ULA's Next Delta IV Heavy Arrives at Vandenberg Launch Pad for NROL-82 Mission

 ULA’s next Delta IV Heavy rocket now stands atop its West Coast launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the upcoming NROL-82 mission. Photo credit: United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today their next mammoth Delta IV Heavy rocket has arrived at its Space Launch Complex (SLC)-6 launch pad […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Looking Back on Falcon 9's Landing History

@SpaceX’s loss of 6x-flown #Falcon9 booster has broken a 24-mission run of landing successes, as next Starlink mission meets with delay. […]

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). […]

SpaceX Aims for 100th Mission Success, as B1049 Returns to Port

As the record-breaking B1049 #Falcon9 core returns to shore, @SpaceX continues to stack up its reusability and frequent-flyer miles. […]

SpaceX Launches Sentinel-6A on U.S./European Ocean-Monitoring Mission

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean observation satellite lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST) Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. In this composite, the rocket can be seen at left landing. Photo: Oliver Pelham Burn / […]

Sentinel-6A, Starlink Missions Primed for Weekend Launch Double-Header

@NASA, @SpaceX & @CopernicusEU plan a weekend launch double-header, with #Sentinel6 & #Starlink missions from West & East Coasts. And both missions will knock out a few more SpaceX records too. […]

Good Falcon 9 Test Fire at Vandenberg Sets Stage for NASA/ESA Sentinel-6A Launch Nov 21

Artists impression of the Sentinel 6 spacecraft in orbit. Image Credit NASA

SpaceX conducted a successful Static Test Fire today of the Falcon 9 rocket tasked with launching NASA and ESA’s latest Earth observing science satellte, Sentinel-6A, paving the way for a launch attempt from Vandenberg AFB in southern California on Nov 21 at […]

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 […]

Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich Ready for Shipping, Ahead of November Launch

@AirbusSpace is ready to ship #Sentinel6 ocean-watching satellite from Munich to California this week, ahead of 10 Nov @SpaceX launch. […]

NROL-44 Targets NET 18 September, Root Cause of Hot Fire Abort Identified

@ULALaunch is zeroing-in on the root cause of August’s Hot Fire Abort of #MajesticDelta & targets NET 18 Sept for #NROL44. […]