Monthly Archives: August 2016

SpaceX, AMOS-6 Launch This Weekend

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. UPDATE:  As most of you are already well aware, the SpaceX Falcon 9 with the AMOS-6 satellite exploded this morning at Launch Complex 40 during fueling for a usually very routine static fire test to … Continue reading

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Airglow Sky

Image credit & copyright: Knate Myers. Here’s yet another gem from photographer Knate Myers. This was shot at the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico which is still on my bucket (aka things I will likely never get do) … Continue reading

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Arianespace, Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch This Week

Image credit & copyright: Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 21:55 UTC (17:55 EDT) Arianespace will launch the beautiful and massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA232. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Intelsat 33e … Continue reading

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Orion’s Forgotten Gem

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Brace yourselves, winter is coming; and we all know what that means. That’s right, long dark nights and new opportunities to aim our telescopes at some of the greatest features in the … Continue reading

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When the Seven Sisters Rise, Summer Falls

Image credit & copyright: Marco Lorenzi. If you’ve been looking, this striking, easily observable open star cluster has been rising heliacally (before the Sun) in the east within their home constellation of Taurus the Bull. For those of us here in … Continue reading

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Delta IV to Serve the U.S. Air Force

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). Much more information to include rocket data and links for live stream below. LAUNCH ALERT: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 00:47 EDT (04:47 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), will be launching the twin … Continue reading

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SpaceX JCSAT 16 Launch

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 01:26 EDT (05:26 UTC), a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust (FT) rocket will be launching from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) … Continue reading

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