SpaceX launched NROL-108 on Saturday, December 19th 2020 review and photos

SpaceX launched their 26th mission for the year a record for the company at 9:00 AM EST or 14:00 UTC from LC-39A Cape Canaveral Florida with the NROL-108 mission a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office the Department of Defense. This is the very first time the NRO has used a previously flown rocket Read More

SpaceX was forced to scrub the launch attempt for NROL-108 on Thursday December 17th 2020

….due to a second stages sensor reading at T-1:53 in the countdown. The next launch attempt will be on Saturday December 19th with the same three hour launch window as today starting at 9:00 AM EDT or 14:00 UTC. The weather forecast is 70% favorable for launch. Earlier in the day SpaceX pushed back the Read More

SES’s O3b mPOWER high-performance networks set to bridge the digital divide in 2022

Enhanced regional connectivity with new satellite ground station in Dubbo, NSW Pivotel and SES today announced they have signed an agreement to build a new satellite ground station at the Pivotel teleport in Dubbo, New South Wales. The ground station will support O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation non-geostationary (NGSO) constellation and enable the delivery of enhanced Read More

SiriusXM’s New SXM-7 Satellite, Built by Maxar and Launched Aboard A SpaceX Falcon 9, Performing Properly After Launch

SiriusXM’s new 1300-class satellite will provide continuous and expanded delivery of its audio entertainment and information services across North America photo caption: This rendering shows what SiriusXM’s new SXM-7 satellite will look like when fully deployed on orbit. Credit: Maxar Technologies Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Read More

SpaceX successfully launched and deployed the SiriusXM SXM-7 satellite

On Sunday December 13th 2020 at 12:30 PM EST or 17:30 UTC SpaceX successfully launched and deployed the SiriusXM SXM-7 satellite just 31 minutes 39 seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral Florida. This marks the 30th launch (ULA & SpaceX) in 2020 from Cape Canaveral with one more to go before the end of the Read More

SpaceX srubs launch, is now targeting no earlier than Sunday, December 13 for launch of the SXM-7 mission

SpaceX scrubs launch attempt for SXM-7 mission at LC-40 near end of the window today at 1:20 PM EST after the rocket was fueled due to GSE ground support equipment issues and will try again to launch on Sunday 12-13-20 11:22 AM EST to 1:21 PM EST. The SpaceX Port Canaveral crew was busy raising Read More

ULA NROL-44 mission launch – Night turns into day!

ULA United Launch Alliance successfully launched the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office at 8:09 PM EST from launch complex 37 Cape Canaveral Florida on 12-10-2020. At the edge of space this Delta Heavy rocket jettisoned the tri sector aluminum fairing protecting the NRO listening spy satellite during ascent through the atmosphere and was Read More

ULA Delta IV Heavy launch carrying the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office

…targeted for Thursday, December 10, pending range availability. The launch time is 6:15 p.m. EST. photo previous launch from Scott Schilke spacenews.lu, space-news.es Today’s forecast shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. To view the mission overview and gallery, please click here. Launch Forecast Summary: Overall probability of violating weather constraints: Read More