Atlas V Moved Off Pad for Tropical Depression Eta, NROL-101 Launch NET Wed

Atlas V with NROL-101 awaits launch before being moved off the pad for Tropical Depression Eta. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

ULA and their Atlas V rocket with its classified NROL-101 payload onboard will wait at least a few more days before another launch attempt, as the company has moved the booster off its […]

Sentinel 6A Encapsulated for Launch with SpaceX Nov 21

Inside SpaceX’s Payload Processing Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the U.S.-European Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite is being encapsulated in the SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairing on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo: NASA

NASA and ESA’s next Earth Observing science mission aims to better understand sea level rise and how it changes […]

Weather Scrubs Starlink, SpaceX Looks To SAOCOM-1B Launch Tonight

SpaceX is targeting launch of SAOCOM 1B at 7:18 p.m. EDT tonight. Weather continues to be 40% favorable for liftoff. Photo: SpaceX

A day of possible launch double-headers for SpaceX is no more, as poor weather on Florida’s Space Coast has already scrubbed the first mission off Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad 39A, where […]

NROL-44 Scrubs, SpaceX Set for Two Launches Sunday

Falcon 9 launch off SLC-40. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

United Launch Alliance scrubbed their latest launch attempt with NROL-44 for a second time overnight, and will now stand down for the next week, giving SpaceX the eastern range to launch their next batch of Starlinks from Kennedy Space Center LC-39A at 10:12 a.m. […]

Launch of Mars Perseverance Rover Slips to NET 20 July

The ULA Atlas V 541 rocket saw its maiden launch in November 2011, delivering NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. NASA’s next Mars Rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to launch on the same rocket as soon as July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

Less than a month since […]

Mighty Atlas Launches Secretive X-37B Spaceplane for US Space Force

Atlas V lifts off from Cape Canaveral with the X-37B OTV spaceplane on the USSF-7 mission. Credit: ULA

Following a one-day scrub on Saturday, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully despatched its third Atlas V of the year early Sunday, 17 May, to deliver the highly secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) mini-shuttle into low-Earth […]

SpaceX to Launch Sixth Batch of 60 Starlinks on Wednesday

With a more favorable weather forecast for launch and landing, SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, April 22 at 3:37 p.m. EDT for this week’s Falcon 9 Starlink mission. Photo: SpaceX

For the fifth occasion in less than six months, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 booster core for the fourth time on Wednesday, 22 April, […]

Atlas V Launches AEHF-6 Military SATCOM from Cape Canaveral

The first mission under the newly formed U.S. Space Force took flight today from Cape Canaveral, FL, as a ULA Atlas V rocket launched the AEHF-6 SATCOM. Photo: ULA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has successfully delivered its first major payload on behalf of the newly-formed U.S. Space Force, following Thursday afternoon’s spectacular 4:18 p.m. […]

SpaceX Launches Fifth Batch of 60 Starlink Satellites

Starlink-5 mission launching atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from KSC pad 39A. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace.com

This morning, SpaceX’s rocket ‘B1048’ flew its fifth and final mission, deploying the company’s fifth batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And while the primary mission went well, the […]

Watch SpaceX Launch Starlink-5 from Florida

Sunday’s launch will mark the fifth flight of this particular booster. Photo: SpaceX

UPDATE – Launch was aborted just before liftoff. No word yet on a new date for the next launch attempt.

For the first time on Sunday, a five-times-used Falcon 9 booster will spear aloft from historic Pad 39A at the […]