When the Dragon spacecraft from 2012’s SpaceX 4 mission successfully berthed with the ISS‘s Harmony module, the cargo capsule’s place in space-faring history was cemented, marking the first time a privately owned spacecraft berthed with the space station, vindicating long-held hopes that the commercial space industry could develop the ability to conduct complex operations in Earth’s orbit. Now the SpaceX/CRS-11 […]
By Kendra Chamberlain France’s Arianespace will launch its second mission of year on February 14, at the Guiana Space Center (GSC) located in French Guiana. Arianespace will use its expendable Ariane 5 rocket to launch two commercial telecom satellites into orbit from the spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone.
–Marking historic Kennedy Space Center re-open to the rocket business SpaceX will launch an International Space Station (ISS) cargo resupply mission from the historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Station in Florida, on February 14. The fallback date for the launch is Feb 15.
By Kendra Chamberlain Live Webcast of the launch, hosted by ULA: United Launch Alliance (ULA) will conduct its first rocket launch of 2017 tonight at Cape Canaveral Air Force station in Florida. The flight window opens at 7:46 pm ET (0046 GMT). UPDATE: ULA successfully launched the Atlas V, and delivered the SBIRS GEO 3 […]
By Kendra Chamberlain The latest satellite addition to the US Air Force’s space based Infrared system (SBIRS) will launch this week from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The $1.2 billion geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) satellite, made by Lockheed Martin, is the third installment to the Air Force’s surveillance system that’s […]