As Critical Mission Element Passes Review, Next Landsat Prepares to Shine

@NASA_Landsat #Landsat9 mission draws one step closer to Sept 2021 launch, with successful design review completion of ESPA Flight System (EFS). […]

Year in Review 2020: Success and Failure (Part 1)

After a tragic year for us all, 2020’s rocket-launch cadence has achieved both success & failure, as outlined in Part 1 of @AmericaSpace Year in Review article. […]

Getting Closer! NASA's Perseverance Rover Less Than 100 Days From Landing on Mars

Artist’s illustration of the Perseverance rover on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is now less than 100 days away from its landing in Jezero Crater on Mars (94 days at the time of this writing). The rover is currently just over 177 million miles (285 million kilometers) from its destination, […]

Mighty Atlas Returns ULA to Flight, Delivers NROL-101 to Orbit

@ULALaunch #MightyAtlas successfully launches #NROL101 mission for @NatReconOfc. […]

NROL-101 Moves to NET Friday, Weekend Weather Outlook Looks Iffy

@ULALaunch & @NatReconOfc will wait until NET 6 Nov to launch #NROL101 mission. But the weather outlook heading into the weekend does not look promising. […]

ULA Aims for Wednesday Atlas V Launch of Secretive NROL-101 Mission

@ULALaunch will wait until Wednesday at 5:54 p.m. EST to launch @NatReconOfc #NROL101 mission, due to Environmental Control System (ECS) flow-rate reduction issue. Vehicle and payload remain healthy, ULA reports. […]

Smooth LRR Clears Atlas V for NROL-101 Launch at Sunset Tuesday

On Saturday, @ULALaunch wrapped up Launch Readiness Review (LRR) ops for @NatReconOfc’s #NROL101 mission, targeted for 5:58 p.m. EST Tuesday. […]

ULA Aims for Nov 3 Launch of Atlas V, NROL-101

@ULALaunch zeroes-in on Tuesday 3 Nov to launch #MightyAtlas for @NatReconOfc #NROL101 mission. […]

OSIRIS-REx's 'Cup Runneth Over' with Overflowing Asteroid Samples

Series of three images showing that the sample collector head on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu. They also reveal that some particles are escaping into space since the sampler’s mylar flap lid (the black bulge on the left inside the ring) is […]

Atlas V for USSF-8 Mission Arrives in Florida, As ULA Manifest Shapes Up

@ULALaunch has welcomed #MightyAtlas hardware for @SpaceForceDoD #USSF8 mission to Florida. Launch targeted for early next year. […]