Category Archives: Launches

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Goes Vertical at LC-39A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Things are heating up at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as on the morning of Thursday, January 3, SpaceX rolled out their beautiful, long awaited Crew Dragon (Dragon 2) to Launch Complex 39A on Falcon 9 booster B1051.1. … Continue reading

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SpaceX Iridium 8 from CA

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Press kit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Friday, January 11, 2019 at 07:31 PST (10:31 EST & 15:31 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core B1049.2) will be launching … Continue reading

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Blue Origin New Shepard 10 Launch

Images credit & copyright: Blue Origin. Gradatim Ferociter “Step by Step, Ferociously!” (Tentatively scheduled for early 2019; more information forthcoming) Blue Origin will be launching their New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle for the 10th time. This flight, designated (NS-10) will … Continue reading

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Arianespace Soyuz VS20

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 16:37 UTC (11:37 EST) Arianespace will launch the medium lift Soyuz 2 launch vehicle (VS20) carrying the Composante Spatiale Optique CSO 1 spy satellite for CNES, DGA & … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 GPS 3 SV01 from FL

Images credit & copyright: NASA & SpaceX.  LAUNCH ALERT! Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 08:51 EST (13:51 UTC) SpaceX Falcon 9 (core 1054.1) will be launching from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to deliver the U.S. Air Force’s third … 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!!! Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 17:44 PST/20:44 EST (00:44 UTC on the 20th) 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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