SpaceX Fires Falcon 9’s Nine First Stage Engines at Cape Canaveral

Chilled liquid propellants were loaded into a 2-stage Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX’s launch team. They fired the rocket’s 9 Merlin 1D booster engines at the Complex 40 launch pad in Cape Canaveral. A cloud of exhaust was seen from nearby viewing points. According to SpaceX, the static fire test was successful. The activity was […]

Successful Launch of Hispasat Satellite

The Hispasat 30W-6 launched successfully on March 6, 2018, after a short delay last month. Repairs to the Falcon-9 involved the fairing pressurization system. The need for repair shut down the planned February 24, 2018 mission. SpaceX requested a March 1st launch, however, the U.S. Air Force denied the request due to a conflicting launch. […]

Soyuz MS-07 launched !

Following two days will be quite busy on International Space Station. Soyuz MS-07 already begun its journey to the Station, Dragon CRS-13 was launched on Friday and already docked with supplies to Earth facing Harmony module docking port. Dragon with 1560 kg of pressurized and 645 kg of unpressurized cargo was launched on the top […]

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-52 delayed again due the weather conditions

Top secret flight of Atlas 5 with classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office was again postponed for 24 hours. This time launch attempt was in fact even not started. After yesterday’s hold, countdown was not resumed due the same reason. Extremely strong winds at SLC-41 made launch impossible and ULA decided to postpone launch of […]

Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral

Minotaur-4, converted ICBM missile, was successfully assembled at Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral last Friday, August 19, 2017. Orbital ATK, operator of Minotaur-4, passed through assembly process at Launch Pad 46 last Friday. Rocket was delivered in parts and thanks to the fact, that rocket is solid fueled, assembling process was done safely directly […]

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 […]

Dragon CRS-12 launched!

SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit twelfth Dragon spacecraft with supplies for International Space Station. Falcon-9 1.2v rocket delivered to LEO robotic cargo spacecraft Dragon during twelfth mission under CRS contract. Vehicle was launched as it was previously planned, from Kennedy Space Center LC-39A launch site with 1652 kg of pressurized and 1258 kg or unpressurized cargo for […]