United Launch Alliance lost its position in favor to main competitor on the market

It is strange situation when present launch service provider is not joining contest for launching next generation GPS satellites and competitor captures the contract by default. It is surprising even more if we take under consideration that cooperation between U.S. Air Force and companies which later established ULA, under GPS program, lasted since launching first GPS satellite […]

Green fuel research spacecraft scheduled for early 2017

SpaceX Falcon Heavy with Air Force’s Space Test Program 2 (STP-2) payload will be launched in early 2017. One of the major payload seems to keep the schedule – it is Ball Aerospace research spacecraft BCP-100 with new propulsion onboard. STP-2 mission was originally scheduled for October 2016 but due the delay with Falcon Heavy caused by […]

Falcon overloaded with knowledge – Falcon Heavy rocket under the Space Test Program 2 scheduled on October 2016

First contracted launch of Falcon Heavy is scheduled on October 2016. This time payload is provided by U.S. Air Force under the Space Test Program 2. Planned launch site will be Kennedy Space Center LC-39A, USA. SpaceX is continually expanding its offer for government agencies and Department of Defense. Launch scheduled on October 2016 will be research mission under […]