July 2017

Falcon Heavy already in November !

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will be launched into its maiden flight already in November this year, claims CEO of SpaceX. SpaceX latest heavy rocket, Falcon Heavy, remains at assembly facility at LC-39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Rocket is almost finished with all three boosters completed in assembly facility, what was confirmed during show for press few weeks ago. Continue Reading The post Falcon Heavy already in November ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

MS-05 docked to ISS after short space pursuit !

Soyuz MS-05 finally reached International Space Station after lasting six hours space journey with three crew members inside: Commander Sergey Ryazansky (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer 1 Paolo Nespoli (ESA, Italy) and Flight Engineer 2 Randy Bresnik (NASA). Soyuz-FG with MS-05 vehicle was rolled out on July 26 from assembly facility to Launch Pad 1 Gagarin’s Start. As usual crew members were preparing Continue Reading The post MS-05 docked to ISS after short space pursuit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Soyuz MS-05 already tomorrow!

Roscosmos confirmed officially that Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz spacecraft was already rolled out at Baikonur Cosmodrome and are waiting for launch planned for tomorrow. Soyuz-FG was rolled out yesterday on July 26 from assembly facility, to the launch Pad 1 known better as Gagarin’s Start. Rocket was delivered horizontally on special railed platform and next it was raised to horizontal Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-05 already tomorrow! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

TDRS-M will be launched in August before Dragon CRS-12

NASA decided to launch TDRS-M satellite on the top of the Atlas V from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral, before Dragon CRS-12 on the top of the Falcon-9 from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Recently during last preparations before encapsulation of TDRS-M under the payload fairing of Atlas V, satellite was seriously damaged. Problem caused delay of the TDRS-M mission. originally Continue Reading The post TDRS-M will be launched in August before Dragon CRS-12 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

H-IIA • Michibiki-3

Japanese navigation satellite Michibiki-3 will operate under QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System). Satellite was built on Mitsubishi DS-2000 bus and weighs 4700 kg. It will operate at least 15 years from GEO orbit. Satellite will be launched on the top of the H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center. The post H-IIA • Michibiki-3 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]