Category Archives: Cape Canaveral

Targeting Bennu – OSIRIS-REx launched yesterday !

One of the most important missions for NASA has begun yesterday at 23:05 GMT on SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. Atlas V rocket delivered to orbit Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx). OSIRIS-REx is first in NASA history sample return mission to asteroid. It will be third in the world after successful Japanese…
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Falcon-9 FT exploded before test fire at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Falcon-9 FT with Israeli communication satellite Amos-6 belonging to Spacecom Ltd. exploded at Cape Canaveral before ultimate trial before launch planned for 3rd September at 07:00 GMT. This test fire was planned to be conducted at Complex 40 launch pad. This accident happened over 14 months after failure CRS-7 mission on June 2015. This time Falcon-9 failed…
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JCSAT-16 mission accomplished !

SpaceX is celebrating successful launch of the JCSAT-16 and perfect landing on the droneship. JCSAT-16 is C and Ku band broadcasting satellite designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (under contract signed in 2014) for Tokyo based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Spacecraft will cover with its range Asia, Russia, Oceania, Middle East and North America with onboard 26 C and…
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Get ready for AFSPC-6 !

Next mission covering delivering to orbit two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP, also known as GEO-SSAP) satellites is getting close. Rocket will start at 04:47 GMT on 19th August 2016. United Launch Alliance as launch service provider decided to use Space Launch Complex 37 (at Cape Canaveral AFS) and their reliable Delta IV rocket in this…
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GSSAP-3 and GSSAP-4 already in space !

United Launch Alliance acquired next success. 359th flight of the Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) finished with planned deploying of two observation satellites for U.S. Government. Launch of the Delta IV with two GSSAP satellites under 4 m payload fairing was performed from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral AFS. Punctually on August 19 at…
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NROL-61 launched !

We are just after third in this year launching of secret payload y United Launch Alliance for National Reconnaissance Office. Again NRO left much space for assumptions regarding characteristic of the payload covered with 4 meter fairing of Atlas V. Atlas V was launched from Cape Canaveral SLC-41; rocket was rolled out after assembling and payload…
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NROL-61 orbit unveiled !

Launched recently on July 28, 2016, on atop of United Launch Alliance Atlas V (421) classified payload was spotted by one of the Australian satellite spotters. NROL-61 was launched on from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral AFS for national Reconnaissance Office. Due the published NOTAM it was possible to confirm that rocket will be launched in…
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NROL-61 is getting close !

Next mission with classified payload to support national security of United States Of America by United Launch Alliance; launch date of NROL-61 mission is getting close, payload still is covered with secret; although we can take a closer look on launch vehicle, weather forecast and gossips and assumes on character of the payload. Launch is…
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CRS-9 is getting close !

Falcon-9 1.2v remains ready at SLC-40 launch site at Cape Canaveral AFS with Dragon robotic cargo spacecraft under payload fairing. Only hours are separating us from beginning of the CRS-9 mission to International Space Station. According to weather forecasts given yesterday for Cape Canaveral, we have cloudless sky, mild wind and warm air-everything seems to…
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Falcon-9 FT launched from SLC-40, Dragon delivered to orbit !

There was no surprise - Falcon-9 FT was successfully launched and delivered Dragon unmanned robotic cargo spacecraft to parking orbit. Spacecraft already started its journey to International Space Station with 2400 kg of payload including supplies, scientific experiments and International Docking Adapter inside unpressurized trunk in service module. At 04:21 GMT Falcon-9 FT was still…
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