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Launch Viewing Guide: ULA Atlas V Rocket With MUOS-2 Satellite

Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) is preparing to launch an Atlas V 551 rocket with the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System 2 (MUOS-2) satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) in Florida. Liftoff is currently set to take place July 19 at [...]

Launch Viewing Guide: ULA Atlas V Rocket With GPS IIF-4 Satellite Set for Wednesday Evening

Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) is preparing to launch an Atlas V 401 rocket with the Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) in Florida. Launch is currently set to take place May 15 at [...]

Launch Viewing Guide: Delta-IV To Launch GPS IIF-3 Thursday Morning

Credit: United Launch Alliance

Credit: United Launch Alliance

All systems are GO for a Thursday morning launch attempt of a United Launch Alliance Delta-IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 37.  The rocket will thunder into space to put the GPS IIF-3 satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force.  GPS IIF-3 is one [...]

Launch Viewing Guide: Atlas-V Rocket To Launch NASA's RBSP Mission Friday

Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission is scheduled to launch atop a 19-story tall Atlas-V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 41 early Friday morning, August 24.  This particular Atlas-V rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur [...]

Launch Viewing Guide: Delta-IV Heavy To Launch Classified NROL-15 Payload Friday Morning

United Launch Alliance poster for the NROL-15 launch has a black leopard circling a Delta IV Heavy:  Image Credit: ULA

United Launch Alliance poster for the NROL-15 launch has a black leopard circling a Delta IV Heavy: Image Credit: ULA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is less than 48 hours away from attempting to launch their sixth rocket this year, one which will carry a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office [...]

Launch Viewing Guide: ULA Atlas-V Rocket To Launch NROL-38 Monday Morning

Atlas-V NROL-38 Poster. Credit: United Launch Alliance

Atlas-V NROL-38 Poster. Credit: United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is in the final days of preparing to launch their fifth rocket this year, one which will carry a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).  The mission, designated as NROL-38, is scheduled to launch atop a 19-story tall [...]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Viewing Guide

SpaceX launching their Dragon spacecraft for the first time on the COTS-1 demo flight in December 2010. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

SpaceX launching their Dragon spacecraft for the first time on the COTS-1 demo flight in December 2010. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, is scheduled to launch their Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:55am EDT on May 19th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch [...]

Launch Viewing Guide / Atlas-V AEHF Set For May 3rd Liftoff

United Launch Alliance always creates an attractive poster as a keepsake for every Atlas mission. Photo Credit: ULA

United Launch Alliance always creates an attractive poster as a keepsake for every Atlas mission. Photo Credit: ULA

United Launch Alliance is readying to launch the second Advanced Extreme High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the USAF atop an Atlas-V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 41 this Thursday.  The $1 billion [...]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Viewing Guide

SpaceX launching their Dragon spacecraft for the first time on the COTS-1 demo flight in December 2010. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

SpaceX launching their Dragon spacecraft for the first time on the COTS-1 demo flight in December 2010. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, is scheduled to launch their Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 12:22pm EST on April 30th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch [...]