Falcon-9

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. [...]

Another Iridium satellites on the top of the refurbished Falcon-9 booster

Iridium signed agreement with SpaceX to use refurbished boosters in two following launches covering delivering to orbit in total another twenty Iridium communications satellites. First flight of refurbished booster for Iidium with Next 31-40 satellites is planned for December 23rd, 2017 at 01:26 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Second mission covering placing on orbit another ten satellites (Iridium Next Continue Reading The post Another Iridium satellites on the top of the refurbished Falcon-9 booster appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Three different payloads delivered after three launches from America and Asia within last last 24 hours

Last day were in fact busy in space – CNSA, SpaceX and JAXA launched payloads for both commercial and government operators. A Chinese Long March 2D rocket with Venezuelan Remote Sensing Satellite 2, “Antonio José de Sucre”,  lifted off from the Launch Pad 603 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 4:13 UTC on October 9, 2017. Rocket managed to deliver Continue Reading The post Three different payloads delivered after three launches from America and Asia within last last 24 hours appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

X-37B delivered to orbit

Experimental USAF space plane X-37B was delivered today by the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket to Low Earth Orbit. It was first launch of X-37B by Falcon-9 rocket in the history. The 41st launch of Falcon-9 rocket was unique and clearly shows intentions of SpaceX for following years – getting into military contracts. Boeing X-37B, experimental robotic space plane, always launch on Continue Reading The post X-37B delivered to orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Falcon-9 test fire before OTV-5 mission

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket passed test fire planned before scheduled for September 7th, 2017, launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B robotic space plane. SpaceX performed test fire of Falcon-9 rocket on August 31 at LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Rocket without encapsulated vehicle was rolled out from hangar to the launch site; ground service team connected power and fueling lines reporting Continue Reading The post Falcon-9 test fire before OTV-5 mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]