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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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Goodbye Cassini, Thank You

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Many more images and links below. On October 15, 1997 a Titan IV (401)B lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 carrying what would become one of the most successful space probes in our history; Cassini. … Continue reading

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India’s GSLV MK-II to Launch GSAT-9 Friday

Image credit & copyright: India Space Research Organization (ISRO) of the GSLV-F09 launch vehicle. LAUNCH ALERT! Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:27 UTC (07:27 EDT), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be launching a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA of the VA233 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 20:31 UTC (16:31 EDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA236. This mission will deliver a dual payload … Continue reading

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SpaceX to Launch First NRO Mission

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX of the launch of CRS-8. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 07:00 EDT (11:00 UTC) a SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from historic Launch Complex-39A … Continue reading

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