Successful Launch

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Successful Lauch. I think we are off to the races..:-)

SpaceX Launches First Commercial Supply Spacecraft

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Successful Launch

Yup, but let's not forget that a difficult part of the mission is still ahead: docking with ISS. Fingers crossed!

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The NuSTAR X-ray space

The NuSTAR X-ray space telescope has been successfully launched from a L011 aircraft carrying a Pegasus rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corporation. It will explore the high energy X-ray spectrum, that is a part of the X-ray spectrum not covered by the Chandra X-ray telescope. The control station in Kenya is provided by the Italian Space Agency, while the scientific mission is managed by the University of California at Berkeley..
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The NuSTAR is fully extended

The NuSTAR is fully extended and should start calibration runs in a few days.
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RE: The NuSTAR is fully

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The NuSTAR is fully extended and should start calibration runs in a few days.
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NuStar now has had its "First Light", all seems to be well:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/nustar/news/nustar20120628.html

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It seems a very good project,

It seems a very good project, with limited cost and commercial participants and a strong international cooperation, including Italy. The San Marco platform facing Malindi saw the beginning of X-ray astronomy with the launch of a Scout rocket bearing the Uhuru satellite. The scientific leader was Riccardo Giacconi.
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