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  • Watch Live! China to launch Shenzou 13 crew to new space station

    10/15/2021 7:27:00 AM PDT · by Islasorna · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/15/2021 | VideoFromSpace
  • James Webb’s Upper Stage is off to the Launch Site

    08/21/2021 7:54:43 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 8/20/2021 | Matt Williams
    Posted on August 20, 2021August 20, 2021 by Matt WilliamsJames Webb’s Upper Stage is off to the Launch SiteIn November (or early December) of this year, after many excruciating delays, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will finally launch to space. As the most advanced and complex observatory ever deployed, the James Webb will use its advanced suite of instruments to observe stars, exoplanets, and galaxies in the near and mid-infrared spectrum. In the process, it will address some of the most enduring mysteries about the nature of the Universe.When the time comes, the James Webb will fly aboard an...
  • NASA Wallops rocket launch [1756 EST Tuesday August 9] may be seen from N.J., other eastern states

    08/09/2021 7:12:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | Aug 08, 2021 | Len Melisurgo
    Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket is scheduled to lift off at 5:56 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Aug. 10, as part of the company’s 16th mission to deliver supplies, equipment and NASA science investigations to the International Space Station, NASA announced. As long as skies are clear, the launch may be visible to people across the Mid-Atlantic region and possibly other parts of the eastern United States... Live coverage of the mission countdown is scheduled to begin at about 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Wallops IBM video site. Launch coverage on NASA TV is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  • China launches first crew to live on new space station

    06/16/2021 10:42:33 PM PDT · by Shadylake · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/7/20211` | SAM McNEIL
    JIUQUAN, China (AP) — Under bright-blue morning skies, China launched its first crewed space mission in five years Thursday, sending three science-minded military pilots rocketing to a new orbiting station they're expected to reach around midafternoon.
  • Watch an Atlas V rocket launch US Space Force missile-warning satellite today

    05/17/2021 7:52:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | Amy Thompson
    Liftoff is at 1:35 p.m. EDT (1735 GMT) Designated Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 5 (SBIRS Geo-5), the mission marks ULA's first launch so far this year. However, the company has a busy summer planned, including the launch of Boeing's Starliner crew capsule to the International Space Station. That mission, called OFT-2, will be the spacecraft's second uncrewed orbital flight test. The first, which occurred in Dec. 2019, failed to reach the space station due to a software issue. Following a successful second flight test, Boeing will launch its first crew of astronauts later this year. Weather...
  • Rocket Lab Electron booster launch fails to reach orbit, 2 satellites lost

    05/15/2021 7:35:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | May 15, 2021 | Tariq Malik
    A camera mounted on the Electron's upper stage showed stage separation 2 minutes and 35 seconds into the flight, followed by what appeared to be a brief ignition and a sharp sideways motion before shutting down. Rocket Lab confirmed a loss of telemetry from the rocket four minutes after liftoff. Saturday's launch failure follows a failed launch in July 2020, which the company traced to a single faulty electrical connection. Rocket Lab's first Electron launch in 2017 failed to reach orbit due to a telemetry issue. Aside from those flights, Rocket Lab has seen 18 successful launches. Rocket Lab launched...
  • NASA Wallops Rocket Launch Now Set For Tuesday Night

    05/11/2021 8:40:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    WBZ ^ | Zack Green
    The Sunday and Monday launches were postponed due to “upper level winds not being within the limits for a safe launch.” The original launch was planned for last Friday, but has been moved each night due to the weather. The goal of the mission is to study how energy and momentum is transported between regions of space that are connected magnetically. This study will help scientists better understand things like Auroras and how they are formed and their movement from place to place.
  • Starlink Mission (tonight - 10th use of this 1st stage)

    05/08/2021 11:59:16 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 42 replies
    SpaceX on You Tube ^ | 5/9/2021 | SpaceX
    SpaceX is targeting Sunday, May 9 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 2:42 a.m. EDT, or 6:42 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Monday, May 10 at 2:21 a.m. EDT, or 6:21 UTC. This will be the tenth flight of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission to the International Space Station, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, SXM-7, and six Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon...
  • Blue Origin New Shepard NS-15 Launch & Landing (REPLAY)

    04/15/2021 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aptil 14, 2021 | CosmoSapiens
    Blue Origin launched and landed New Shepard rocket on Wednesday, April 14 at 10:56 AM CDT (15:56 UTC) from Corn Ranch Spaceport, Texas. This was Blue Origin’s 15th uncrewed flight of its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard is designed to take people and payloads to suborbital space and back. It is expected to start sending space tourists this year. Ticket reservations are still on hold.
  • Question for 'ROCKETHEAD' FReepers regarding SpaceX's Starship SN8 and SN9 [VANITY]

    02/03/2021 12:23:28 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 36 replies ^ | February 02, 2021 | CivilWarBrewing
    One common factor of the last two test flights of SpaceX's SN8 and SN9 both resulting in crash landings is really bugging me..Unlike the Falcon boosters' successful return to Earth after going vertical LONG BEFORE LANDING, the 'pitch to vertical' maneuver of the Starship rockets seems to occur TOO LATE IN THE DESCENT and just mere seconds before landing.. WHY IS THIS?My main question is about the latent pitch to vertical before landing. Why does it wait so long to do this? Does it have to do with the tremendous weight involved that is different than the Falcon booster?
  • SpaceX Commercial Crew-1 Launch Live Sunday November 15 7:27PM EST

    11/15/2020 2:06:41 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 59 replies
    NASA SpaceX ^ | 15 November 2020 | NASA SpaceX
    NASA's SpaceX astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi arrived at KSC historic launchpad 39-A, and boarded the launch vehicle. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch may be viewed via link above, or streaming via SpaceX Launches, and via Roku NASA channel.
  • SpaceX set to launch first fully-crewed ISS mission Saturday

    11/10/2020 8:38:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 10 November 2020 | Rafi Letzter
    Elon Musk's company has launched two people into space to date: NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, who rode to the International Space Station May 30 aboard a Crew Dragon capsule mounted on a Falcon 9 rocket. That test flight, termed DEMO-2, marked the first-ever commercial crewed launch, and the first launch from American soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. But it was a test flight, with just two astronauts aboard, lasting just 64 days with most of that time in zero-gravity spent on the International Space Station (ISS). On Nov. 14, if all...
  • How to watch Northrop Grumman launch a space toilet to the ISS on Thursday

    09/30/2020 8:06:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | September 29, 2020 7:16AM PST | Georgina Torbet
    This Thursday, Northrop Grumman will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying not only supplies for the crew, but also new science experiments to be tested out in the microgravity environment. With a total of 8,000 pounds of cargo, the Cygnus will be launched on an Antares rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This will be Northrop Grumman’s 14th resupply mission to the ISS, and you can watch the launch and the arrival of the Cygnus at the ISS live. The launch and the spacecraft’s arrival at the ISS will both be shown on...
  • ULA to launch NROL-44 mission on Delta IV Heavy

    08/26/2020 3:51:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket will make its first launch in over 19 months Thursday, carrying out a clandestine mission to deploy a surveillance satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. Liftoff is expected between 02:12 and 06:16 Eastern Daylight Time (06:12-10:12 UTC), from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Thursday’s mission, designated NRO Launch 44 (NROL-44), marks the first Delta IV mission since the Medium+ variant of the rocket was retired in August 2019 and the first Delta IV Heavy since January 2019. Although ULA is phasing out the Delta IV in favour of its Vulcan...
  • Rocket Lab identifies faulty electrical connector as cause of launch failure

    08/01/2020 5:26:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    SpaceFlightNow ^ | 07/31/2020 | Stephen Clark
    A detached electrical connector on the second stage of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket caused a failure on a July 4 mission that destroyed seven small commercial satellites, but the company said Friday it is on track to resume launching before the end of August. Once the electrical system disconnected in flight, it cut power from the rocket’s battery to the electric turbopumps on the Electron’s second stage Rutherford engine. That caused the engine to switch off prematurely around five-and-a-half minutes after the rocket took off from Rocket Lab’s launch base in New Zealand. The early engine shutdown prevented the rocket...
  • Rocket Lab Electron launch fails

    07/04/2020 9:53:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Space News ^ | July 4, 2020 | by Jeff Foust —
    The Electron rocket lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 at Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, at 5:19 p.m. Eastern. The launch was originally scheduled for July 3 but pushed back two days because of poor weather in the forecast, only for the company to move up the launch to July 4 based on a reassessment of the weather. The initial phases of the launch appeared to go as planned, although the vehicle’s passage through “max-q,” or maximum dynamic pressure, appeared to be rougher than what was seen in previous launches. Onboard video taken shortly before first-stage separation showed material...
  • Days before landmark launch, NASA’s head of human spaceflight quits due to ‘mistake’

    05/19/2020 8:37:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2020 | Alan Boyle
    NASA’s top executive concentrating on human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, has resigned just a week before the scheduled start of a milestone space mission. Loverro became NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations last December, and was playing a leading role in NASA’s Artemis moon program as well as preparations for next week’s launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. That mission, set for liftoff on May 27 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is due to send NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the station for a stay that could last...
  • Air Force's Secret Space Plane Is About to Launch Again with Even More Payloads (May 16)

    05/07/2020 12:55:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Military via Yahoo ^ | 5/06/20 | Oriana Pawlyk
    The U.S. Air Force's experimental unmanned space plane is about to take off again, this time with a new attachment near its tail to hold more payloads. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett announced Wednesday that the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) will take off May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for its sixth mission, which will incorporate tasks for U.S. Space Force and NASA, among other agencies. "This important mission will host more experiments than any prior X-37B flight, including two NASA experiments," she told viewers during a conference hosted by the Space Foundation. One NASA experiment...
  • NASA lengthens SpaceX's first crewed mission to International Space Station (May 27 launch)

    05/02/2020 5:44:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/01/20 | Paul Brinkmann
    ORLANDO, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- The duration of SpaceX's first mission with astronauts on board -- planned to launch at May 27 from Florida -- has been extended from a few days to potentially weeks aboard the International Space Station, NASA said Friday. The mission was lengthened to ensure that the crew -- astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley -- can help maintain and operate the space station, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. "Among the work that will await their arrival is upgrading the space station's power system with new batteries due to arrive in May,"...
  • US believes Iran successfully launched satellite into orbit

    04/22/2020 5:12:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/4/20 | Elad Benari
    The United States has assessed that Iran successfully launched a military satellite into orbit for the first time on Wednesday, two US Defense Department officials said, according to CNN. The move is seen as a significant step because the country's space program utilizes the same technology that would be needed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile, which would increase Tehran's capability to strike enemy targets. US Space Command is tracking two objects in orbit that were launched from within Iran, one of the officials said, according to CNN. One is a rocket body and the other is assessed to be...