Cape Canaveral

Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral

Minotaur-4, converted ICBM missile, was successfully assembled at Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral last Friday, August 19, 2017. Orbital ATK, operator of Minotaur-4, passed through assembly process at Launch Pad 46 last Friday. Rocket was delivered in parts and thanks to the fact, that rocket is solid fueled, assembling process was done safely directly at the launch pad. Minotaur-4 Continue Reading The post Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

TDRS-M launched!

United Launch Alliance managed to deliver to orbit on August 18th NASA’s third generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite – TDRS-M. Atlas V lifted off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral on August 18, at 12:29 UTC. Launch was delayed for 26 minutes due the technical problems with Centaur upper stage. RL-10C engine had problems with cooling, but ground service teams managed Continue Reading The post TDRS-M launched! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Get ready for Atlas V/TDRS-M!

United Launch Alliance Atlas V with TDRS-M satellite under payload fairing was rolled out today at Cape Canaveral. Finally after problems with broken antenna, which appeared in the half of July TDRS-M was successfully encapsulated under the payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket (401 configuration); rocket was rolled out to the launch site. With almost three weeks of delay (originally Continue Reading The post Get ready for Atlas V/TDRS-M! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Dragon CRS-12 launched!

SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit twelfth Dragon spacecraft with supplies for International Space Station. Falcon-9 1.2v rocket delivered to LEO robotic cargo spacecraft Dragon during twelfth mission under CRS contract. Vehicle was launched as it was previously planned, from Kennedy Space Center LC-39A launch site with 1652 kg of pressurized and 1258 kg or unpressurized cargo for International Space Station. Roll out Continue Reading The post Dragon CRS-12 launched! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

X-37B returns successfully from space after long-term mission !

Yesterday X-37B space plane returned from lasting for 718 days mission and performed flawless landing at Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This mission sets new record of flight duration for unmanned X-37B space plane designed and manufactured by Boeing Defense, Space & Security for U.S. Air Force. With 718 days X-37B managed to bet record of  USA-240 Continue Reading The post X-37B returns successfully from space after long-term mission ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]