Monthly Archives: December 2018

Edge-On Galaxy NGC 4452

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 60 million light years away in the constellation Virgo is this beautiful example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. NGC 4452 as its cataloged is roughly 35,000 light years in diameter which isn’t even half … Continue reading

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ULA Delta IV Heavy NROL-71 from CA

Images and Illustrations credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) & NASA. Launch Alert!!! Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 17:57 PST/20:57 EST (00:57 UTC on the 19th) the United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be launching the beautiful Delta IV Heavy from … Continue reading

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Ariane 5 GSAT 11 & GEO-Kompsat 2A Launch

Images credit & copyright: Arianespace. Launch Alert! Wednesday, December 4, 2018 at 20:37 UTC (15:37 EST) Arianespace will launch their massive Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA246 carrying the GSAT 11 communication satellite & GEO-Kompsat 2A weather satellite from Launch … Continue reading

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SpaceX CRS-16 ISS Resupply from Cape Canaveral

Images credit & copyright: NASA & SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT! Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 13:16 EST (18:16 UTC) SpaceX Falcon 9 (core 1050.1) will be launching from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) as part of Commercial Resupply Service … Continue reading

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Expedition 58 Crew Ready for Flight

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos/NASA. Launch Alert! Monday, December 3, 2018 at 06:31 EST (11:31 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-11 (ISS 57S or Soyuz 59) will lift off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. … Continue reading

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