Category Archives: Spaceflight Companies & Vehicles

Ariane 5 to Launch BepiColombo to Mercury

  Images credit & copyright: Arianespace. Launch Alert! Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 01:45 UTC (21:45 EDT & 18:45 PDT on the 19th) Arianespace will launch their massive Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA245 carrying the BepiColombo spacecrafts on a … Continue reading

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Mighty Atlas to Serve the U.S. Military Next Week (AEHF-4)

LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 00:15 EDT (04:15 UTC) a United Launch Alliance (ULA), Atlas V-551 rocket designated (AV-073) will lift off from Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida carrying the … Continue reading

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Soyuz MS-10 In-Flight Launch Abort

Images & video credit: NASA/ESA/Russian Defense Ministry. On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 04:40 EDT (08:40 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-10 (ISS 56S or Soyuz 58) lifted off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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Station’s Next Crew Set for Launch!

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos/NASA. Launch Alert! Thursday, October 11 2018 at 04:40 EDT (08:40 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-10 (ISS 56S or Soyuz 58) 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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SpaceX Falcon 9 SAOCOM 1 Launch & Landing From CA

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Press kit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 19:22 PDT, 22:22 EDT (02:22 UTC on the 8th) a previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 … Continue reading

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Happy 60th Birthday NASA!

Images credit: NASA. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) began its life on March 3, 1915. Its logo; a circular seal depicting the Wright Brothers fist flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Eventually that evolved into the familiar yellow … Continue reading

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Ariane 5 Launch 100 to Deliver Horizons 3e & Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 to Orbit

Beautiful illustration & images credit & copyright: Arianespace. Launch Alert! Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 21:53 UTC (17:53 EDT & 14:53 PDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA243 carrying the Horizons 3e and … Continue reading

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