Failure to Sea Launch: Zenit 3SL Racks Up Another Loss - UPDATE

Photo Credit: Sea Launch

On Friday, February 1, a Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket experienced a malfunction shortly after lift-off that caused the rocket’s engine to shut down. This resulted in both the launch vehicle and its Intelsat 27 payload to fall into the ocean. Launch occurred on the Odyssey Launch Platform at 1:56 […]

Falcon Heavy to Take Center Stage in SpaceX’s Future Plans

The Falcon Heavy is a direct outgrowth of SpaceX’s Falcon 9, which—despite a much publicised anomaly during its CRS-1 launch in October—has performed admirably and has never failed to complete its primary mission. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

“Flight computers now in control of the vehicle…”

It is 2013. At […]