Monthly Archives: May 2017

Arianespace Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace of the VA236 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 23:45 UTC (19:45 EDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA237. This mission will deliver a dual payload … Continue reading

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SpaceX CRS-11 to Mark the 100th Launch from LC-39A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 17:07 EDT (21:07 UTC), a SpaceX Falcon 9 will rise from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) as part of Commercial … Continue reading

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JAXA H-IIA to Launch Michibiki 2 Satellite

Image credit & copyright: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Launch Alert: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 20:20 EDT (00:20 UTC on June 1st), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will be launching the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA (H-2A) rocket; Launch … Continue reading

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Star Birth in the Bull

Image credit & copyright: Adam Block/Mt. Lemmon Sky Center. Roughly 500 light years away in the northern constellation Taurus “The Bull” is this incredible reflection nebula cataloged as Sharpless 2-239, which itself is imbedded in the Taurus Molecular Cloud. What … Continue reading

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Arianespace Soyuz VS-17 w’ SES-15 Tomorrow (Thurs)

Image credit & copyright: CNES/ESA/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:54 UTC (07:54 EDT) an Arianespace Soyuz 2-1B (Soyuz ST-B) rocket designated VS-17 will be launching the SES-15 communication satellite for the SES Corporation of Luxembourg from the … Continue reading

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SpaceX InmarSat-5 Flight 4 (I5F4) Coming Up

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, May 15, at 23:20 UTC (19:20 EDT) a SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from historic Launch Complex-39A (LC-39A) with the Inmarsat 5, Flight … Continue reading

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The Great American Eclipse of 2017

Illustration credit & copyright: Michael Zeiler. Where will you be for the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017? This event will be seen in various forms across the entire contiguous United States and will likely be the most … Continue reading

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