On September 23, 2009 India successfully launched a booster rocket to orbit the country's 16th remote sensing satellite and six European nano satellites. The launch was performed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) was launched at 11:50 local time (06:20 UTC) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the island of Sriharikota. It is the vehicle's 16th launch since September 1993. The Oceansat-2 is to be orbited 720 km above the Earth. The 960 kg satellite is designed to help identify potential fishing zones, and measure atmospheric temperature and humidity. Of the 15 remote sensing satellites India has so far launched, nine are still in operation, including the Oceansat-1, which was put into orbit in 1999.
On September 21 the Russian “Progress M-67” unmanned supply spacecraft successfully undocked from the International Space Station.
Progress M-67, the last Russian cargo spacecraft with an analogue control system, arrived at the orbital station on July 29, bringing 2.5 tons of supplies to the ISS, including fuel, water and various equipment.
A rocket experiment that may shed light on the highest clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere was conducted from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on September 19, 2009. The experiment was launched on a NASA Black Brant XII Sounding Rocket.
On September 18, 2009 the Demonstration Flight H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) was successfully berthed at the International Space Station (ISS) at 10:49 a.m. Japan Standard Time, JST (on September 17 at 22:49 UTC). The HTV started its final approach to the ISS, and was captured by the ISS robotic arm at 4:51 a.m. on September 18 (JST). Then at 10:49 a.m. on September 18 (JST,) the HTV was berthed at the ISS after being maneuvered by the ISS robotic arm (Canadarm). The Canadarm was controlled by Canadian astronaut ... Read more »
On September 17, 2009 the Canadian Nimiq 5 commercial communications satellite was shot into space from the Russian Baykonur Cosmodrome at to serve customers across the United States who subscribe to the DISH Network.
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On September 17, 2009 the Russian “Soyuz – 2.1b” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The “Meteor-M” meteorological satellite and five mini-satellites were delivered to orbit. Meteor-M weighs about 2,700 kilograms (6,000 lbs) and has a service life of five years.
On September 12, 2009 space shuttle Discovery (STS-128) and its seven-member crew landed at 00:53 UTC (8:53 p.m. EDT Sept. 11) at Edwards Air Force Base in California, capping off a 14-day mission to deliver supplies and research facilities to the International Space Station and its six-person crew.
Mission managers called off Friday afternoon’s landing opportunities at
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On September 10, 2009 he Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle Test Flight (H-IIB TF1) at 17:01 UTC (02:01 a.m. on September 11, 2009 Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at about 15 minutes after liftoff, the separation of the HTV Demonstration Flight was confirmed. The HTV will gradually approach the International Space Station (ISS) and berth at the ISS on September 18 (Friday, JST.)
On September 08, 2009 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, on behalf of the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, successfully launched the PAN satellite at (). The launch was performed from Space Launch Complex- 41 as a commercial
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