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Sea Launch Announces Findings Behind Most Recent Failure

Photo Credit: Sea Launch

Commercial space firm Sea Launch has announced the company’s findings into the Feb. 1, 2013, failure of Sea Launch’s Zenit 3SL rocket. According to Sea Launch, the rocket and its payload were lost due to a faulty hydraulic pump.

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What Do Mir's Solar Arrays Predict for ISS Arrays? Part 2: The Mir Cooperative Solar Array

Space Station Mir seen from the aft. The MCSA is titled in the image. Image Credit: NASA

The Mir Solar Array Return Experiment was not the only U.S. effort to test technology for the then-upcoming International Space Station; the U.S. also contributed to a new solar array to feed the ever power-hungry Mir.

The [...]