LAUNCH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LAUNCH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Space station computer outage demands spacewalk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812127-68/station-space-computer-nasa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812127-68/station-space-computer-nasa.html.csp">Space station computer outage demands spacewalk</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCIA DUNN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Aerospace Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:30:02.475-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cape Canaveral, Fla. • NASA has ordered spacewalking repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station. A backup computer for some robotic systems failed Friday. The main computer is fine and the six-man crew is safe, but the malfunction puts next week’s supply run in jeopardy. Mission managers agreed Saturday that a spacewalk is needed to replace the bad computer. But officials want one more day before deciding whether the situation is safe enough in orbit to proceed with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578121272014-04-12T19:30:02.475-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T19:30:02.475-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812127@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:30:02 MDT Utah State Parks reservoir report http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/fishing/57785681-83/state-launch-ramp-open.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/fishing/57785681-83/state-launch-ramp-open.html.csp">Utah State Parks reservoir report</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T10:21:59.438-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reservoirs across the state are largely ice free, but many have low water. Boat with caution. Here's the weekly reservoir conditions report from Utah State Parks for the week of April 7. Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/41 degrees Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/41 degrees Bear Lake Rainbow Cove: Launch Ramp OPEN/41 degreesBear Lake Rendezvous Beach: Launch Ramp CLOSED/low water levelsDeer Creek State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/42 degrees East Canyon State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785681@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:21:59 MDT U.S. to remove 50 nuclear missiles from launch silos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57793792-68/missiles-force-silos-deployed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57793792-68/missiles-force-silos-deployed.html.csp">U.S. to remove 50 nuclear missiles from launch silos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:01:10.211-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would be the lowest deployed ICBM total since the early 1960s. The decisions come after a strong push by members of Congress from the states that host missile bases...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577937922014-04-08T22:01:10.211-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T22:01:10.211-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57793792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:01:10 MDT Air Force Fires 9 Officers Accused in Cheating Scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741074-68/force-cheating-officers-malmstrom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741074-68/force-cheating-officers-malmstrom.html.csp">Air Force Fires 9 Officers Accused in Cheating Scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HELENE COOPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T19:55:10.629-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington — The Air Force said Thursday that it had fired nine officers and accepted the resignation of the commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana as it continued to deal with a widespread cheating scandal among the men and women entrusted with the launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The commander, Col. Robert Stanley, who was directly responsible for the 100 or so officers implicated in the cheating scandal at Malmstrom, resigned Thursday, the Air Force said. The long-r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741074@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:55:10 MDT Seoul: Defiant NKorea fires 2 ballistic missiles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57730907-68/north-korea-korean-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57730907-68/north-korea-korean-south.html.csp">Seoul: Defiant NKorea fires 2 ballistic missiles</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUNG-YOON CHOI and FOSTER KLUG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T20:02:57.677-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 08:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to a meeting by the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States that focused on the North’s security threat. The launch of what are believed to be Rodong missiles would be a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and marks a big escalation from a series of shorter-range rocket launches the North has staged in recent weeks to protest ongoing an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57730907@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:02:57 MDT Cooks saved nuke missile crews from test failure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57686491-200/force-launch-minot-missile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57686491-200/force-launch-minot-missile.html.csp">Cooks saved nuke missile crews from test failure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Security Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T18:13:23.037-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Failings last spring by nuclear missile operators at an Air Force base in North Dakota were worse than first reported, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Airmen responsible for missile operations at Minot Air Force Base would have failed their portion of a major inspection in March 2013 but managed a “marginal” rating because their poor marks were blended with the better performance of support staff - like cooks and facilities managers - and they got a boost fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576864912014-03-15T18:13:23.037-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T18:13:23.037-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686491@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:13:23 MDT Air Force nuke crew failings are worse than reported http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679109-68/launch-force-missile-minot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679109-68/launch-force-missile-minot.html.csp">Air Force nuke crew failings are worse than reported</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:58:44.897-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Failings exposed last spring at a U.S. nuclear missile base, reflecting what one officer called “rot” in the ranks, were worse than originally reported, according to Air Force documents obtained by The Associated Press. Airmen responsible for missile operations at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., would have failed their portion of a major inspection in March 2013 but managed a “marginal” rating because their poor marks were blended with the better performance of support staff — like coo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576791092014-03-13T19:58:44.897-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T19:58:44.897-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57679109@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:58:44 MDT NASA astronauts tout the future of space exploration in Utah visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57593023-78/space-rocket-atk-launch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57593023-78/space-rocket-atk-launch.html.csp">NASA astronauts tout the future of space exploration in Utah visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T21:31:57.128-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is once again at the center of spaceflight for NASA. ATK, a Magna-based aerospace company, is creating the solid rocket boosters and the launch-abort system for the new Space Launch System, which is the replacement for the shuttle program and is scheduled to launch in December 2017. Alex Priskos, NASA boosters manager for the SLS, and astronaut Tony Antonelli have spent the past two days talking with Utah college and elementary school students and the community about the new spacecraft. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57593023@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:31:57 MDT Clark Planetarium’s new exhibit explores future of space travel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57593025-78/space-atk-launch-nasa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57593025-78/space-atk-launch-nasa.html.csp">Clark Planetarium’s new exhibit explores future of space travel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T22:35:33.98-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Humans may not yet be able to reach infinity and beyond, but the newest rockets are designed to get people to Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and even farther. A traveling exhibit from NASA opened Tuesday that highlights the agency’s new Space Launch System, which delivers more thrust and capacity than any previous space vehicle. The interactive exhibit will be open until March 3. “Our nation is forging ahead on its next bold step in the human exploration of deep space, and we’re proud to be telling that...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57593025@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:35:33 MDT