SpaceX successfully launches their 123 rocket with 60 Starlink satellites today

May 26th 2021 A gorgeous blue sky on time liftoff at 2:59 PM EDT or 18:59 UTC for SpaceX and their 28th V1.0 Starlink mission carrying another batch of 60 internet satellites which now makes 1,666 in the SpaceX constellation. First stage booster B-1063.2 made a perfect landing on the autonomous drone ship JRTI Just Read More

Today ULA launch carrying SBIRS GEO Flight 5 mission scrubbed

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 5 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has been scrubbed. During Centaur liquid oxygen (LOX) chilldown operations, the team identified an anomalous system response that could not be resolved within the launch window. Launch is Read More

United Launch Alliance to Launch SBIRS GEO Flight 5 Mission in Support of National Security

ULA continues to launch critical capabilities for the U.S. Space Force A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO) Flight 5 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The launch is on track for Read More

A New Milestone for SpaceX With First Tenth Flight & Landing Of A First Stage Falcon 9 Booster!

In the early morning darkness on May 9th 2021 at 2:42 AM EDT or 6:42 UTC SpaceX and Elon Musk achieved a new corporate milestone in re-useability with the tenth flight and landing of first stage booster B-1051.10 which is now the fleet leader during the Starlink 27 mission from SLC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida. With Read More

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-82 Mission to Support National Security

Delta IV Heavy heavy-lift performance optimized mission A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle carrying the NROL-82 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 on April 26 at 1:47 p.m. PDT. To date ULA has launched 143 times with 100 percent mission success. photo ULA “The Read More

SpaceX and Nasa launch four more Astronauts with a previously flow flight proven capsule and first stage booster!

With the sun beginning to rise from the Atlantic Ocean horizon a very long Jellyfish Phenomenon occured downrange with the addition of the first stage booster B-1061.2 pulsating thrusters plume while orientating itself for reentry and landing on OCISLY. The first stage booster did successfully land on the SpaceX drone ship. A truly stunning, amazing Read More