NASA Administrator, Interior Secretary Attend Landsat Launch

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WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST.

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Wired4Space Video: TDRS-K—Fire & Light

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The sound and fury of launch is captured in this video produced by AmericaSpace partner Wired4Space. This video was shot atop the massive Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Jan. 30, 2013. The launch vehicle in question is […]

U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin Deliver Nation’s Next Surveillance Satellite

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 — The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have delivered the second Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a March liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance […]

Rosie Finally Flies: Atlas V Inserts Classified NROL-36 into Orbit

Photo Credit: Pat Corkery / ULA

Six weeks later than planned, following Range instrumentation issues at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-36 classified payload – believed to be a pair of $1.3 billion NRO Ocean Surveillance Satellites (NOSS), dedicated to monitoring worldwide civilian and military shipping – thundered […]

NASA's RBSP Launch Delayed 24 Hours

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The launch of NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) has been delayed 24-hours to give engineers time to verify whether or not an anomalous engine condition detected on another launch vehicle is present on the rocket that will launch the RBSP spacecraft later this week.

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Video: RBSP Readied For Science

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NASA is getting ready to launch the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission at the end of this month. The launch is currently slated to take place on Aug. 23 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41). This NASA video highlights what the mission […]

Range Issue Spells Two-Week Delay for NROL-36 and ‘Rosie’

The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with its NROL-36 payload, has been delayed until no-earlier-than Aug. 14, 2012. Photo Credit: Pat Corkery / ULA

A baker’s dozen of satellites – including a critical $1.3 billion sentinel for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), designed to electronically monitor worldwide military […]