An OG2 satellite preparing for testing ahead of launch. Photo Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp.
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 launch, one which will (hopefully) deliver the first six of 17 next-generation commercial telecommunications satellites (identified as OG2) to an elliptical low-Earth orbit for customer ORBCOMM, has been delayed again to give ORBCOMM more time to ensure that [...]
The 25th Delta IV mission lights up the Florida sky with the GPS IIF-5 satellite. Photo Credit: John Studwell
Four months later than planned, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully returned its workhorse Delta IV vehicle to operational service yesterday (Thursday, 20 February), with the rousing 8:59 p.m. EST liftoff of a key mission to [...]
Last night’s Proton-M launch with Türksat 4A was the 85th mission conducted by ILS and its first major passenger for Turkey. Photo Credit: ILS, with thanks to Mike Barrett
International Launch Services (ILS)—the joint U.S.-Russian company, headquartered in Reston, Va., which operates all commercial Proton-M rockets out of Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan—has successfully delivered its [...]
The Proton-M and its Türksat 4A primary payload are pictured at the Mobile Service Tower, backdropped by the early glimmers of dawn at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Photo Credit: ILS
International Launch Services (ILS)—the joint U.S.-Russian company, headquartered in Reston, Va., which operates all commercial Proton-M rockets out of Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan—will stage its first mission [...]
Powered by its four liquid-fuelled strap-on boosters and a solid-fuelled core stage, the GSLV-D5 mission takes flight at 4:18 p.m. IST (10:48 a.m. GMT) Sunday, 5 January. Photo Credit: ISRO
After an agonizing three years of introspection and an enormous amount of work, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched its trouble-plagued [...]
Russia’s Proton-M booster lifts off into thick cloud on 8 December, carrying the Inmarsat 5-F1 satellite for the U.K.-headquartered International Maritime Satellite Organisation. Photo Credit: ILS/Spacevids.tv
Freezing, foggy conditions at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan did nothing to prevent Russia’s venerable Proton-M booster from successfully rocketing aloft on its seventh mission of 2013, which intends [...]
Mark Becnel, left, and his brother, Eric Becnel, with a mockup of the Chargersat-1 in the UAH Engineering Design and Prototyping Facility. The brothers plan to start a cube satellite production company after graduating with master’s degrees in aerospace engineering. Image Credit: Michael Mercier / UAH
Two students soon to earn master’s degrees in [...]
The Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 is moved onto a transporter on 17 September 2013, whilst in clean room conditions at the Navstar Processing Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo Credit: Boeing
Next week’s planned launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta-IV rocket with the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite [...]
Workers inspect Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) after its arrival in July at Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin’s prototype for the next-generation GPS III satellite successfully connected with Raytheon’s GPS Next Generation Operational Ground Control System (OCX) on Friday, Aug. 30, nearly two months after its arrival. Lockheed’s [...]
Image Credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced today that it is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its first Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) mission.