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JPSS-1 delivered to orbit during second Delta II mission in 2017.

United Launch Alliance managed to launch Delta II with JPSS-1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base during third trial. First NOAA next generation weather satellite should be launched earlier this week but ULA twice was forced to postpone this mission. First time due the boats in the safety zone around Vandenberg and second time due the strong winds at Vandenberg. Launch was Continue Reading The post JPSS-1 delivered to orbit during second Delta II mission in 2017. appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

JPSS-1 weather satellite delayed for at least four days

United Launch Alliance informed about postponing the launch of Delta II rocket with JPSS-1 satellite for at least four days. According to ULA reason for delaying launch of Delta II is problem with faulty battery of JPSS-1 satellite. It was decided yesterday to replace battery and specialists from Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. managed to perform service action and install Continue Reading The post JPSS-1 weather satellite delayed for at least four days appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Minotaur-C delivers SkySat satellites during first mission after six years

After lasting six years break Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket raised over Vandenberg Air Force base with ten satellites under its fairing.  Perfect weather at SLC-576E launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base made possible first launch of Minotaur-C rocket since failed mission of 3110 model with Glory, KySat-1, Hermes and Explorer-1 satellites. Last time rocket also was launched from SLC-576E and failed Continue Reading The post Minotaur-C delivers SkySat satellites during first mission after six years appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Delta 2 under preparations before launch Vandenberg Air Force Base

Delta 2 rocket soon will pass through encapsulation process with JPSS-1 satellite. Latest weather satellite designed and manufactured for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration soon will be encapsulated under Delta 2 payload fairing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Satellite was already raised on special elevator to reach second stage of Delta 2 last Tuesday at Space Launch Complex 2-West. This marked begun Continue Reading The post Delta 2 under preparations before launch Vandenberg Air Force Base 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. [...]