Category Archives: Spaceflight Companies & Vehicles

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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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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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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