Falcon-9 and H-IIA deliver their payloads to orbit in the same day

Today two different rockets from two different continents delivered their payloads to orbit after flawless flights. Both launches separated only 72 seconds. H-IIA rocket was launched on December 23, 2017 from Tanegashima Launch Center in southern Japan with two satellites under the payload fairing. Rocket with GCOM-C (Global Change Observation Mission-Climate) and SLATS (Super Low […]

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 […]

Falcon-9 with record payload reached today orbit

Today Falcon-9 FT rocket bet own record of payload delivered to Geostationary Transfer Orbit. Echostar-23 communications satellite with mass of 5.5 t was launched today from Kennedy Space Center LC-39A. SpaceX managed to perform successful launch with record mass of the payload under fairing of Falcon-9 FT. Weighing 5.5 t Echostar-23 communications satellite was delivered […]

First launch from Launch Pad 39A became success !

SpaceX brought back to live one of the most historic places in NASA history – Launch Pad 39A. With resupply mission to the International Space Station of their Dragon cargo lifted on the top of the Falcon-9 FT SpaceX started their extensive flight campaign from Kennedy Space Center. CRS-10 mission started with 24 hour delay […]

More money for Ariane 6 from EU

European Commission, one of the most vital institutions in European Union, decided to support financially European commercial space sector. Ultimate objective for European space program was finally refined: starting independent space access with Ariane 6 in 2020. 12 billion Euros by 2020 for Airbus Safrane for supporting mainly Ariane 6 project – this is solution […]

Reusable technology with first full success !

It is not hard to write simple summary of the SES-10/Falcon-9 mission; SpaceX managed to show that reusable technology is not a myth. It was second launch of first stage of Falcon-9 rocket which managed to land on drone ship for the second time in its service history. This is true success of this mission in spite […]

Weather still stops launch of the Falcon-9 with Echostar-23 under the fairing

After first attempt of launch Falcon-9 FT rocket with Echostar-23 communications satellite, which was performed according to schedule yesterday was interrupted by heavy rains at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Launch was postponed to Tuesday morning hours, but still it seems that bad luck followed this mission. This time instead heavy rains mission was interrupted by […]

SpaceX postpones CRS-10 for 24 h

It not bad weather interrupted CRS-10 mission as it was predicted before. Launch was halted in the last moments before ignition due the technical reasons. More positive weather forecasts from Friday, which mentioned that chance for launch increased from 50% to 70% turned out to be truth. Launch was possible and refueling process along with […]

SpaceX after Amos-6 disaster investigation, first flight already scheduled

Previous gossips about reason of explosion of Falcon-9 FT with Amos-6 communication satellite encapsulated under fairing proved to be true. According to engineers and specialists from SpaceX announced that main reason for explosion on 1 September 2016 at LC-40 at Cape Canaveral during routine tests was helium tank. Investigation was finished after over four months […]

Atlas V with Cygnus in 2017 !

After troubles with Falcon-9 FT, which caused delay with Dragon spacecraft cargo missions, Orbital ATK seemed to be Deus ex machina with their Antares 230. But due the same reason it seems, that again Orbital ATK will have to rely on Atlas V launch vehicle. According to latest news Orbital ATK is going to resume cooperation […]