex aims to land the booster rocket back at cape canaveral following liftoff. that recycling feat has been accomplished only twice before.spacex is leasing the pad from nasa for 20 years. the company hopes to launch u.s. astronauts from there next year.a launch attempt on saturday was scuttled.






spacex go for launching rocket from nasa's historic moon pad


cape canaveral, fla. — spacex is all set to launch a rocket from nasa's historic moon pad.as the sun rose saturday over kennedy space center in florida, the unmanned falcon rocket stood at launch complex 39a, ready to soar. liftoff is scheduled for 10:01 a.m.spacex is sending up a load of space station supplies from the exact spot where americans flew to the moon almost a half-century ago. the pad was last used in 2011 for nasa's final space shuttle flight.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion sept. 1. the accident during prelaunch testing heavily damaged that pad. spacex turned to launch complex 39a — which it leases from nasa — to resume flights. the company hopes to launch astronauts from 39a next year.






blastoff! esa's sentinel-2b satellite launches atop vega rocket | video


a vega rocket launched the satellite from europe’s spaceport near kourou in french guiana. the new satellite will give the european space agency unprecedented views of earth.






blue origin’s big 'new glenn' rocket unveiled with new animation


the new rocket from the private spaceflight company will have the ability to launch geostationary satellites and has a reusable first stage. blue origin has set a goal of 2020 for its first launch.






'rocket league' toy cars guaranteeed to get fans revved up


why it matters to you fans of rocket league, one of the most successful indie games in recent years, are sure to get revved up about the upcoming replica toy line.rocket league, the popular game about playing soccer using virtual rocket-powered cars, is getting its own line of real-life toy cars, developer psyonix said thursday.unfortunately, the toys themselves, dubbed “original minis,” are not rocket-powered, but instead use super-a nced “pull-back” technology to zoom forward in a straight line when you drag them back along a flat surface. the initial batch will arrive in spring of this year and include 12 different cars, with more products coming at a later date, the company’s press release said.more: someone built a rocket league pitch in halo 5all the rocket league original minis wil






india launches record-breaking 104 satellites on single rocket


the indian space research organisation (isro) achieved a major milestone last night (feb. 14) with a successful record-setting launch of 104 satellites on a single rocket.






electron rocket arrives launch pad in new zealand


by steve spaleta | february 16, 2017 09:35am et the rocket labs produced vehicle is designed to carry smaller payloads (330 to 500 lbs) into orbit. it is being prepped for test launches. credit : rocket labs






last-second launch delay for spacex at historic moon pad


cape canaveral, fla. — last-minute rocket trouble forced spacex on saturday to delay its inaugural launch from nasa's historic moon pad.spacex halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. the problem with the second-stage thrust control actually cropped up several minutes earlier. with just a single second to get the falcon rocket airborne, flight controllers could not resolve the issue in time.the next launch attempt — provided everything can be fixed quickly — would be sunday morning.the unmanned falcon rocket remains at kennedy space center's launch complex 39a, waiting to soar on a space station delivery mission. it's the same pad where americans flew to the moon almost a half-century ago.thousands of guests had jammed the space center to witness the comeback of 39a, last used






india puts record 104 satellites into orbit, in one go | india news


india has successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency, officials announced.scientists gathered for the launch in the southern spaceport of sriharikota burst into applause as the head of india's space research organisation (isro) announced all the satellites had been ejected."my hearty congratulations to the isro team for this success," isro director kiran kumar told scientists who had gathered at the observatory to watch the progress of the polar satellite launch vehicle (pslv).indian prime minister narendra modi immediately congratulated the scientists for the successful launch which smashes a record previously held by russia.the rocket took off at 9:28am (03:58 gmt) and cruised at a speed






india puts record 104 satellites into orbit, in one go | india news


india has successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on wednesday, in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency, officials announced.scientists gathered for the launch in the southern spaceport of sriharikota burst into applause as the head of india's space research organisation (isro) announced all the satellites had been ejected."my hearty congratulations to the isro team for this success," isro director kiran kumar told scientists who had gathered at the observatory to watch the progress of the polar satellite launch vehicle (pslv).indian prime minister narendra modi immediately congratulated the scientists for the successful launch which smashes a record previously held by russia.the rocket took off at 9:28am (03:58 gmt) and cruised at a spee






wow! rainbow streaks over massive rocket engine test (video)


a rainbow graced nasa's first engine test of 2017 for its powerful space launch system (sls) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts outside of earth orbit in the coming decade.






blastoff! us spy satellite launches atop atlas v rocket


by steve spaleta | march 1, 2017 12:45pm et the united launch alliance rocket launched the u.s. national reconnaissance office’s nrol-79 mission from vandenberg air force base in california on march 1, 2017. [full story] credit : ula






space calendar 2017 - rocket launches & night sky events


happy new year from the international space station! although the orbiting lab operates on universal time, expedition 50 crewmembers celebrated the new year at midnight in three different time zones, each corresponding to their homes in the united states, russia and france.credit: esa/nasa






spacex says it will fly 2 people to moon next year


elon musk's falcon 9 rocket is grounded, after blowing up for a second time. the maiden flight of its more powerful falcon heavy has been delayed again and again.but musk, never one to shy away from grand pronouncements, introduced spacex's conceptual plans here tuesday for a rocket and spacecraft...






spacex launches rocket from nasa's historic moon pad


cape canaveral, fla. — nasa's historic moonshot pad is back in business.a spacex falcon rocket blasted off sunday morning from kennedy space center's launch complex 39a. it was visible for just seconds before ducking into clouds on its way to the international space station, with a load of supplies.astronauts flew to the moon from this very spot nearly a half-century ago. the pad was last used for nasa's final shuttle mission nearly six years ago.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion last summer. as an extra special treat, spacex landed the booster rocket back at cape canaveral following liftoff, for only the third time. cheers erupted inside spacex mission control. a minute or two later, the spacex dragon supply ship successfully reached orbit, generating mor






united launch alliance successfully launches an atlas v with u.s. recon satellit


united launch alliance launched an atlas v rocket wednesday, successfully kicking things off at the planned launch time of 12:49 pm et. the launch put a satellite into space – but the satellite’s specific details and mission are secret, since it’s a classified piece of hardware run by the national reconnaissance office.you can re-watch the launch above. ula declared mission success at around 4 minutes time, when the payload separated from the rocket without incident. the ula’s launch today is its 70th with this rocket since it began using the atlas v approximately 15 years ago.






spacex launches 1st private rocket from historic nasa pad — then sticks a landin


spacex's falcon 9 rocket blasted the robotic dragon cargo capsule toward the international space station today (feb. 19) from launch complex 39a — the same pad that once hosted apollo moon mission and space shuttle launches.