‘I’d still do it again in a heartbeat:’ Melbourne Blue Origin passenger reacts to in-flight abort
Steve Young, the owner of Pineapples restaurant in Melbourne, rocketed to zero-gravity in August and said that even after Monday's failure for Blue Origin, the businessman is still confident the New Shepard is safe.
Customized Alexa and new survival suit will be on board of Artemis I launch
When the Artemis I moon rocket with the Orion crew capsule on board rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building one final time before launch, everything that is headed to space will be on board the crew capsule, including a brand-new space suit.
Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit
(Dominic Hart/NASA via AP) (Dominic Hart)WASHINGTON — (AP) — NASA said Wednesday that contact has been restored with its $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit. Contact was lost after one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, after the spacecraft left Earth's orbit on its way to the moon, the space agency said. The spacecraft spent nearly a week circling the globe after launching from New Zealand on June 28. The 55-pound satellite is the size of a microwave oven and will be the first spacecraft to try out this oval orbit, which is where NASA wants to put its Gateway outpost. Gateway would serve as a staging point for astronauts before they descend to the lunar surface.wftv.com
NASA: Contact lost with spacecraft on way to test moon orbit
Rocket Launch Moon Rebecca Rogers, systems engineer, left, takes dimension measurements of the CAPSTONE spacecraft in April 2022, at Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., in Irvine, Calif. NASA said Tuesday, July 5, that it has lost contact with a $32.7 million spacecraft headed to moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit, but agency engineers are hopeful they can fix the problem. (Dominic Hart/NASA via AP) (Dominic Hart)WASHINGTON — (AP) — NASA said Tuesday it has lost contact with a $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit, but agency engineers are hopeful they can fix the problem. After one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, the space agency said it could no longer communicate with the spacecraft called Capstone. Engineers are trying to find the cause of the communications drop-off and are optimistic they can fix it, NASA spokesperson Sarah Frazier said Tuesday. The spacecraft, which launched from New Zealand on June 28, had spent nearly a week in Earth orbit and had been successfully kick-started on its way to the moon, when contact was lost, Frazier said.wftv.com
US Space Force missile-warning satellite rockets into orbit
Rocket Launch A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying U.S. Space Force's fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 5) for missile early-warning detection, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — A $1 billion missile-warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force rocketed toward orbit Tuesday. These advanced national security spacecraft are meant to replace the long-time Defense Support Program constellation of surveillance satellites. United Launch Alliance sent the Atlas V rocket skyward from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Lockheed Martin won a $1.86 billion contract for this satellite and the next one, due to launch next year. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.wftv.com
SpaceX delays Starlink launch until Sunday night
SpaceX launched NASA’s Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich oceanography satellite from Vandenberg Air Force base at just before 12:30 a.m. EST. SpaceX was expected to have another launch Saturday night on the East coast, but the launch was delayed. According to Spaceflight Now, SpaceX has delayed the launch until 9:56 p.m. Sunday night. SpaceX is set to send its 16th batch of Starlink satellites to low earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida’s Space Coast. The Sentinel-6 mission will be the last of the three to launch and prove the replacement engines are viable.
ULA launches national security satellite from Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A United Launch Alliance rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Friday evening into a clear colorful sky carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The Atlas V rocket’s mission was to launch a satellite known as as NROL-101 for the National Reconnaissance Office. Liftoff happened after a few brief delays at 5:32 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex-41. The liftoff was scheduled for about 20 minutes earlier but ULA reported a timing issue with some engine valves that was quickly resolved. Meanwhile, downrange SpaceX is preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center sending four astronauts to the International Space Station.
Atlas V rocket launch scheduled in Florida for Election Day
All rights reserved)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The same day Americans head to the polls to elect a president, ULA will launch a rocket into space. ULA tweeted Monday that it will attempt to launch an Atlas V rocket Nov. 3 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. [SPACE NEWS: When is next rocket launch from Florida?] The launch window opens at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 8:10 p.m. The rocket will carry the NROL101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station
In this image made from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with the Soyuz MS-17 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS), blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)MOSCOW – A trio of space travelers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track maneuver that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little over three hours. NASA’s Kate Rubins along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled Wednesday morning from the Russia-leased Baikonur space launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint on the station. For the first time, they tried a two-orbit approach and docked with the space station in just a little over three hours after lift-off. Ryzhikov, who will be the station’s skipper, said the crew will try to pinpoint the exact location of a leak at a station’s Russian section that has slowly leaked oxygen.
SpaceX Starlink launch scrubbed Monday
SpaceX Starlink launch scrubbed MondayPublished: September 28, 2020, 3:00 pmSpaceX’s first launch of the week was scrubbed Monday due to cloudy weather but the company still has another mission ready to liftoff on Tuesday, meanwhile, downrange, there is a United Launch Alliance rocket waiting for liftoff just after midnight Tuesday following another technical delay.
All the best ways to watch a space launch
Have you ever watched a rocket launch? Speck was featured in a recent episode of “The Best Advice Show,” and spoke about some of the best ways to take in this cool experience. “Watching a launch with a child, especially with one who has never seen a launch before, is the best experience,” Speck said. It is so cool.”If you’re trying to watch a launch online, put the launch feed up on the TV, maybe somewhere like your living room, for the best experience. What’s so cool about a rocket launch, anyway?
SpaceX scrubs launch of Starlink satellites, targets Tuesday for next attempt
SpaceX was expected to launch another round of Starlink satellites Sunday morning. However, due to inclement weather, the launch was postponed. SpaceX was expected to launch its own payload in the form of 60 Starlink satellites, marking the 12th round of internet-beaming satellites. [RELATED: ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket launch scrubbed again]Standing down from today’s launch of Starlink due to inclement weather during pre-flight operations. Next launch opportunity is Tuesday, September 1 at 9:29 a.m. EDT, pending Range acceptance — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 30, 2020The launch will push the Starlink constellation above 600.
ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket launch scrubbed again
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – ***4:15 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 p.m.***The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launch of a national security satellite was scrubbed for the second time this week. ULA Launch Director Lou Mangieri announced another attempt would not be made Saturday within the launch window. ***ORIGINAL***United Launch Alliance will launch a U.S. national security mission using its Delta IV Heavy rocket early Saturday morning and it should be a treat for early risers because the heavy-lift rocket is a rare sight. The launch will take place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Ahead of the launch, ULA did something unusual with the rocket.
ULA scrub leaves 2 SpaceX launches remaining this weekend
There are two more launch opportunities this weekend for ULA but the company has not announced when the next liftoff attempt will happen from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. According to ULA CEO Tory Bruno, the first scrub was caused by an issue is with the gas ground system involved in preparing the rocket for launch. Meanwhile, SpaceX will attempt two launches on Sunday, including the landing of two rocket boosters. Due to the ULA scrub, SpaceX delayed its launch for the Argentina Space Agency, or CONAE, which was scheduled for Friday. Here’s a recap of the launches happening in the next 48 hours:SaturdayULA Delta IV Heavy with NROL-44Launch time: 2:04 a.m.
Here’s what SpaceX astronauts listened to on their way to the launch pad
Here’s what SpaceX astronauts listened to on their way to the launch padPublished: May 28, 2020, 10:51 amWe all know how important it is to have a good playlist accompany you on your drive, but what would you select if you were about to launch into space?
SpaceX set to launch supplies to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – March is a busy month for rockets launching from the Space Coast. These are the things to know for the launch:• Teams are looking to launch at 11:50 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. • The rocket’s first stage booster will target an automatic landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Landing Station about eight minutes after liftoff. • Onboard the spacecraft are over 5,600 pounds of supplies and payloads, including materials to supports dozens of the more than 250 science investigations occurring on the space station. • After this mission, SpaceX will retire the Dragon 1 capsule as it makes way to introduce its newer, more advanced spacecraft: Dragon 2.
SpaceX targeting Monday morning for launch from Cape Canaveral
SpaceX targeting Monday morning for launch from Cape CanaveralPublished: February 17, 2020, 8:28 amSpaceX is now targeting Monday to launch another round of internet-beaming satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40.
SpaceX launches rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites
SpaceX launches rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellitesPublished: January 29, 2020, 9:26 amSpaceX on Wednesday launched another round of internet satellites. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 9:07 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40.
Spectators capture moments during SpaceX launch
RELATED: SpaceX in-flight abort test set for Sunday if weather allowsThe in-flight abort test is the final step SpaceX must take to certify its spacecraft to fly NASA astronauts, possibly later this year. Spectators along with our space experts Emilee Speck and James Sparvero captured the rare sight and shared their pictures on social media. Teams are continuing to monitor weather; Falcon 9 and Dragon remain healthy for today's test pic.twitter.com/lPWg9roQJh — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 19, 2020FYI Central Florida: Today's launch will not look like others. SpaceX in-flight abort test looking gooood pic.twitter.com/I8qwrU6hYq — Jackie Wattles (@jackiewattles) January 19, 2020Radar catches some really cool stuff besides rain. pic.twitter.com/V1C2Xfd9Mk — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 19, 2020Saw a puff of flame and then this plume appeared off the coast.
Weather improves Thursday, but still not ideal for SpaceX launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Weather was to blame for SpaceX scrubbing Wednesday’s launch attempt. The launch has been rescheduled for 12:29 p.m. Thursday. Strong upper-level winds was one of the factors for Wednesday’s launch being scrubbed and they will remain strong Thursday afternoon. SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with a cargo Dragon spaceship filled with several tons of supplies and science experiments bound for the International Space Station. High seas and gusty winds also played a role in scrubbing Wednesday’s launch.