November 17, 2018
Antares

Live coverage: Ideal weather predicted for Saturday morning Antares launch

November 15, 2018

After back-to-back delays caused by rainy and windy weather, skies have cleared at Wallops Island, Virginia, for launch of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket at 4:01 a.m. EST (0901 GMT) Saturday. The rocket will lift off from Virginia’s Eastern Shore with a Cygnus supply ship heading to the International Space Station.

  • Progress resupply craft lifts off from Kazakhstan, heads for space station

    November 16, 2018

    A Russian Progress freighter loaded with nearly three tons of supplies, water and fuel lifted off on top of a Soyuz rocket Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trek to the International Space Station, clearing the way for the next Soyuz launch Dec. 3 with the next station-bound crew.

  • SpaceX launches Qatar’s Es’hail 2 communications satellite

    November 15, 2018

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket darted into a partly cloudy sky over Florida’s Space Coast with a roar Thursday afternoon, carrying the Japanese-built Es’hail 2 communications satellite into space to beam commercial video and data services across the Middle East and expand connectivity for Qatar’s military.

  • Falcon 9 launch timeline with Es’hail 2

    November 15, 2018

    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, heading due east over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver the Es’hail 2 communications satellite into orbit around 32 minutes later.

  • Photos: Previously-flown Falcon 9 booster ready for another launch

    November 15, 2018

    A Falcon 9 rocket powered by a first stage booster recovered after a launch in July is being readied for another flight Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Live coverage: SpaceX launches communications satellite for Qatar

    November 15, 2018

    SpaceX conducted its first launch from Florida in more than two months Thursday, when a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center with the Qatari Es’hail 2 communications satellite at 3:46 p.m. EST (2046 GMT). The Falcon 9’s reused first stage landed on SpaceX’s drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Antares launch from Virginia delayed to Friday

    November 14, 2018

    A forecast of low ceilings, thick clouds and rainy weather Thursday has led NASA and Northrop Grumman officials to push back the launch of an Antares rocket and a space station-bound supply ship from Virginia’s Eastern Shore to Friday morning.

  • India’s GSLV Mk.3 aces test launch, clearing way for lunar mission

    November 14, 2018

    The second orbital test flight of India’s GSLV Mk.3 launcher took off Wednesday, hoisting a high-throughput communications satellite into orbit to connect the county’s remote population and clearing the way for a robotic lunar lander to use the rocket in January.

  • SpaceX fires Falcon 9 booster on pad 39A, aims for comsat launch Thursday

    November 13, 2018

    SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket Monday night at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, clearing the way for a launch Thursday with Qatar’s Es’hail 2 communications satellite, the first daytime liftoff from Florida’s Space Coast in more than six months.

  • Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket test-fired at Kennedy Space Center

    November 12, 2018

    SpaceX test-fired a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket Monday evening on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, setting the stage for a launch later this week carrying the Japanese-built, Qatari-owned Es’hail 2 communications satellite to orbit.

  • Rocket Lab delivers seven payloads to orbit, plans next launch in December

    November 11, 2018

    Rocket Lab’s Electron booster launched six small satellites and a drag sail demonstrator to orbit Sunday from New Zealand, a success on the company’s first commercial mission that officials said should pave the way for a launch carrying NASA CubeSats next month and up to 16 flights of the light-class rocket next year.

  • Live coverage: Rocket Lab launches six CubeSats and drag sail demo

    November 10, 2018

    Rocket Lab’s first operational launch took off from Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 10:50 p.m. EST Saturday (0350 GMT Sunday). The Electron rocket is carrying six CubeSats and a tech demo payload into orbit for customers in the United States, Australia, and Germany.

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