Jul 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)
Aug 4 - 5

32nd Small Satellite Conference

Logan, UT – Organized and hosted by Utah State University
Sep 12

Delta II [Final Delta II launch]

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
Oct 30

3U CubeSat integrated with Prox 1 (launched on Falcon Heavy / STP-2 mission)

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (earliest launch date)


Satellite Refueling Demo Completed On ISS

2013 Jan 26

Here's a good summary of the third of several planned phases of NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) demonstrations onboard the International Space Station, as reported by Pete Harding at

This phase completed a major milestone of showing that robotics-based satellite refueling can be done on a satellite not designed for such operations.

See the 2012 March 16 Ecliptic news release for context on Ecliptic's role in this ambitious effort.


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