Tag Archives: Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Fires Falcon 9’s Nine First Stage Engines at Cape Canaveral

Chilled liquid propellants were loaded into a 2-stage Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX’s launch team. They fired the rocket’s 9 Merlin 1D booster engines at the Complex 40 launch pad in Cape Canaveral. A cloud of exhaust was seen from nearby viewing points. According to SpaceX, the static fire test was successful. The activity was…
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Successful Launch of Hispasat Satellite

The Hispasat 30W-6 launched successfully on March 6, 2018, after a short delay last month. Repairs to the Falcon-9 involved the fairing pressurization system. The need for repair shut down the planned February 24, 2018 mission. SpaceX requested a March 1st launch, however, the U.S. Air Force denied the request due to a conflicting launch.…
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Falcon Heavy Is the Strongest Rocket in the World

Falcon Heavy successfully released from Kennedy Space Center and approximately 5 million pounds of thrust from the large rocket wobbled Cape Canaveral as bystanders cheered the maiden flight of Falcon Heavy. Its 2 side boosters of the 3 core rocket jettisoned and hovered after launch and flew back to its landing pads at the Cape…
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Soyuz MS-07 launched !

Following two days will be quite busy on International Space Station. Soyuz MS-07 already begun its journey to the Station, Dragon CRS-13 was launched on Friday and already docked with supplies to Earth facing Harmony module docking port. Dragon with 1560 kg of pressurized and 645 kg of unpressurized cargo was launched on the top…
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NROL-52 classified GEo communications satellite delivered to orbit by Atlas V

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket delivered for the fifth time in 2017 today to orbit classified spacecraft for National Reconnaissance Office after flawless launch from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. This launch was preceded by four not successful launch attempts which took place on October 5th, 6th, 7th and 14th. First two launch attempts were…
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NROL-52 postponed for the third time

This time not weather conditions, but technical issues with Atlas V launch vehicle caused another delay in NROL-52 space mission. Rocket spent last days at SLC-41 with payload encapsulated under the fairing, as Atlas V was rolled out on Tuesday, October 3. After two not successful launch attempts on Thursday and Friday , ULA decided…
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NROL-52 delayed again due the weather conditions

Top secret flight of Atlas 5 with classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office was again postponed for 24 hours. This time launch attempt was in fact even not started. After yesterday's hold, countdown was not resumed due the same reason. Extremely strong winds at SLC-41 made launch impossible and ULA decided to postpone launch of…
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NROL-52 delayed !

Launch of the ULA atlas 5 rocket with classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office was delayed for 24 hours. Launch was scheduled for today from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral at 07:30 UTC. Rocket in 421 configuration (2 boosters, 4 m fairing and single RL-10 engine installed at Centaur upper stage)  was rolled out on October…
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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…
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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,…
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