Delta-2 and Flacon-9 catch another days of delay

Two reputable launch service providers are still suffering for minor problems with launching their vehicles what resultsg with another days of delay. United Launch Alliance with their Delta-2 rocket should deliver JPSS-1 weather satellite for NOAA on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Unfortunately this time rocket was not launched again. Strong winds at SLC-2W at Vandenberg Air Force Base forced ULA Continue Reading The post Delta-2 and Flacon-9 catch another days of delay appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Long March 4C delivers to orbit Fengyun-3D

On November 14, 2017 CNSA launched Long March 4C rocket with Fengyun-3D meteorological satellite under the payload fairing. Launch was performed yesterday at 18:35 UTC  from the LC9 Launch Complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province. Satellite is representing second generation of Chinese polar orbit weather satellites. It is fourth from FY-3 series which will be core of China’s weather Continue Reading The post Long March 4C delivers to orbit Fengyun-3D appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Sierra Nevada Corporation after glide test flight of Dream Chaser space plane

Dream Chaser passed one form most important glide test flights in 2017. Today SNC performed another test flight of their Dream Chaser space plane. Lifted by CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter (Columbia 234-U) which took off from Runway 22L at Edwards Air Force Base and delivered to altitude of 3810 m, Dream Chaser was dropped and performed glide flight and automatic landing. Continue Reading The post Sierra Nevada Corporation after glide test flight of Dream Chaser space plane appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Cygnus OA-8 delivered to orbit !

First success of Antares-230 in 2017; rocket delivered to orbit Orbital ATK Cygnus “Gene Cerman” to low earth orbit. Postponed from November 11 due the violation of safety zone around Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport launch was performed successfully today. Fourteenth mission from MARS LP-0A placed on Wallops Island  was also part of extension program. It let NASA to order cargo mission to International Continue Reading The post Cygnus OA-8 delivered to orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

OA-8 cargo mission to International Space Station postponed for 24 hours

Planned for 11:37 UTC today to launch of Antares rocket with OA-8 Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft was postponed for Sunday, November 12 due the plane violating the restricted area. First in 2017 mission of Antares rocket seemed to reaching successful final, but in the last minute before igniting its two powerful RD-181 engines, mission control center decided to abort mission Continue Reading The post OA-8 cargo mission to International Space Station postponed for 24 hours appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]