Month
November 2016

Atlas V • AFSPC-11

United Launch Alliance with their flagship Atlas V (551) will realize next mission for U.S. Air Force.  Rocket in 551 configuration will use 5 m wide payload fairing, five SRB boosters and single RL-10A engine installed in Centaur upper stage. As far as the main payload was not unveiled, we know that secondary payload will be ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Continue Reading The post Atlas V • AFSPC-11 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Atlas V • AFSPC-11

United Launch Alliance with their flagship Atlas V (551) will realize next mission for U.S. Air Force.  Rocket in 551 configuration will use 5 m wide payload fairing, five SRB boosters and single RL-10A engine installed in Centaur upper stage. As far as the main payload was not unveiled, we know that secondary payload will be ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Continue Reading The post Atlas V • AFSPC-11 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Delta II • ICESat-2

Second mission of Delta II rocket in 2017 after planned launch of JPSS-1 satellite on March. ICESat-2 will measure thickness of ice sheets from LEO orbit using laser altimeter.  Made for NASA by Orbital Sciences Corporation will spent on orbit 3 years performing number of maneuvers using its four 22 N and eighth 4.5 N thrusters burning hydrazine. Designated orbit Continue Reading The post Delta II • ICESat-2 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Delta II • ICESat-2

Second mission of Delta II rocket in 2017 after planned launch of JPSS-1 satellite on March. ICESat-2 will measure thickness of ice sheets from LEO orbit using laser altimeter.  Made for NASA by Orbital Sciences Corporation will spent on orbit 3 years performing number of maneuvers using its four 22 N and eighth 4.5 N thrusters burning hydrazine. Designated orbit Continue Reading The post Delta II • ICESat-2 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-9

One from Orbital ATK in-house missions under CRS-1 contract. Antares 230 rocket with two new RD-181 engines and larger Castor 30XL second stage. Rocket will deliver Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft with supplies for international Space Station. Orbital will utilize during this mission enhanced version of Cygnus able to deliver up to 3200 kg of payload with Antares 230 as launch Continue Reading The post Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-9 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]