The Eagerly Awaited Launch of Insight Lander by NASA – A Historical Landmark?

If things go as planned, the launching of NASA’s Interior Exploitation using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (Insight) lander will take place. The agency wants to ensure that there will be an interior exploration of the Red Planet. Its mission is to study what we call earthquakes here though on Mars. In addition to […]

Atlas 5 Rocket Prepared for High-Altitude Multi-Satellite Journey on Saturday 

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) team at Cape Canaveral are summarizing the final preps for the takeoff of the Atlas 5 rocket on Saturday evening, adding 3 United States military satellites straight to transmit an Orbital Bass of over twenty thousand miles across the Equator.  The Atlas 5 551 configuration features a five-meter payload fairing, […]

NROL-52 classified GEo communications satellite delivered to orbit by Atlas V

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket delivered for the fifth time in 2017 today to orbit classified spacecraft for National Reconnaissance Office after flawless launch from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. This launch was preceded by four not successful launch attempts which took place on October 5th, 6th, 7th and 14th. First two launch attempts were […]

NROL-52 postponed for the third time

This time not weather conditions, but technical issues with Atlas V launch vehicle caused another delay in NROL-52 space mission. Rocket spent last days at SLC-41 with payload encapsulated under the fairing, as Atlas V was rolled out on Tuesday, October 3. After two not successful launch attempts on Thursday and Friday , ULA decided […]

NROL-42 delivered to orbit !

United Launch Alliance Atlas V (541) delivered today to orbit classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office after launch from Vandenberg Air Force base SLC-3 launch site. Finally Atlas V proved to be ready during final inspection before launch – this time booster caused no issues like on original launch date when ground service team found […]

NROL-42 and Atlas V delayed

Launch of the classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office was delayed due the technical reasons connected with launch vehicle. Launch of the NROL-42 was planned for today at 05:38 UTC from LC-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Rocket was ready at the launch site with payload encapsulated and attached with fairing on September […]

NROL-42 already on Friday

United Launch Alliance will deliver to orbit NROL-42 to orbit on Friday, September 22, 2017. Classified payload will be operated and controlled by National Reconnaissance Office intelligence satellite. Launch is planned for 05:38 UTC from SLC-3E launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force base in California. Payload will be satellite collecting radio signals from Molniya orbit […]

Get ready for Atlas V/TDRS-M!

United Launch Alliance Atlas V with TDRS-M satellite under payload fairing was rolled out today at Cape Canaveral. Finally after problems with broken antenna, which appeared in the half of July TDRS-M was successfully encapsulated under the payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket (401 configuration); rocket was rolled out to the launch site. With almost […]