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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. [...]

ULA wins contract for delivering Dream Chaser to orbit !

United Launch Alliance was selected officially as launch service provider for first two space missions of Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser space plane. Two flights are planned for 2020 and 2021 under CRS-2 contract signed between NASA and Sierra Nevada in January 2016. On July 22, 2017 Sierra Nevada and United Launch Alliance announced about signing contract for delivering Dream Chaser Continue Reading The post ULA wins contract for delivering Dream Chaser to orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight

This time SpaceX delivered on the top of their Falcon-9 rocket Intelsat-35E communications satellite. Launch was finished with success, sadly this time we did not see spectacular landing of the rocket’s booster. Finally after two failed attempts SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit Intelsat-35E. Mission was planned originally to be third in a row after Bulgariasat-1 delivered on 23 June Continue Reading The post SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Dragon delivered to Port of Los Angeles after 29 days in space

Capsule of the robotic cargo spacecraft Dragon was delivered Yesterday to Port of Los Angeles from where it will start its journey to another SpaceX facility. Dragon was launched on June 3, 2017 on the top of the Falcon-9 rocket from  LC-39A launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. It delivered to International Space Station 2708 kg of payload including 1002 kg Continue Reading The post Dragon delivered to Port of Los Angeles after 29 days in space appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

DARPA considers using PSLV rocket for less important missions

SpaceX suffers for a delay with their launch schedule since disaster of Falcon-9 with CRS-7 Dragon cargo spacecraft on 28 June 2015. Another failure on launch pad on 1 September 2016 also not helped in keeping the schedule. It should not be surprising that some potential Customers begun to consider another propositions from different launch service providers. One of such Continue Reading The post DARPA considers using PSLV rocket for less important missions appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]