New returns – Dream Chaser on atop Atlas V (402) scheduled on 1st November 2016

ULA is launch service provider for a new project by Sierra Nevada Corporation. Dream Chaser, new reusable lifting-body spaceplane will be launched on atop Atlas V rocket (402 configuration) on 1st November 2016. Planned launch site will be Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. After retiring Space Shuttles, NASA without their proud and one of […]

Practice makes perfect – SpaceX supply mission for ISS scheduled on 29th February 2016

Another launch with supplies for ISS with unmanned DRAGON spaceship from launch site SLC-40 in Cape Canaveral utilizing Falcon-9 1.2V rocket. ISS supply missions are good example of growing contribution of commercial vehicles in government programs. Since ISS program was started in 1998, about eighty unmanned cargo vehicles docked to ISS. Adding another eighty for manned missions […]