NASA and SpaceX delays launch of Crew 2 mission to Friday 4/23/21 due to weather concerns!

NASA & SpaceX delays launch attempt of Crew 2 to Friday at 5:49 AM EDT or 9:49 UTC April 23rd 2021 from launch complex 39A at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, due to unfavorable weather conditions along the flight path for Thursday. Docking with the ISS is now planned for 5:10 AM EDT Saturday Read More

SpaceX Launches Starlink 23 Lands Booster on OCISLY & deploys 60 Satellites

On a clear blue sky at 12:43 PM EDT or 16:34 UTC SpaceX successfully launched and landed first stage booster B-1058.7 (it's seventh flight) on their autonomous drone ship OCISLY 633 kilometers down range in the Atlantic Ocean and deployed 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit. All in all it was a perfect launch and Read More

United Launch Alliance Delta II Rocket Honored at Grand Opening Ceremony

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket took its place today among iconic giants in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The public exhibit will preserve the lasting legacy of the rocket that fostered the Global Positioning System (GPS) and enabled the exploration of Mars. “While IceSat-2 marked its final mission Read More

ESA: New podcast episode: Columbus’ launch to orbit

The latest episode of ESA Explores podcast series ‘Time and Space’ series is out now, with a focus on the launch of Europe’s Columbus laboratory. Columbus is ESA’s science and research laboratory on the International Space Station. It is ESA’s largest single contribution to the orbital outpost and was also the first permanent European research Read More

United Launch Alliance STP-3 Mission Update

The launch of a United Launch Atlas V 551 rocket carrying the STP-3 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has been delayed to enable the customer to evaluate the launch readiness of the STP Satellite-6 spacecraft. ULA’s next launch is Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), aboard an Read More

SpaceX Transporter 1 launch scrubbed

SpaceX announced at 9:37 AM EST today 1-23-21 that the Transporter 1 launch attempt was scrubbed due to unfavorable weather conditions. The countdown clock continued to T-30 seconds so that ground teams could acquire more data collection. Just as the SpaceX announcement came out regarding the scrubbed launch attempt there was a brief partial clearing Read More

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

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