Boeing Starliner Set for 25 March Atlas V Launch, STP-3 Mission Delayed

@NASA, @ULALaunch & @Boeing are targeting NET 25 March for CST-100 Starliner test flight to @Space_Station, as STPSat-3 mission slips for “launch readiness evaluations”. […]

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). […]

SBIRS GEO-5 Declared Complete, As GPS III-04 Finishes On-Orbit Checkout in Record Time

@LockheedMartin has completed @AF_SMC’s next #SBIRS infrared early warning guardian in record time & put most recent #GPSIII satellite for @SpaceForceDoD through testing in record time. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Boeing-Built WGS-11+ Satellite Passes Major Review, Heads into Production Next Year

@Boeing & @AF_SMC have completed 1st-ever, all-virtual Preliminary Design Review for #WGS11+ satellite, due for launch later this decade. […]

SpaceX Readies for Four-Flight September, Crew Dragon Boosters to Fly Again

With 1 launch already in the bag, @SpaceX is readying for up to 4 #Falcon9 launches in Sept, including the critical #GPSIII04 for @SpaceForceDoD […]

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 […]

Atlas Rocket Stacked for May 16 Launch with X-37B Spaceplane

The X-37B mini-shuttle (left) has flown five missions since April 2010. Its sixth flight, which kicks off NET Saturday, 16 May, promises to be its most ambitious yet. At right, the Common Core Booster (CCB) is raised to the vertical in the doorway of the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41. […]

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. […]