Tag Archives: Spaceflight

SpaceX Block 5 Falcon Heavy Coming Up!

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX & Elon Musk. Launch Alert!: Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 18:35 EDT (15:35 PDT & 22:35 UTC) SpaceX will be launching their massive Falcon Heavy (F9H) from Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) carrying … 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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Soyuz to Launch Russian Lotos Spy Satellite

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos. Launch Alert! Friday, December 2, 2017 at 10:30 UTC (05:30 EST) a Soyuz 2-1B will lift off from Pad 4/Site 43 at Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome carrying the Lotos Spy Satellite. Plesetsk Cosmodrome: Plesetsk Cosmodrome is … 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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John Glenn to Ride Atlas Into Orbit Once Again With OA-7

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of the launch of OA-6. LAUNCH ALERT: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:11 EDT (15:11 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-070) will be embarking on their … Continue reading

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Chinese Crew to Depart for a Space Station Vacation

Image credit & copyright: Central China Television (CCTV). Launch Alert! On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 23:30 UTC (19:30 EDT) China will launch the beautiful Long March 2F rocket with Shenzhou 11 spacecraft along with two taikonauts from the Jiquan … Continue reading

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China’s Second Mini Space Station to Launch Today

Image credit & copyright: China Daily. Launch Alert: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:10 EDT (14:10 UTC) China’s national space agency will be launching a Long March 2F rocket carrying the Tiangong 2 “Heavenly Palace” mini space station into low … Continue reading

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