Date
September 14, 2017

Short rendezvous of Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2

Chinese first robotic cargo spacecraft which docked to Tiangong-2 space station on April 22, 2017, performed recently another test rendezvous. Spacecraft was launched from Wenchang Space Center LC-2 launch site on the top of the Long March 7 rocket over seven months after delivering Tiangong-2 to orbit on September 15, 2016. After docking performed two days after launch, Tianzhou-1 performed series Continue Reading The post Short rendezvous of Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

6th ULA mission in 2017 – NROL-42 – delayed !

Another mission for National Reconnaissance Office was delayed again. This time main, but not direct reason for postponing launch from September 14 to later date, was Irma hurricane which coming to Cape Canaveral. According to official statement of United Launch Alliance we will not see Atlas V 541 delivering to orbit classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office on September 14. Company explained Continue Reading The post 6th ULA mission in 2017 – NROL-42 – delayed ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]