February 19, 2017

Live: SpaceX hopes to launch Falcon 9 rocket today

February 17, 2017

SpaceX plans to launch a commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station at 9:39 a.m. EST (1439 GMT) Sunday, a day after a last-minute abort kept the Falcon 9 rocket on the ground. The flight will take off from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Live coverage: European launcher heads to orbit from French Guiana

February 14, 2017

Arianespace’s launch team loaded an Ariane 5 rocket full of super-cold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants Tuesday for a fiery sunset blastoff from French Guiana at 2139 GMT (4:39 p.m. EST) with two European-built television broadcast satellites for Brazil and Indonesia.

Live coverage: Arianespace declares success on first flight of the year

January 27, 2017

A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off Friday night from a tropical spaceport in French Guiana with a commercial communications satellite setting off on a dual mission to demonstrate new space technologies and bridge the Atlantic with data, video and voice relays. Launch occurred at 0103:34 GMT Saturday (8:03:34 p.m. EST Friday).

Live coverage: Atlas 5 countdown and launch journal

January 17, 2017

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral today at 7:42 p.m. EST (0042 GMT) to deploy the U.S. military’s SBIRS GEO Flight 3 observatory, equipped with advanced telescopic infrared vision to spot enemy missile launches, for early warning surveillance.

Live coverage: SpaceX resumes launches from California

January 14, 2017

SpaceX’s first launch since August took off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A Falcon 9 rocket deployed the first 10 next-generation Iridium communications satellites, part of a $3 billion upgrade to the company’s space network. Liftoff occurred at 9:54 a.m. PST (12:54 p.m. EST; 1754 GMT), and the Falcon 9’s first stage landed on a barge in the Pacific a few minutes later.

Live coverage: Ariane 5 launches from French Guiana

December 21, 2016

An Ariane 5 rocket has blasted off from a tropical launch pad in French Guiana on nearly 3 million pounds of thrust, hoisting two U.S.-built communications satellites to orbit for commercial owners in Brazil and Japan.

Live coverage: Japan’s enhanced Epsilon booster blasts off

December 20, 2016

A Japanese Epsilon rocket launched Tuesday from the Uchinoura Space Center, a shoreline spaceport on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, with a space weather research probe to study phenomena inside the turbulent Van Allen radiation belts. Liftoff of the 85-foot-tall rocket occurred at 1100 GMT (6 a.m. EST).

Live coverage: Atlas 5 countdown and launch journal

December 16, 2016

Putting new technology in the sky that will beam high-speed Internet to rural America, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral today to deploy the commercial EchoStar 19 satellite. Follow the ascent in our live journal.

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