SpaceX Launches GPS III-04 Satellite, Crew-1 Up Next

GPS III-04 takes flight atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, FL Nov 5, 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert for AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully flown its 20th Falcon 9 of the year, with the just-after-sunset climb to orbit of the brand-new B1062 core and the fourth Block III Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and […]

SpaceX Targets Sunset Thursday for 20th Falcon 9 Mission of 2020

@SpaceX will launch a brand-new #Falcon9 core just after sunset Thursday, to deliver #GPSIII into orbit for @SpaceForceDoD. […]

NROL-44 Scrubs, Next Launch Attempt NET Wednesday Night

@ULALaunch scrubs #NROL44, as #MajesticDelta aims for 11:54 p.m. EDT Wed, as @SpaceX aims for 2 #Falcon9 missions & @NorthropGrumman readies #Antares for #NG14. […]

NROL-44 Aims for Midnight Tonight, As Busy East Coast Manifest Realigns

As @ULALaunch #MajesticDelta scrubs due to weather, outlook begins to improve for Tues/Wed, as missions stack up. […]

Starlink Scrubs, Weather Looks Iffy for Tuesday NROL-44, GPS Missions

@ULALaunch, @SpaceX & @NorthropGrumman are ready for 3 critical missions over 3 days with their #MajesticDelta, #Falcon9 & #Antares boosters. […]

SpaceX to Kick off Three-Launch Week With Monday Morning Starlink Commute

@SpaceX is gearing up for #Falcon9 launches 2 days apart, as @ULALaunch aims to get its long-delayed #MajesticDelta airborne this week. […]

SpaceX Launches High-Profile Space Force GPS III-03 Satellite

Laden with GPS III-03, the Falcon 9 powers into a hot Florida afternoon on its third mission of June 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully launched and, for the first time, recovered a Falcon 9 booster following a National Security Space Launch (NSSL) mission. The never-before-used B1060 core, teamed with a […]

SpaceX Set to Launch GPS III-03 Satellite on Tuesday

The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite heads to orbit atop SpaceX’s Upgraded Falcon 9 in December 2018. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

Hopes of seeing four Falcon 9 rockets launch within a single calendar month have evaporated, following SpaceX’s decision to postpone its Starlink/BlackSky rideshare flight by a few days. This puts a […]

Delta IV Medium Launches into Retirement with 'Magellan' GPS III Satellite for USAF

For the 29th and final time, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Medium booster took flight Thursday, 22 August to deliver the second Block III Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite to Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) for the U.S. Air Force. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace.com

For the 29th and final time, a United […]

ULA Set to Launch Last Single-Stick Delta IV Thursday with 'Magellan' GPS III Satellite

For the final time on Thursday, a “single-stick” ULA Delta IV Medium rocket will roar to space, this time with the GPS III ‘Magellan’ satellite for the U.S. Air Force, ending a career which has delivered a smorgasbord of military, civilian & scientific payloads to space over the course of a spectacular 17-year history. Photo […]